audi gents, i need your opinion

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  1. fade

    fade tie your shoe bitch

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    hello my OTers, i need your help.

    what's your general opinion on B5 Audi a4s?
    I'm looking at a 97 A4 2.8 quattro 5spd right now. It has 68k miles on it.
    The price? 5995 dollars. The catch is that it has water damage. :o

    The current owner says that the engine and the tranny was not damaged but everything else was replaced 30k ago (complete interior,t-belt and tensioners,p/s pump,alt,all ecu's,cluster,abs,heater controls,radio)
    The car was built by Fast Enough Performance.

    The timing belt was replaced at 30k along with the rollers but the water pump was not.

    Should I even consider a salvaged car? When should the timing belt be replaced next? I would go look at it myself, but its in Kentucky :hsd:

    Here's the link. http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1467654

    Thanks!


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  2. fade

    fade tie your shoe bitch

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    he says it runs great though

    :mamoru:

    i was thinking the same thing.
     
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    If everything was replaced by someone reputable, no problem. I would rather touch a car that has been PROPERLY salvaged than touch one that has been riced by a 17 year old.
     
  4. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    :sad2: I would skip it.

    First of all, you can find similar A4s without this type of damage for close to the same price - especially if you are willing to buy from another state.

    Second, Audis can be damn expensive to fix. There is no way for you to really know that everything that needed to be replaced actually was. You also can't be sure of the quality of work performed.

    Third, Kentucky is quite a distance from LA - I would prefer not to buy a car from so far away even if it was perfect.
     
  5. fade

    fade tie your shoe bitch

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    I'm in Indiana right now, the car itself is only three hours away:o
    But yes, they are mad expensive to maintain/fix. Supposedly the shop that rebuilt the car is well known in the Audi world.

    Thanks for the response :bigthumb:
     
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    I wouldn't buy it. The people that fixed it maybe very reputatable but what about a year from now. Will it run the same?
     

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