schwarz

This little B6 was discovered when a series of things happened. I decided I wanted a different car other than Brittany, and the old timer brother of mine wanted Brittany, pretty badly. He pretty much forced the sale on me, which worked out for timing, because at the same time Huffman located this gem at a dealer. Now I was trying to buy an all around vehicle, summer/winter, but this thing ended up being too clean and will only be driven in the summer. Just need to find a place to store it.

Still trying to figure out a name for him. Schwarz?

This thing will and always be an ambivalent relationship, always.

Upgrading from the Symphony II to the Symphony II+ from B7 vehicles is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also allows for an AUX input! Sound quality is better(subjective), but radio frequency quality is lowered.

The Symphony II+ ranges in price from $150 to $300, used. Seen them go for $150 without the four digit radio code, which means you need to goto the dealer to unlock it for $90 bucks. I managed to score mine from ebay for $90 with codes and two scratches... They are un-noticeable to the untrained eye.

You can make your own harness with the following:
Quadlock = $16.99
C Block Connector = $18.73
AUX Jack complete with B Block Connector = $14.99
Antenna adapter = $9.99
approximately $61.00 dollars for the harness.

Some vendors sell complete harness, but I have heard that the pinout were wrong and some modifications were required, hence why I built my own. About 70 dollars for a pre-made harness.

Scored these OEM bad boys on ebay after looking for a set forever. Almost pulled the trigger on new OEM which are 100 bucks a corner, but these only set me back 40 bones and they cleaned up perfectly. Driver side front has some wear, but I have my winter mat in at all times because of the construction boots.

Update: Shortly after receiving these, the dealer called and said that the original owner brought in the original mats... Looks like I have two sets now:)

Its too bad no one makes new mats that have an S4 in the corner or something. I find these pretty plain.

My wipers have been questionably slow since my purchase of the S and recently have been chattering and painful to watch. They came to a stop just before storage. Upon research, this too is a common problem across many platforms.

It is not caused by a dying motor, but is caused by road dirt, moisture and salt getting into the pivot mechanism of the wiper transmission assembly under the cowl. If you let it go too long, you overwork the motor and then it burns out, which would then probably cost a pretty penny to buy new.

This procedure for the linkage alone has been quoted from the dealer around $800-$1,200.

One word of caution is that you will be working very close to your windshield, tugging and pulling... be delicate and know your surroundings, a busted windshield would be the last thing you want after doing this.

Purchased date, June 1, 2013

Picked up this sexy machine over the weekend. What a beast he is with the all aluminum 4.2 litre 339 hp 302 lbs/ft of torque! He is completely unmolested, extremely clean and well maintained.

At the end of the test drive at the dealer, the saleman and I had to push him back in the lot because the clutch decided to take a dump. Dealer replaced it, and kept the same price on the car. New clutch, and he was good to go!

Just look at this thing!

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