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Couple of months ago I purchased a 2008 A6 Quattro. It was a well equipped car, drives great.

AC keeps imploding, I'm not going to keep it.

So that brings us to the replacement. If the A6 wasn't bad enough, this should seal the deal.

It has a boo-boo in the front right corner. Meh, whatever.

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Looks good from this angle.

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And this angle.

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Got the Carfax a little while ago.... As of these photos, car has 107,xxx miles on it. It was dealer maintained by all three owners up until 106,xxx miles. Thing has been very well cared for.

So well in fact, that it has a CEL on already!

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Just noticed that's a SES light. Different than a CEL?

Time will tell!

So TCL, how bad of an idea is this?
 

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Just realized it has Michelin tires on it.

Smooremin only sells me the finest used cars.

A6 also has brand new Michelins on it. It's a sign.
 

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Are you asking us to recommend a Disco 2 for you to daily?


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You'll probably get a trouble-free year out of that, maybe more!
 

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Do it.

If it has survived 100+k without imploding, it is probably going to be ok. Can't be any worse than the PoorRunner.
 

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I've always liked Discos in that color.

Just wait until you meet the "Three Amigos" (Google it):



You can even get a T-shirt once you reach that level:

 

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Go ahead and start that maintenance spreadsheet bro.
We all know what it's going to look like:

* Oil change
* Head gaskets
* Oil change
* Head gaskets
* Oil change
* New heads
* Oil change
* Tire rotation
* Head gaskets
* Repair ABS module
* Head gaskets
* Oil change
* Hew heads
* Oil change
* New engine


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We all know what it's going to look like:

* Oil change
* Head gaskets
* Oil change
* Head gaskets
* Oil change
* New heads
* Oil change
* Tire rotation
* Head gaskets
* Repair ABS module
* Head gaskets
* Oil change
* Hew heads
* Oil change
* New engine


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Throw a few torched valves in that ingredient list liberally, stir slowly, allow to simmer, serve quickly while it’s still running under it’s own power.

The best solution, as usual, is LS.
 

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We all know what it's going to look like:

* Oil change
* Head gaskets
* Oil change
* Head gaskets
* Oil change
* New heads
* Oil change
* Tire rotation
* Head gaskets
* Repair ABS module
* Head gaskets
* Oil change
* Hew heads
* Oil change
* New engine


:p
You're far too optimistic. The actual sequence is:

* Oil change
* Suspension
* WTF electrical problem
* Suspension
* Head gaskets
* Try to burp the air out of the coolant system
* The cylinder sleeves all shifted (see: Head gaskets, above)
* https://www.google.com/search?&q=how+to+commit+insurance+fraud

Source: owned a classic Range Rover.
 

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Can we make this another TCL meetup? Except this time we just watch Cabin Pics turn his money into a bonfire.


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