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    A4 Avant Buying guide...???

    I'm on the hunt for an A4 Avant 1.9TDi......budget of 4-5k, which will probably mean 2002-2004 model with 100,000+ miles.......

    Any advice on what to look out for would be greatly appreciated?

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    On my 3rd Audi.....my latest PROJECT...... a 2002 A4 1.9TDi Avant Sport.... wrapped matt white with 19" VMR matt black wheels.

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    It really depends on how it's done it's miles in my opinion. If the bulk of the miles have been covered in a short space of time then it's likely to have been serviced more regularly (twice a year etc).
    When I bought mine it had 126k miles on it, but I knew that was more than fine as I'd heard of people over on tdiclub and vwaudiforum with around 450k miles on them. I wanted an Avant Sport 130, with 6 speed manual with factory S Line kit and had to look for six month and pay a premium for it, but I got a Dec 2004 54 plate and absolutely love it, it drives like it has done a third of the miles and its now on 145k and shows 148BHP on the dyno.

    The things I found that generally wear around this age / mileage and I then replaced where clutch, wheel bearings and suspension arm and alternator pulley.
    I also replaced the turbo, egr valve, intercooler pipes and vacuum lines - I thought it was a good idea partially due to the mileage and wear and because I'd had a remap that caused the turbo to overboost - so that was removed and said items replaced, possibly over cautious but there you go. Apart from that I have it serviced at an Audi Independent just before 10k miles kicks in, run it on V Power diesel and treat it to a bottle of Forte deisel cleaner every year and it's super smooth

    Not that I'm saying that because I want this to be an advertisement, but I am thinking of selling now to buy a larger engined car for a while, so it's up for sale.
    If you're interested or indeed want to see how one should drive give me a shout.

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    Last edited by Marc1; 23rd January 2010 at 02:03.
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    B6 S Line Saloon rear bumper,B6 A4 Upper Grille,B6 1.9TDI catback exhaust,B6/B7 Full Piano black inlays,B6/B7 RNS E/GPS Sharkfin,B6/B7 Side airbags,B7 2.0TDI Intercooler and MAP sensor

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    Thanls for your message mate! Very useful. Also interested in the fact you may consider selling. Can you PM me with more details (eg any interior photos? History etc?) and approx what money you would be looking for? Oh...and where you are located! Cheers!
    On my 3rd Audi.....my latest PROJECT...... a 2002 A4 1.9TDi Avant Sport.... wrapped matt white with 19" VMR matt black wheels.

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    Will drop you a PM tomorrow with all the info mate.
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    B6 S Line Saloon rear bumper,B6 A4 Upper Grille,B6 1.9TDI catback exhaust,B6/B7 Full Piano black inlays,B6/B7 RNS E/GPS Sharkfin,B6/B7 Side airbags,B7 2.0TDI Intercooler and MAP sensor

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    If it's higher miles I'd check to see the air con isn't noisy.. turn it off and on and listen out for any loud audible differences. Like a tricklin noise.. if thats a word lol

 

 

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