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Old 07-30-2003, 10:15 AM
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Default BuyBeach, I tried to stand up for you on this thread...

...but you're losing me fast, brother. I hear you on the frustration level, but PERSPECTIVE!!
Hope you get your problems fixed quickly and you get back to enjoying your car.
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Old 07-30-2003, 10:26 AM
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Default Re: Escalate above Ron Hankley.

<center><img src="http://pictureposter.audiworld.com/59716/audi_lemon.jpg"></center><p>I just ordered two of these magnetic signs (see above) for the Black Lemon. I hope Audi and both local dealers enjoy seeing them at various functions coming up in the Miami region. Of course, that is, if I still own the car when they arrive. Promised for delivery in 2 days.

I would love to contact someone higher up than Mr. Hankley, but no one in Audi of America senior management replies to my posts (I email all of them to Mr. Len Hunt among others).

If you know of a way to get the attention of this unresponsive organization, please let me know.
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Old 07-30-2003, 10:27 AM
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Default Len Hunt, what a joke!

<center><img src="http://pictureposter.audiworld.com/59716/audi_lemon.jpg"></center><p>Been there, tried that. Got nowhere. Thanks Len!
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Old 07-30-2003, 10:32 AM
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Default Re: It's a lemon because the lights have a recurring problem?

It's a lemon because each and every day, in various ways, both persistent and intermittent, something or other fails to operate correctly.

The only point of interest about the light issue is that after a 200 mile (!) visit to the dealer (where on earth did they take it?) is that not a day goes by when something or other doesnot "go wrong" with the operation of this hyper-complex clunker.
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Old 07-30-2003, 10:41 AM
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Default Re: Actually the post wasn't very clear on one technical point.

<center><img src="http://pictureposter.audiworld.com/59716/audi_lemon.jpg"></center><p>I cannot demonstrate the problem in front of a dealer tech, since it is intermittent, so it does not exist (or so it seems to Audi).

Therefore no effort will/can be made to correct it.

So for my $1,000+/month, I can drive a car that, from time to time, will leave the lights on (yes, does, drains the battery). I could, I guess, simply reconcile myself to a non-functioning system (although I wanted this feature when I bought the car). But this also means anyone else allowed to drive the car has to be indoctrinated not to use the Automatic function on the headlamp control. This is, of course, nuts.

But again, if this were all the trouble I had with this clunker, I would not be whining about it on the internet or buying stick-on signs warning other buyers that these cars are not ready-for-prime-time.
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Old 07-30-2003, 10:42 AM
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Default thats not cool at all.

You can't determine if a car is a lemon in 400 miles. I'm sorry you can't.

Your attitude towards this whole thing is clearly hostile and uncooperative. There a fine line when a post and claim is made against a defective car or an inept dealership. Many people on the forum might realize that someone could very well be an irrational person who makes mountains out of molehills. Most people here gave you the benefit of the doubt, but your last string of posts with that repeating picture pretty much threw you into that category as far as I'm concerned.

Calm down and don't do anything rash. You should edit your posts and remove all those jpgs. If your car is a lemon, your public actions here on this forum could be used against you by Audi. As one A8 owner to another, everyone here is on your side! Trust me, thats the case. You'll get further by negotiating and keeping the lines of communication open.
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Old 07-30-2003, 10:43 AM
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The point of these signs are to get your car fixed or to discourage others from buying the same? I get the feeling that complete frustration has taken over and when that happens logic goes by the wayside. These signs will do NOTHING for you except maybe give you some sort of short-lived satisfaction. There must be SOMEONE in the zone from Audi to whom you can present your problems to who will listen and react accordingly. But calm down first.


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Old 07-30-2003, 10:48 AM
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Default Re: Greenie, me thinks you hope you get another one!

Did I say Bro? Kinda reminds me of conventoin!! LOL. A good fight? I dont care to fight. Ill leave that to others.



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Old 07-30-2003, 10:49 AM
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Default Re: C'mon, both sides cool it!

Good point and possible.


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Old 07-30-2003, 11:14 AM
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Default Greenie, isn't this a nice test of our fortitude?...

Wading through this thread with less than a month to delivery...damn, we must really want these cars bad! ;-)
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