Friday, August 10, 2007

No love for Audi today

Piece of shit car.
Broke down on my way to work today.
I was exactly halfway to work when the check-engine light started flashing and the car started shuddering and running rough.
Luckily there was an exit right then and there was a hotel at the end of the ramp.
I pulled in planning to just chill for a minute then figure out a plan.
Then I saw the sign for the rental car place in the hotel.
So I left my car there and drove to work in a rental.
I am going back to get my car tomorrow. I am having it towed to the dealer so they can figure out what is wrong with it.
AAA informed me that, after the great tire debacle of 2007, this was my last free tow for the rest of the year.
It's not like it is an old car. It's a 2004 that I got in September of 2003. It has had all its services at the dealer since it was under warranty.
There are 56,000 miles on it. The warranty expired at 50,000.
Of course.
I am seriously thinking about trading it in for something other than an Audi.
But man is it nice not to have a car payment right now.


Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear that the Germans can't make a decent car anymore... Maybe you can upgrade to a Ford, or something like that. Not sure what kind of Audi you have, but the price range for a 2004 Audi on ebay is 16-25k. You should be able to get a nice, used, reliable something for that.

Jill said...

I had a Ford once. I hated that car.
I did like my Honda though.

Jennifer said...

I think the ford comment was a joke... at least, I hope it was. Go with the Honda, maybe even upgrade to an Acura.

Jill said...

You know, I test drove an Acura back in 2003. I found the legroom to be a little tight for me.

Anonymous said...

My Audi is a piece of crap, too, and has been since I bought it. I am in the same boat as you, nice not to have a car payment, but sooo many repairs = just as much $$$. Thnking of trading this piece of sh#$ in for a Not Audi, but also not US built car. The Ford comment is either a joke or comes from some lazy union worker. Screw Ford, GM and Chrysler and double screw the UAW you socialist bastards!