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Old December 25th, 2009, 12:32 AM   #21
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Besides the expense, parts are not usually stocked at Murray's/Pep Boys/Autozone.

I usually have to go to S&G for parts for my Benz.
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Old December 25th, 2009, 01:04 AM   #22
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found a 99 A5 we're goin to look at in lansing on saturday, anyone know what to look for? aside from the obvious things.
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Old December 25th, 2009, 01:10 AM   #23
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I'm going to look at a A4 Quattro for $1000. It sounds like a POS but all I really want to do is wrap it around a tree pretending to be a rally hero.
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Old December 25th, 2009, 01:15 AM   #24
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found a 99 A5 we're goin to look at in lansing on saturday, anyone know what to look for? aside from the obvious things.

Yea, look for a symbol that looks like 4 rings looped together on the front or back of the car. If you find it on the vehicle, don't buy it.
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Old December 25th, 2009, 01:21 AM   #25
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If he's not in a position to work on it himself, he should pass. Parts and service on any premium euro car are insane if you don't do it yourself, and some aftermarket parts aren't even worth putting on. You're stuck with oem on a lot of stuff.

The $800 I've thrown at my volvo in the past 7 months would have run me well over $4k if a shop were to do the same stuff. That's just suspension work and a timing belt service. The parts just for the pcv changeout was over $100.
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Old December 25th, 2009, 01:26 AM   #26
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I'm going to look at a A4 Quattro for $1000. It sounds like a POS but all I really want to do is wrap it around a tree pretending to be a rally hero.
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Old December 25th, 2009, 02:08 AM   #27
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Nuggets is my rally hero. Is that some kind of sanctioned event or just a little backyard fun?
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Old December 25th, 2009, 08:38 AM   #28
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Nuggets is my rally hero. Is that some kind of sanctioned event or just a little backyard fun?
This type of racing is alot of fun.

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Old December 25th, 2009, 08:49 AM   #29
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Maintenance can't help out with any of the numerous electrical issues many models and years faced. Unless by maintenance you mean fixing all the non working stuff and then it not working again a few months later.
this post mirrors the experiences my brother inlaw had on his various audi's and vw's over the past decade or so.

well come to think of it, the decade prior to the past 3-4 years when he wrote the brand off.
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Old December 25th, 2009, 08:55 AM   #30
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from my experience there good for someone who doesn't work on there own cars. i worked on a couple and man what a pain in the ass to do simple stuff. i had to do a driver side axle on a quattro last week and all 6 10 point star bolts stripped requiring me to use an easy out to remove, then trying to buy the correct axle was a PITA since they used 2 different automatics which had 2 different length axle shafts. the final problem i have with just about all foreign cars is the parts are twice as expensive as a comparable part for a domestic car. example. CV axle shaft for my S-10 65 bucks. cv shaft for that audi i worked on was about 130. another example is a TPS for my blazer is 35 bucks where the one for an audi is 100.
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Old December 25th, 2009, 09:06 AM   #31
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my gf's mom has a 1.8t a4. it is in the shop once a month with electrical issues. dont get me wrong its a fun ass car to drive but she has spent more on repairs than she bought the car for. and its got less than 75k on it. i would like to say that its just that car in particular ( like a katrina drowning victim or something) but my neighbor has the exact same issues with his.
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Old December 25th, 2009, 09:58 AM   #32
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LOL.

"Audi" and "college car" should on;y apply to kids of wealthy parents getting sent away to an Ivy-league school.

Any Audi your brother can afford will be high mileage and in need of maintenance. While that is true with ALL cars, maint and repairs on an Audi will be much more than something domestic or (shudder) japanese.

He wants good on gas and is going to school - I would suggest looking for any pontiac G3 left on a dealer's lot. Last time I heard, GM was throwing $6500 in on any leftover, and I can get him another grand or so off.

mid - 30's mpg and a full factory warranty would be a good thing for a student to have. A G3 is an ugly, utilitarian car - but would make the best sense. I dunno, maybe $7500 off of a 12 or 13K car is too expensive...
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Old December 25th, 2009, 10:20 AM   #33
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Foreign cars: Cheap to buy, expensive to own.
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Old December 25th, 2009, 11:53 AM   #34
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Old December 25th, 2009, 04:23 PM   #35
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I drive a 2003 Audi A4 with about 114k on it, the thing drives great, But like other mentioned parts are not that cheap and usually not available at your local murrays or autozone. The turbo versions need premium gas, and synthetic oil and the A4 isn't that great on gas anyway. I am happy with it though, dependable, and after 114k miles still drives quiet and straight down the road.
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Old December 25th, 2009, 05:48 PM   #36
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Early 2000 A4's are very nice cars for the price. Several friends have owned them. I would say that they are on the expensive side to repair, if something big craps out on you.

A buddy of mine has a 98 A4 that he bought for about 4 grand, and has probably put about another 3k into engine work. (Granted, it has over 200k on the odometer)

On a better note, I would buy one in a heartbeat.
my friend did almost the same. he got an 00 1.8t a4 for about 6 grand w/ 170k (i think, close enough) but he never had to spend any money on the engine. i have read many places that you NEED to stay up on your timing belt maintenance, or it can lead to big problems - his was recently replaced before he bought it. he drove it a lot, then sold it to get a bimmer. i had wanted an a4 before he got his, they are really nice cars. the quattro was amazing in the winter; he had no problems getting through the thick stuff on our back roads. i plan on getting one in the future.

edit: \/ that's the kid i was talking about lol

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Old December 25th, 2009, 06:37 PM   #37
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i had a bright yellow 00 a4 with the 1.8t engine. i loved the car to death. had the 5 speed manual and was the best transmission i've used in any car i've ever driven. never had any problems of any kind. bought it with about 126K on the clock and it had all previous maintenance done at a audi dealer. timing belt and water pump changed twice.

even oil changes weren't that bad and with the quattro might even be better than my xj in the winter. blast to drive and i found it easy to do regular maintenance. i would be another one in the same condition in a heartbeat. only gave it up cause i found a bmw i have always wanted and got that for the daily driver.
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Old December 25th, 2009, 06:44 PM   #38
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why is there a miniature fire hydrant on your roof?

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Old December 25th, 2009, 09:18 PM   #39
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my neighbor had an audi, I hadn't seen it in a long time, I thought he sold it....turns out it was just in the shop....on and off the entire time he owned the oil burning non electrical working beauty.....great looking great handling car when it did run.
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Because posers have fire extinguishers......
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