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wivanoff

Trad climber
CT
Apr 5, 2013 - 08:13am PT
If you get a Subie, I'd get an automatic. Google "Subaru clutch shudder" and you'll see the problem I and others have had with the Outback wagon.
WyoRockMan

Trad climber
Flank of the Bighorns
Apr 5, 2013 - 08:24am PT
We had a herd of wagons go by yesterday. Several times.
Credit: WyoRockMan
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Apr 5, 2013 - 09:00am PT
Audi is basically a VW with leather, and VW has the worst reliability record over the last 10-20 years in every CR I've seen. A4 and Passat shared a tons of parts. Nice when new, dodgy after about 100k. At $5k, I can't imagine you're finding an Audi that won't need frequent repair work.

Unless your brother really owes you bigtime (to the point he'll be the one putting parts and time into it), get the Suby.

This pretty much says it all:
Greatest car I've ever owned by far...I've dropped $6K in repairs in the last year

Seems pretty odd for a carpenter to not have a rig (truck/van) to pull a trailer or haul materials.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 5, 2013 - 03:14pm PT
I've got a full size pickup, a Chevy 1500.

I want to downsize. As a sub (I like it that way) I'm only occasionally called upon to haul materials. 99% of the time, it's a delivery. I have no little man issues, so see no need to own a truck when a wagon can haul my tools to a jobsite that the lumber yard will deliver to,and get better mileage.

I wish I'd taken a picture when I loaned my timberframer friend my 40' extension ladder. He had that puppy strapped to the homemade racks on his Subaru hatchback. Flagged in front and back, of course.

Yankee ingenuity, I tell ya'.
Captain...or Skully

climber
Apr 5, 2013 - 03:15pm PT
The flag would only be required in back.
I thought you were headed for Panama or some such...
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 5, 2013 - 03:16pm PT
Gotta make some money first...

Building is going off here. Not new construction, but people are realizing that not spending on their homes equals a net loss.
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
Apr 5, 2013 - 04:45pm PT
Audi is basically a VW with leather, and VW has the worst reliability record over the last 10-20 years in every CR I've seen. A4 and Passat shared a tons of parts. Nice when new, dodgy after about 100k. At $5k, I can't imagine you're finding an Audi that won't need frequent repair work.

THIS!!! ^^

My buddy has dumped so much money into his Audi. I would personally never buy one.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 8, 2013 - 02:03pm PT
I'm meeting with someone tomorrow about a trade of my 2000 Silverado for a '97 A6 Avant.

Luckily, my brother is an Audi mechanic, and will be here to go over it in great detail.

We'll see how it goes...
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Jun 8, 2013 - 02:12pm PT
I would not drive an audi if it was given to me. i would sell it before it took me to the cleaners. had enough VW's and Slobs to know that sh#t gets pricy in a big hurry when it gets older.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 8, 2013 - 02:24pm PT
I don't take cars to the shop. Given that my brother is an Audi mechanic, and lives down the road, I'm comfortable with doing the work myself.
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Jun 8, 2013 - 02:53pm PT
Brandon,
Get the '65 Falcon Squire Wagon 211 posted. If you don't need the p/u bed for the building material, arrive on the job site (and every stop) stylin'.
BuddhaStalin

climber
Truckee, CA
Jun 8, 2013 - 05:52pm PT
5k audi, wouldnt touch it with a ten foot pole, 5k subaru, much more reasonable. Even a 10k audi would still not be a great choice. Clutch shudder? any car will get that if it needs a flywheel resurfacing. That means nothing except its time for a clutch, which any car will need, or that the person did the clutch and skipped resurfacing the flywheel.

Japanese is much cheaper to own and more reliable, german is the opposite, less reliable and costs a lot more to own.

Former mechanic, have owned 3 vw/audi and 7 subaru. Subaru wins. Audis are fun, but id own the subaru.
illusiondweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Dec 12, 2013 - 08:19pm PT

Apr 5, 2013 - 08:13am PT
If you get a Subie, I'd get an automatic.

Here's my AT...started Aug 2012...finished July 25, 2013:

stevep

Boulder climber
Salt Lake, UT
Dec 12, 2013 - 08:29pm PT
Yeah, the people that I know that have had Allroads loved them, but $$$$ for repairs, and lots of them.
Part of me still wishes that I had gotten one of the 2002 Allroads that Audi gave to the Austrian ski team during the Olympics here in SLC. The local Audi dealer sold them off after. They were sweet.
i'm gumby dammit

Sport climber
da ow
Dec 12, 2013 - 08:37pm PT
i had a 90 legacy. it died with 260k. bought a 2000 outback in 2006, gave it to my daughter in 2010 when she turned 16 and bought a 2002. daughter went away to santa barbara and couldn't have a car so i sold the 2002 and still have the 2000 with 275k. i lived in it with my two dogs for september and half of october (which included a trip from tahoe to yellowstone and back with my 3 daughters). i love that car.
al subi
al subi
Credit: i'm gumby dammit
thebravecowboy

Social climber
Colorado Plateau
Dec 12, 2013 - 10:49pm PT
subie
Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Dec 13, 2013 - 04:10am PT
some stupid cuunt
in an audi passed
me on blind and icy corner
the other morning.

i had my ten year old
daughter in the front seat,
makalu in the back
of the prius with all
of my logging gear.

just ahead of us
the traffic was crawling
because it was seriously
compromised driving conditions.

it took my full bucket
of discipline not to get out
at the stop light
and rectify the situation.

so if you get an audi,
don't drive like
that, eh.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Dec 13, 2013 - 05:01am PT
Buy that damn 65 falcon squire and mount a M-50 in the back and start your own contra suicide squad...
Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Dec 13, 2013 - 05:53am PT
mr jhonson
after ahm dead, and recovered
from some unlikely scene,
they'll lay me on that
white-sheeted bed
with the so-so mattress beneath,
and as they undress me
for that grand finale strip,
my zipper will get jammed
because it always does,
though they get thru it,
and my boot laces will be spliced
with a cunnection bowline
because i care for coroners
though it'll probably be my
wife with tears in her eyes
cause she loves me despite,
and i don't want no physical
struggle for the next author
of my boots,
and then they'll get to my socks,
wretched for sure they should
have been washed decades ago,
and i'll probably be wearing
her underwear because mine
are all in the raven's nest
cause i care for those wee birdies
trying to learn the black arts,
and next to the bed on some
glued-tile floor will be
the last expression of my journey
in a pile of cotton dreams and
synthetic bark,
and surely they'll be more sawdust
in my pockets than any other
symbol of worth.

that was fcuking awesome.
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