Looking into the Audi S4 (B5)

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  1. BavarianMotorWe

    BavarianMotorWe New Member

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    Thinking about getting one. Pros and Cons? What should I look for? What are some of the main problems with these cars? Any info would be helpful. Owners tell me your experiences. Thanks
     
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    typicaly solid cars. at about 100k small things start to fail, but they are easy fixes (stuff like cup holder breaking). you just have to remember to do regular oil changes and a tblet replacement at 75k. also, at about 100-115k your turbos will start to go. i would say get one with low miles. they are fun cars tho!
     
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    how does one call a car whose turbos will neccessarily (nearly) fail reliable?
     
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    haha typically solid...up to 115k...
     
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    Theres not too many for sale with under 75k on them. If Im planning to replace the turbos anyway how does the rest the engine/tranny hold up past 115k?
     
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    they are sexy cars...but I would be very worried about owning an old audi
     
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    if you replace the turbos the engines are solid. and to sirius, i have a c5 (a6's b5) and i have not had any major problems.
     
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    Old? I own an 18 year old BMW. I would assume Audi is up to par on engineering in their cars. Or, I could be completely wrong. A ten year upgrade is going to be nicer for me then you think.

    What are some good websites for Audi parts? Also, what kind of turbo upgrades are available if I am going to replace them?
     
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    Fucker out of the fast lane, bitches

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    e30's are bullet proof
     
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    if you search the web youll find hundreds of sites, just dont go to the dealership because they will fuck you in the ass. i think the turbos are KO4s (possible KO3s). the only upgrade would be a garrett, and you have to pretty muc rebuild every turbo part to get it in.
     
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    stock turbos are k03s

    loads of options, most people go for k04s. couple nutjobs with twin gt28rs setups


    and theres TONS of cars with 115k on them and stock turbos. issues is overblown on the internet, and the cars with problems tend to be those driven stupidly
     
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    just make sure u don't buy a pre-modded one and make sure to look at the service history, just like buying any high mileage used car.

    You should be fine. S4's are sexy.
     
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    or if you buy one with work done from it, go over all the receipts and make sure the guy knows what he's doing.
     
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    When I say pre-modded, I meant chipped. Chipped s4 blow turbos way easier then on stock ecu.
     
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    yea. Most of the heavily modded cars have all the problem parts replaced anyway so
     
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    Agreed there are some crazy 11 second DD s4's out there
     
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    low mileage...
    it never sounds like a good idea to me to buy a USED (semi)high-performance car... it definitely has taken a beating...
     
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    Exactly why I stick to European Engineering
     
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    as you always should
     

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