Saturday, March 19, 2011

Weekend Quickies - Saturday, March 19, 2011

1995 Audi S6 - This is the first year Audi started calling this car the S6, prior to 1995 it was known as the S4 (and is completely different from today's S4).

This S6 has been slightly modified, using parts from from 2Bennett Audimotive, one of the best Audi tuners around.

This is the type of modified car I like. It's not overdone. Other than sitting on some 18" wheels and a lower ride height, there is nothing about this car that screams "modified".

The only thing I would add to this car is a set of Audi rings on the front. The nose looks too bland without them.

Located in Lynden, WA, click here to see the eBay listing.

1989 BMW 325iX - This was BMW's answer to Audi's 80/90 quattro sedans. While Audi advertised their AWD cars like crazy, BMW, for unknown reasons, downplayed these cars. It was almost as if they were saying "Yeah, Audi's got AWD and if you really, really, want it, you can get a BMW with AWD, too. We're just not going to try very hard to sell you one."

It's too bad BMW didn't publicize these cars. They are every bit as good - and in some cases better than - the Audi 80 / 90 quattro sedans.

The E30 iX cars have one big flaw. They rust. BMW put some lower body molding on the iX and it collects moisture and dirt.

This car is not perfect, but it would make a great everyday driver or winter car. It has some rust and needs a little brake work, but it has just 130,000 miles and the seller says it runs good.

Located in Everett, MA, click here to see the Craigslist ad.

1988 Renault Medallion - Remember this car? It's now on eBay. The new owner found out what most of us who love and drive older, obsolete cars already know... It's not easy finding parts for orphan cars. And sometimes those parts - even for non-exotic cars like this one - are incredibly expensive.

The car is in better shape than it was when it was purchased a few weeks ago. It has a number of new parts. The eBay ad, besides having more pictures, is much more descriptive than the original Craigslist ad.

The original post I wrote about this car received a lot of attention. (You can find the post here.) A number of people left comments and sent me e-mails stating that they wished they had been able to buy the car. Here's your second chance.

Located in Plainfield, NJ, click here to see the eBay listing.

1 comment:

Blair Russell said...

Yeah, I stumbled upon the Medallion being up for sale again, and I wasn't too surprised to see it. I hope it sells, first off, and the seller is able to not lose money on the purchase and the cash he put into the Renault.