Why Not to Buy an Audi

Why Not to Buy an Audi


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Alexander says should I get a Jetta SportWagen TDI or an Audi a3 wagon
TDI, both of them under 100,000 miles and 2012, well if you know anything about me
I wouldn’t buy either of those, realize that Volkswagen owns Audi they have very
similar technologies in them, and they are both endless money pits as they age
that said if you really like them and you can get them cheap enough and
especially if you’re in Europe, go ahead they were cheaper there they had
mechanics that knew how to fix the things, here in the United States the
Volkswagen and Audi dealers, oh man do their their customers, it’s just they
charge way too much money working on it, I’ve had more customers go to an Audi or
Volkswagen dealer and be quoted $4,000 of work, they bring it to me and I fix
them for like five hundred dollars, in the United States they’re not good
vehicles to have, but in Europe where people know how to fix them and don’t
charge as much, they can be ok vehicles especially you’re buying used and get
them cheap, because I noticed in Europe used cars are a lot cheaper than they’re
in the United States, because the Europeans don’t have this fake book
value like in the United States that’s overinflated so they can sell used cars
for more, they want a lot cheaper in Europe and they do in the United States, so
you can get one cheap enough and you want to get one
yeah go ahead, but don’t do in the United States,
Casey Roger says hey Scotty where are all the manual transmissions going, are there
such things as conversion kits I don’t want a Mustang Camaro or challenger, yeah
well they’re just going away from standard transmissions, the thing is at
one point in time the standard transmissions got better gas mileage
than the automatics, but today with modern computer-controlled designs, the
automatics can actually get better gas mileage than the standard transmissions
do, and that’s what they’re really going for by government laws, especially
here in the United States, go to Europe you’ll see standard transmissions all
over the place, but here in the United States people are getting lazy, they don’t
like shifting, but a lot of it is technology
that they can actually make the automatics get better gas mileage, so
everything’s computer-controlled if the transmission is too, it fits in with
everything else, and that’s why they’re doing, it’s just the way that it’s going
in our society, Alexnder says Scotty could I transfer
a 2010 Impala automatic into a manual transmission Thanks, well anything can be
done with enough time and money, I have had customers over the past 50 years
attempt to do that on modern cars, hoo-wee is it a pain in the butt because
it’s all computer-controlled, and then you got to cut a hole for the shifter
and then you got to put on a pedal for the clutch, and hook all that stuff up, it
is a royal pain in the wazoo, and considering that a 2010 Impala is worth
nothing, unless you want to do it as a toy to mess around, with I
wouldn’t bother, it really wouldn’t be worth the bother, now when I was young
sure you could swap the transmissions on a Mustang, go from an automatic to a
standard there were simple vehicles they easy to do, but with modern cars
like that, it’s a giant rat’s nest if you try to do something like that
Larry says I got an 09 Lexus es350, had a bad shimmy-shake from
takeoff to about sixty, if it’s only if you take off fast, the first thing you
want to check are the cv joints and the CV axles, because if they get worn and
they’re off balance when you take off it’s gonna shake around a lot, you want to
check the front struts, tie rods, ball joints see if anything is worn, something
you can do yourself and I see this a lot, you might just put the front tires
stick them in the back, and if it goes away you know either the tires are out of
round or the rims are bent and if it doesn’t affect it that much being in the
back, the back tires on those just roll the front ones do all the work, you can
just leave it, I got a lot of customers they have good ones in the front and
they work ok, you might try that yourself first, Oscar Gonzales should I put in a
fuel additive for a 1968 Mercury Cougar given modern fuel types, okay here’s
the thing, that engine was made for leaded gas, and you can get additives for
that it, would be a good idea if you’ve got the high performance engine that
they used in the Mustangs, you’d be best running like shell v-power that’s the
highest octane gas and put a little the lead substitute in, because those engines
weren’t made for that, now some guys when they really do them over, they’ll do the
heads over and they’ll make the valves so that they don’t need the lead to
lubricate them they’ll redo the valve seats and spend a whole bunch of money,
but if it’s all stock yeah it’s a good idea to do that,
Mikey Callie says what’s the life of a 93 Chrysler LeBaron, well if it’s still
running it’s still got a little bit left, one they were
a weird body style and you either love him or you hate him and most people
hated them, and then they were also a Chrysler k-car design, and they had lots
of problems, I mean their automatic transmissions were garbage, I had
customers that bought the turbo version, all the engines blew up on them, some people
liked them and if you took care of it and baby them, the big point here is you
got a baby the thing, you got a really baby them because they don’t
take abuse, but if your baby them their like anything else’s they can last, I got
a customer believe it or not as a Ford Edsel and it still runs pretty good
cuz it’s his baby he takes it out on the weekend, but you know their not
worth anything, they’ll never be a collector’s item, and if you’re buying
one cheap enough and it’s still runs yeah it might last you awhile, just
don’t pay much they’re not worth anything, so if you never want to miss
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