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Old 10-22-2007, 06:38 PM   #31
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Hey Dave:

Just test-drove an 03 RS6 last Friday. The dealer let me have it for the
afternoon. I have been looking for a good RS6 or S8 for about two years now.

Couldn't arrange a test track, but I was impressed with what the car could
do on an open freeway. Easily got over 140, then had to back off for
traffic. What is the RS6's top speed? Is it limited electronically to 155?
The Brembos are fantastic!

Does the RS6 have the timing chain in the back of the engine like the RS4,
or timing belt in the front like the S8? I can't remember what model year
Audi made that change. My mechanic says the cost of maintenance on this car
will be astronomical. What has been your experience?


I got to crawl all over the R8 American LeMans pace car at the Houston Grand
Prix last March, but didn't get to drive it....I'm jealous!


--
Stephen Clark
89 Audi 100
Houston, Texas USA


"Dave LaCourse" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> On Thu, 18 Oct 2007 09:51:13 +0200, "James Teaky"
> <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>>Anyone who wants to release the full potential of their car needs to
>>use a race track anyway - you can't turn into tesco's with a powerslide.

>
> Exactly! My RS6 gets it exercise on a closed circuit.
>
> Dave
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Old 10-22-2007, 06:38 PM   #32
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Hey Dave:

Just test-drove an 03 RS6 last Friday. The dealer let me have it for the
afternoon. I have been looking for a good RS6 or S8 for about two years now.

Couldn't arrange a test track, but I was impressed with what the car could
do on an open freeway. Easily got over 140, then had to back off for
traffic. What is the RS6's top speed? Is it limited electronically to 155?
The Brembos are fantastic!

Does the RS6 have the timing chain in the back of the engine like the RS4,
or timing belt in the front like the S8? I can't remember what model year
Audi made that change. My mechanic says the cost of maintenance on this car
will be astronomical. What has been your experience?


I got to crawl all over the R8 American LeMans pace car at the Houston Grand
Prix last March, but didn't get to drive it....I'm jealous!


--
Stephen Clark
89 Audi 100
Houston, Texas USA


"Dave LaCourse" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> On Thu, 18 Oct 2007 09:51:13 +0200, "James Teaky"
> <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>>Anyone who wants to release the full potential of their car needs to
>>use a race track anyway - you can't turn into tesco's with a powerslide.

>
> Exactly! My RS6 gets it exercise on a closed circuit.
>
> Dave
>
>



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Old 10-22-2007, 06:38 PM   #33
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Hey Dave:

Just test-drove an 03 RS6 last Friday. The dealer let me have it for the
afternoon. I have been looking for a good RS6 or S8 for about two years now.

Couldn't arrange a test track, but I was impressed with what the car could
do on an open freeway. Easily got over 140, then had to back off for
traffic. What is the RS6's top speed? Is it limited electronically to 155?
The Brembos are fantastic!

Does the RS6 have the timing chain in the back of the engine like the RS4,
or timing belt in the front like the S8? I can't remember what model year
Audi made that change. My mechanic says the cost of maintenance on this car
will be astronomical. What has been your experience?


I got to crawl all over the R8 American LeMans pace car at the Houston Grand
Prix last March, but didn't get to drive it....I'm jealous!


--
Stephen Clark
89 Audi 100
Houston, Texas USA


"Dave LaCourse" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> On Thu, 18 Oct 2007 09:51:13 +0200, "James Teaky"
> <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>>Anyone who wants to release the full potential of their car needs to
>>use a race track anyway - you can't turn into tesco's with a powerslide.

>
> Exactly! My RS6 gets it exercise on a closed circuit.
>
> Dave
>
>



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Old 10-22-2007, 07:45 PM   #34
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On Mon, 22 Oct 2007 17:38:14 -0500, "Stephen Clark"
<[email protected]> wrote:

>Does the RS6 have the timing chain in the back of the engine like the RS4,
>or timing belt in the front like the S8? I can't remember what model year
>Audi made that change. My mechanic says the cost of maintenance on this car
>will be astronomical. What has been your experience?
>
>


In the front. Timing belt change is 35k miles and under warranty. I
have 50k now on the car and except for a worn out left front carpet
mat, the car is still a cherry. I have it chipped and dyno said 509
bhp. Believe it or not, the chip gives better gas mileage (which is
about 21 on a trip and 16 around town ifn I don't play with it!)

Biggest expense (beside timing belt) would be brakes. I had mine done
at 30K miles under warranty. Rotors are $500 apiece. After market
would be the way to go - just as good, and less expensive. There are
a number of speed shops in my area that can do it far cheaper. I have
BBS LM 19 inch wheels on it, and they look terrific. A picture of it
and my grandson's 2000 S4 (chipped) with BBSs is in this month's Audi
Club magazine. I normally sell my used Audis to one of my sons in
law, but I will use the RS6 as down-payment on my R8

>I got to crawl all over the R8 American LeMans pace car at the Houston Grand
>Prix last March, but didn't get to drive it....I'm jealous!


Yeah, when I saw it at Petit LeMans at Road Atlanta earlier this
month, I fell in love. When I got to drive it for several laps of a
Turn 1/infield road course at Pocono, I was enthralled. I also drove
the SR4 on the same course and found it very nimble in the twisties,
but not as quick on acceleration as my RS6. Not knocking it; it was a
joy to drive - it was Arrest Me Yellow, worse than the red one.

Dave





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Old 10-22-2007, 07:45 PM   #35
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On Mon, 22 Oct 2007 17:38:14 -0500, "Stephen Clark"
<[email protected]> wrote:

>Does the RS6 have the timing chain in the back of the engine like the RS4,
>or timing belt in the front like the S8? I can't remember what model year
>Audi made that change. My mechanic says the cost of maintenance on this car
>will be astronomical. What has been your experience?
>
>


In the front. Timing belt change is 35k miles and under warranty. I
have 50k now on the car and except for a worn out left front carpet
mat, the car is still a cherry. I have it chipped and dyno said 509
bhp. Believe it or not, the chip gives better gas mileage (which is
about 21 on a trip and 16 around town ifn I don't play with it!)

Biggest expense (beside timing belt) would be brakes. I had mine done
at 30K miles under warranty. Rotors are $500 apiece. After market
would be the way to go - just as good, and less expensive. There are
a number of speed shops in my area that can do it far cheaper. I have
BBS LM 19 inch wheels on it, and they look terrific. A picture of it
and my grandson's 2000 S4 (chipped) with BBSs is in this month's Audi
Club magazine. I normally sell my used Audis to one of my sons in
law, but I will use the RS6 as down-payment on my R8

>I got to crawl all over the R8 American LeMans pace car at the Houston Grand
>Prix last March, but didn't get to drive it....I'm jealous!


Yeah, when I saw it at Petit LeMans at Road Atlanta earlier this
month, I fell in love. When I got to drive it for several laps of a
Turn 1/infield road course at Pocono, I was enthralled. I also drove
the SR4 on the same course and found it very nimble in the twisties,
but not as quick on acceleration as my RS6. Not knocking it; it was a
joy to drive - it was Arrest Me Yellow, worse than the red one.

Dave





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Old 10-22-2007, 07:45 PM   #36
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On Mon, 22 Oct 2007 17:38:14 -0500, "Stephen Clark"
<[email protected]> wrote:

>Does the RS6 have the timing chain in the back of the engine like the RS4,
>or timing belt in the front like the S8? I can't remember what model year
>Audi made that change. My mechanic says the cost of maintenance on this car
>will be astronomical. What has been your experience?
>
>


In the front. Timing belt change is 35k miles and under warranty. I
have 50k now on the car and except for a worn out left front carpet
mat, the car is still a cherry. I have it chipped and dyno said 509
bhp. Believe it or not, the chip gives better gas mileage (which is
about 21 on a trip and 16 around town ifn I don't play with it!)

Biggest expense (beside timing belt) would be brakes. I had mine done
at 30K miles under warranty. Rotors are $500 apiece. After market
would be the way to go - just as good, and less expensive. There are
a number of speed shops in my area that can do it far cheaper. I have
BBS LM 19 inch wheels on it, and they look terrific. A picture of it
and my grandson's 2000 S4 (chipped) with BBSs is in this month's Audi
Club magazine. I normally sell my used Audis to one of my sons in
law, but I will use the RS6 as down-payment on my R8

>I got to crawl all over the R8 American LeMans pace car at the Houston Grand
>Prix last March, but didn't get to drive it....I'm jealous!


Yeah, when I saw it at Petit LeMans at Road Atlanta earlier this
month, I fell in love. When I got to drive it for several laps of a
Turn 1/infield road course at Pocono, I was enthralled. I also drove
the SR4 on the same course and found it very nimble in the twisties,
but not as quick on acceleration as my RS6. Not knocking it; it was a
joy to drive - it was Arrest Me Yellow, worse than the red one.

Dave





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Old 10-22-2007, 07:45 PM   #37
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On Mon, 22 Oct 2007 17:38:14 -0500, "Stephen Clark"
<[email protected]> wrote:

>Does the RS6 have the timing chain in the back of the engine like the RS4,
>or timing belt in the front like the S8? I can't remember what model year
>Audi made that change. My mechanic says the cost of maintenance on this car
>will be astronomical. What has been your experience?
>
>


In the front. Timing belt change is 35k miles and under warranty. I
have 50k now on the car and except for a worn out left front carpet
mat, the car is still a cherry. I have it chipped and dyno said 509
bhp. Believe it or not, the chip gives better gas mileage (which is
about 21 on a trip and 16 around town ifn I don't play with it!)

Biggest expense (beside timing belt) would be brakes. I had mine done
at 30K miles under warranty. Rotors are $500 apiece. After market
would be the way to go - just as good, and less expensive. There are
a number of speed shops in my area that can do it far cheaper. I have
BBS LM 19 inch wheels on it, and they look terrific. A picture of it
and my grandson's 2000 S4 (chipped) with BBSs is in this month's Audi
Club magazine. I normally sell my used Audis to one of my sons in
law, but I will use the RS6 as down-payment on my R8

>I got to crawl all over the R8 American LeMans pace car at the Houston Grand
>Prix last March, but didn't get to drive it....I'm jealous!


Yeah, when I saw it at Petit LeMans at Road Atlanta earlier this
month, I fell in love. When I got to drive it for several laps of a
Turn 1/infield road course at Pocono, I was enthralled. I also drove
the SR4 on the same course and found it very nimble in the twisties,
but not as quick on acceleration as my RS6. Not knocking it; it was a
joy to drive - it was Arrest Me Yellow, worse than the red one.

Dave





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Old 10-24-2007, 05:17 PM   #38
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Thanks for the info, Dave. Do you recommend an extended warranty? The car
I'm looking at has 41,000 miles, but is out of the 4-year Audi warranty due
to the in-service date. It seems to be in very good shape, and the dealer is
willing to change the front rotors and pads. Two wheels have road rash, but
they are willing to repair that too.

Stephen Clark

"Dave LaCourse" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> On Mon, 22 Oct 2007 17:38:14 -0500, "Stephen Clark"
> <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>>Does the RS6 have the timing chain in the back of the engine like the RS4,
>>or timing belt in the front like the S8? I can't remember what model year
>>Audi made that change. My mechanic says the cost of maintenance on this
>>car
>>will be astronomical. What has been your experience?
>>
>>

>
> In the front. Timing belt change is 35k miles and under warranty. I
> have 50k now on the car and except for a worn out left front carpet
> mat, the car is still a cherry. I have it chipped and dyno said 509
> bhp. Believe it or not, the chip gives better gas mileage (which is
> about 21 on a trip and 16 around town ifn I don't play with it!)
>
> Biggest expense (beside timing belt) would be brakes. I had mine done
> at 30K miles under warranty. Rotors are $500 apiece. After market
> would be the way to go - just as good, and less expensive. There are
> a number of speed shops in my area that can do it far cheaper. I have
> BBS LM 19 inch wheels on it, and they look terrific. A picture of it
> and my grandson's 2000 S4 (chipped) with BBSs is in this month's Audi
> Club magazine. I normally sell my used Audis to one of my sons in
> law, but I will use the RS6 as down-payment on my R8
>
>>I got to crawl all over the R8 American LeMans pace car at the Houston
>>Grand
>>Prix last March, but didn't get to drive it....I'm jealous!

>
> Yeah, when I saw it at Petit LeMans at Road Atlanta earlier this
> month, I fell in love. When I got to drive it for several laps of a
> Turn 1/infield road course at Pocono, I was enthralled. I also drove
> the SR4 on the same course and found it very nimble in the twisties,
> but not as quick on acceleration as my RS6. Not knocking it; it was a
> joy to drive - it was Arrest Me Yellow, worse than the red one.
>
> Dave
>
>
>
>
>



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Old 10-24-2007, 05:17 PM   #39
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Thanks for the info, Dave. Do you recommend an extended warranty? The car
I'm looking at has 41,000 miles, but is out of the 4-year Audi warranty due
to the in-service date. It seems to be in very good shape, and the dealer is
willing to change the front rotors and pads. Two wheels have road rash, but
they are willing to repair that too.

Stephen Clark

"Dave LaCourse" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> On Mon, 22 Oct 2007 17:38:14 -0500, "Stephen Clark"
> <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>>Does the RS6 have the timing chain in the back of the engine like the RS4,
>>or timing belt in the front like the S8? I can't remember what model year
>>Audi made that change. My mechanic says the cost of maintenance on this
>>car
>>will be astronomical. What has been your experience?
>>
>>

>
> In the front. Timing belt change is 35k miles and under warranty. I
> have 50k now on the car and except for a worn out left front carpet
> mat, the car is still a cherry. I have it chipped and dyno said 509
> bhp. Believe it or not, the chip gives better gas mileage (which is
> about 21 on a trip and 16 around town ifn I don't play with it!)
>
> Biggest expense (beside timing belt) would be brakes. I had mine done
> at 30K miles under warranty. Rotors are $500 apiece. After market
> would be the way to go - just as good, and less expensive. There are
> a number of speed shops in my area that can do it far cheaper. I have
> BBS LM 19 inch wheels on it, and they look terrific. A picture of it
> and my grandson's 2000 S4 (chipped) with BBSs is in this month's Audi
> Club magazine. I normally sell my used Audis to one of my sons in
> law, but I will use the RS6 as down-payment on my R8
>
>>I got to crawl all over the R8 American LeMans pace car at the Houston
>>Grand
>>Prix last March, but didn't get to drive it....I'm jealous!

>
> Yeah, when I saw it at Petit LeMans at Road Atlanta earlier this
> month, I fell in love. When I got to drive it for several laps of a
> Turn 1/infield road course at Pocono, I was enthralled. I also drove
> the SR4 on the same course and found it very nimble in the twisties,
> but not as quick on acceleration as my RS6. Not knocking it; it was a
> joy to drive - it was Arrest Me Yellow, worse than the red one.
>
> Dave
>
>
>
>
>



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Old 10-24-2007, 05:17 PM   #40
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Thanks for the info, Dave. Do you recommend an extended warranty? The car
I'm looking at has 41,000 miles, but is out of the 4-year Audi warranty due
to the in-service date. It seems to be in very good shape, and the dealer is
willing to change the front rotors and pads. Two wheels have road rash, but
they are willing to repair that too.

Stephen Clark

"Dave LaCourse" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> On Mon, 22 Oct 2007 17:38:14 -0500, "Stephen Clark"
> <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>>Does the RS6 have the timing chain in the back of the engine like the RS4,
>>or timing belt in the front like the S8? I can't remember what model year
>>Audi made that change. My mechanic says the cost of maintenance on this
>>car
>>will be astronomical. What has been your experience?
>>
>>

>
> In the front. Timing belt change is 35k miles and under warranty. I
> have 50k now on the car and except for a worn out left front carpet
> mat, the car is still a cherry. I have it chipped and dyno said 509
> bhp. Believe it or not, the chip gives better gas mileage (which is
> about 21 on a trip and 16 around town ifn I don't play with it!)
>
> Biggest expense (beside timing belt) would be brakes. I had mine done
> at 30K miles under warranty. Rotors are $500 apiece. After market
> would be the way to go - just as good, and less expensive. There are
> a number of speed shops in my area that can do it far cheaper. I have
> BBS LM 19 inch wheels on it, and they look terrific. A picture of it
> and my grandson's 2000 S4 (chipped) with BBSs is in this month's Audi
> Club magazine. I normally sell my used Audis to one of my sons in
> law, but I will use the RS6 as down-payment on my R8
>
>>I got to crawl all over the R8 American LeMans pace car at the Houston
>>Grand
>>Prix last March, but didn't get to drive it....I'm jealous!

>
> Yeah, when I saw it at Petit LeMans at Road Atlanta earlier this
> month, I fell in love. When I got to drive it for several laps of a
> Turn 1/infield road course at Pocono, I was enthralled. I also drove
> the SR4 on the same course and found it very nimble in the twisties,
> but not as quick on acceleration as my RS6. Not knocking it; it was a
> joy to drive - it was Arrest Me Yellow, worse than the red one.
>
> Dave
>
>
>
>
>



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