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    Another annoying "What do you think of this one" question

    Planning on a viewing of this tomorrow. Seems pretty good and exactly what im after.

    Its just the mileage... As long service history is up to date is there anything to really worry about?

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    It looks very nice, and a true S-Line too (to my limited knowledge!)

    As long as the timing belt and all ancillaries were done at the right time (80k for a petrol?) and you're aware of the oil sludge issue with the 1.8T you should be ok. I'd some research on the price, I'm not speaking from experience, but it doesn't strike me as cheap...
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    I'm no expert but seems a wee bit up on price for those miles. And I'd want a very comprehensive ASH with proof of a recent Cambelt change and water pump as a bonus.
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    Looks luvvly

    1.8's suffer from the dreaded oil sludge (do a search) which seems to affect cars on the 'long life' service schedule thatn the 12 month one


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    Take it theres no way of checking this "sludge" problem unless you remove the rocker cover?

    Gonna go and check out some prices

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    Quote Originally Posted by quattrojames View Post
    It looks very nice, and a true S-Line too (to my limited knowledge!)
    How to mean a true s-line? (sorry im from pre s-line B5 era)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen View Post
    How to mean a true s-line? (sorry im from pre s-line B5 era)
    The later model Sports from 53/04 on (?) were sold with an S-Line style bodykit, principally with the deeper front valance and revised rear valance. The real S-Line's were a run out B6 model, and only available with the 1.8T 190 engine, they can be distinguished by S-Line badges on the rear doors, and S-Line aluminium kick plates on the doors (and possibly other things I don't know about!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by quattrojames View Post
    The later model Sports from 04 on (?) were sold with an S-Line style bodykit, principally with the deeper front valance and revised rear valance. The real S-Line's were a run out B6 model, and only available with the 1.8T 190 engine, they can be distinguished by S-Line badges on the rear doors, and S-Line aluminium kick plates on the doors (and possibly other things I don't know about!)

    Cheers for that

    Just searched auto trader and thats the cheapest 1.8T 190 S-line?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen View Post
    cheapest 1.8T 190 S-line?...
    My bad. Theres one for 6349, same spec but with Bose

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    is it me but that looks like it sits higher than other slines...maybe its the pics??

    What is your budget mate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by J7USS View Post
    is it me but that looks like it sits higher than other slines...maybe its the pics??

    What is your budget mate?
    I thought that also? I mailed him to confirm its a S-line.
    Was looking around 7-8K but would stretch to 9K pos

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    Yeah its best to double check aint it.Maybe its the way the pics have been taken but that was the first thing I noticed!

    ...so 9K you say....maybe a tad more for THIS or do you prefer the B6?? just a thought....and a little help

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    Quote Originally Posted by J7USS View Post
    is it me but that looks like it sits higher than other slines...maybe its the pics??
    Does seem a bit high but I think most of you are used to looking at Coilovers now!

    Are they new alloys or refurbed I wonder? Might explain the stance if the wheels had been off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J7USS View Post
    Yeah its best to double check aint it.Maybe its the way the pics have been taken but that was the first thing I noticed!

    ...so 9K you say....maybe a tad more for THIS or do you prefer the B6?? just a thought....and a little help
    Cheers for that

    Could stretch to 9 so don't really want to go over that.
    Think I do prefer the B6 as well.

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    Hmmm yeah could be the reason for why it sits a little higher I guess.
    B6's are better looking I must admit. 9K will get you a beauty though mate so hold fire until you find the right one and even if you find one that is out of your budget, still give it a go as you never know, especially just after Xmas!!

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    Mate for 8/9k you could have mine lol ok its not an S line and is the 163 version but ive only got 65k on the clock and full audi service history!!!! that is dear for the mileage....

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    I paid 7300 for my 2004 57K miles 190 s-line quattro from a dealer (12 months tax and mot, new f1's and just serviced by basingstoke audi) and that was exactly a year ago!! i think that was a real bargain. The s-lines have half leather interiour, black headlining, 18" alloys, s-line bodykit, s- line kick plates, s-line badges on rear doors, lower (and stiffer!) suspension, 6 speed (if manual), perforated leather steering wheel. Cam belt should have been done at 60K, worth checking the waterpump was also replaced as can fail. Longlife servicing ok as long as oil changed inbetween ( ideally every 5 - 6 K) always use fully synthetic longlife oil to the correct audi spec. I use the vag quantum longlife 3 and the bigger oil filter.

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    So you think it's worth holding on for a bit?

    Only cause it's pretty much exactly what I'm after I got a bit excited. Don't want to be paying more than I should though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen View Post
    So you think it's worth holding on for a bit?

    Only cause it's pretty much exactly what I'm after I got a bit excited. Don't want to be paying more than I should though
    It's down to you really mate and what you are prepared to pay for what you want. You can gauge from the posts above that its over and above what you should be looking at paying but how long will you have to wait to find the same again but cheaper?

    It would all swing for me on the Service history. If it hasn't got regular dealer stamps with independent specialist interim stamps I would walk away as you dont know who's had it and whats been in it fluid wise. If it has got all the stamps but no Cam change evidence I would go in haggling hard and not want to pay more than 7.3k.

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    Its a buyers market now, especially so at this time of year given the current financial climate - so as said be prepared to haggle hard, and hard as it is walk away for a few days if needs be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen View Post
    So you think it's worth holding on for a bit?

    Only cause it's pretty much exactly what I'm after I got a bit excited. Don't want to be paying more than I should though
    At the end of the day, if its 'pretty much exactly' what your after and you are happy with the overall condition and spec then start negotiating with the seller...go in at 7k cash and see what he says, i'm afraid you've got to be cheeky even if its not what you like doing, at the end of the day he'll say no and come back at you with a price that he wants, then away you go again lol its good fun


    Available soon in the For Sale Section.....

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    Moro Blue Mirror Caps - Full set of Cab Windscreen Surrounds
    Symphony 6 disc Head - Unit Full set of B6 Cab Manuals inc Leather Wallet
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    Quote Originally Posted by markyzs180 View Post
    At the end of the day, if its 'pretty much exactly' what your after and you are happy with the overall condition and spec then start negotiating with the seller...go in at 7k cash and see what he says, i'm afraid you've got to be cheeky even if its not what you like doing, at the end of the day he'll say no and come back at you with a price that he wants, then away you go again lol its good fun
    Cheeky and haggling is what im good at. Got 1200 of "extras" when buying my Integra. Salesman was getting really pissed off with me.

    Cant hurt to go and have a look

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen View Post
    Cant hurt to go and have a look
    Famous last words!

    Let us know what you think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen View Post
    Cheeky and haggling is what im good at. Got 1200 of "extras" when buying my Integra. Salesman was getting really pissed off with me.

    Cant hurt to go and have a look

    a man after my own heart lol


    Available soon in the For Sale Section.....

    RS4 Pedals - Drivers side mirror mounting/wiring
    B6 Cab Front Grills - Drivers side B6 Cab Headlamp
    Moro Blue Mirror Caps - Full set of Cab Windscreen Surrounds
    Symphony 6 disc Head - Unit Full set of B6 Cab Manuals inc Leather Wallet
    N/S B6 Rear Lamp - RS6 Auto Brake Pedal

    PM for more details.......

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    Didnt get round to seeing that car.
    Did test drive a 3.0 sport which I thought was a really nice drive... took me months to decide which variant to get and now im stuck again...

 

 

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