Audi A4

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  1. NavS

    NavS its me!

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    Cheap all wheel drive car, or whore that will give my money to the mechanic? They're all like 5-6 grand for about 7-8 year old car...
     
  2. rnikec

    rnikec JINGMAO

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    09(?) model will be sex
     
  3. NavS

    NavS its me!

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    50 grand will be stupid as well...
     
  4. ChosenGSR

    ChosenGSR Mama always said you'd be the chosen one

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    If you're buying a 7-8 year old German car you're asking for major maintenance. Just like any other German car, they are super sweet but you're going to have to work on them yourself or prepare to pay out of your ass many times over.
     
  5. .:AJ:.

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    if you were looking at buying new i would totally recccomend one, but since you are looking at a B5 gen I would stay far away. (i owned a 99.5 1.8t and it was nothing but problems. bought it with 46k on the clock)

    your looking for a cheap 4wd, get a wrx.
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  6. A4Tuurbo

    A4Tuurbo Audi Crew::DSLR Crew::Indie Crew::Mac Crew::Guitar

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    B6 A4's (02-05) are pretty reliable as long as they arent neglected. On the 1.8t the coilpacks go fairly often but that is a cheap and very easy fix. The 3.0's are very reliable though. They also dont really have electrical problems like the B5.
     
  7. PanzerAce

    PanzerAce Active Member

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    I have a '97 A4 2.8Q. The only problems that I have had that are/were reliability issues (ie, ignoring the time a rock made sweet, sweet love to my starter motor) was an issue with the fuel filter (which, once I figured out how to do it, was a one night nob), and some indeterminate problem with either my plugs, injectors, or fuel pump right now.

    Personally, I don't get why people hate on the reliability. My problems only started once it hit 100k
     
  8. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    DEFINITELY the latter.
     
  9. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    He's not looking at B6's though.
     
  10. art_VW_shark

    art_VW_shark OT Supporter

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    heh. c'mon man my passat has treated me fairly well.
     
  11. FKY326

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    i've had nothing but problems from my 01 1.8t motor.

    it is fun to drive, but could i go back to when i bought it knowing what i know now i would have bought something different.
     
  12. deusexaethera

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    It's a diva. I like my car, but if I'd known how much effort I was going to have to put into making it work the way it should have worked from the factory, I'd have gotten the Taurus SHO (my other option at the time) instead, because that's a car I wouldn't feel bad about abusing and then disposing of.
     
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    Frank da Tank New Member

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    What types of issues should I be worried about with a 99-01 A4 with around 90k miles?
     
  14. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Worn timing belt (DO NOT LET IT SNAP), oil sludge, coked turbo, seized waterpump bearings, all fluids need changing (oil, transmission, brake, power steering, coolant), busted PCV hoses, ignition control module might die with no warning (five minute easy repair when it does die), CABIN AIR FILTER, electrical damage if the car has a sunroof (if you run into this, just set the car on fire and call it an accident -- the heated seats might do it for you anyway), loose front suspension arms, brake rotors are probably done for, plus a host of mods that don't NEED to be done but will make the engine run infinitely better if you do them.

    Other than that it's probably mint.
     
  15. art_VW_shark

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    :rofl:
     
  16. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    It's sad that I like my car but I can't recommend it to anyone.
     
  17. Brigante

    Brigante i'm a lurker without an avatar, deal with it

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    it's sad that i researched plenty and discovered how prone these cars are to problems and how expensive they are to fix, yet i still went and bought one myself. i feel like i've just dug my own grave. haha.
     
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    Fucking gross

    -Fellow Dubber
     
  19. zmiller91

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    depends what year/model you get. with the turbo model, you will get more and more problems as it ages. the v6 is rather reliable tho. and as usual, youll have petty things that break.
     

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