Re: Whats more reliable as a daily driver....a late80s/early90s Cabrio or a m ... (DaddyOfPayton)
its difficult to generalise in this way. for example i own an A1 (115k) and an A3 (52k) and i cant tell you that both required the usual tune-up when i bought them and both required new suspension and batteries. the A3 is currently in the shop having the tranny replaced and the A1 had a new clutch and, because its a cabby, a new top.
you have to consider each and every car on it merits, age and model are only two factors. you should consider these points too:
>Mileage - on the chassis, engine and tranny
>Tranny type - auto or manual (autos are less reliable)
>Previous owvers - did they have it regulary serviced. did they race the car or care for it. was the car garaged
>Location - some states wear on cars less than others, check the vehical history
theres a bunch of other stuff of course but as i said reliability is the sum of the above factors, not the design.
Re: Whats more reliable as a daily driver....a late80s/early90s Cabrio or a m ... (Volkswagenut)
i have a 95 cabby with 110000 miles on it, aside from the minor small details there wasnt much i had ta do ta keep it in good shape, it still runs good with the exception of my clutch but thats my fault
...plus u might wanna look at the different kinds of mods u can do, u might find urself likeing some of the things that can be done to a certain generation, i love my a3 becuz i can do almost nething i want with it but i really dont kno much about the older a1s and a2s...good luck tho
Re: Whats more reliable as a daily driver....a late80s/early90s Cabrio or a m ... (vwjunkie20)
I think its a completely different style and personality. A3s are bigger and slower but I think they feel more rigid on the road. A1s are fast and pleasant to drive. Mechanicals have nothing to do between these two generations. Personally I would go for the A3, has more gizmos and will protect you better in case of an accident (ABS,ESP,Dual Airbags).
Why I still have a A1, well I am still in love like the first day I saw it.....
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