Originally Posted by Girion47
I didn't pay it. I ended up paying for a diagnostic and AC recharge, but the total repair bill was going to be around 6K, that's just part of the issues.
I've decided to fix everything they have listed on their estimate sheet by myself. We were going to just junk the car and buy something else, but I decided that if we can't get an STI(which we can't afford at the moment considering we just bought a house) I'll work on the car as much as possible, save money, and learn something useful.
Get rid of the Audi and buy a cheap used subaru with the money. You will thank yourself later. There is a reason that an independent BMW, Volvo, Audi, VW shop up here that is smaller than us turns 6 figure profits in a year.
PS any used car you think of buy get it checked out for 75-100 by a good well reviewed shop. Good piece of mind and can help you haggle the price.