I'd really appreciate any experiences of high mileage S4's? High mileage being 120k plus and what have your experiences been in terms of faults and costs of repairs?
I currently own a 2.5tdi Quattro and I'm aware of the common faults of the B6 (glovebox / plenum drains / wing rust etc) so I'm more interested in engine issues.
I've changed job and have gone from driving 20k to 6k per year which means I can stomach the MPG/Insurance of an S4 but I could really use some real life experiences from you guys.
I'm aware of the timing chain rattle issue and will only buy an example that has a full history and where any chain rattle dissapears after 10 seconds.
I've seen a few posts reporting problems with alternators & susppension arms.
If anyone in the North West fancies taking me for a drive in their S4 to help me appreciate what a good one performs like then i'd be very willing to provide a few beer tokens to cover inconveniences & costs. I plan on buying a good one, treating it well, and enjoying it for a good 5 years +.
Looking forward to your responses.