There was a raspy kind of baffle noise from around 1k to 1.5k from idle up the rev range. had been taken to audi and they couldnt find it, is coming from around the timing belt area.
Also, the flasher unit seemed to be on its way out, this a common problem or expensive to fix.
he did say these would be fixed if i went for the car, which is good.
on with the hunt i think!