So today I went to test drive a 1.8tqs, I've not driven one before and since I'm considering buying one I thought it best to give one a go.
First, it felt a little numb. I have a 1.9tdi b6, but the 1.8t felt slower. Maybe I wasn't giving it enough beans?
Next was some knocking from the front when we went over some cobbles. However, driving faster there were no noises. (control arms?)
Third, as he pulled out of the garage I was stood outside the car and heard a slight whining noise. Is that normal of a quattro? I couldn't hear any whining noise from within the car. It was a whining and not grinding noise.
The one that threw me most was that the revs were slow to drop after a gear change. Not sure what that might be?
Pixilated dis, but wasn't too bad. Just a few lines out.
Body work was generally Ok, can't really complain for the age. But it wasn't immaculate. It's on 134k miles, FSH, hardly done any miles in the last few years, 2-3k miles a year max. Interior looked great, rear seats looked unused. Fronts were a little used, but still good!
I think I could have bought it and it would have not been a huge mistake, but felt I should walk away to consider it more. Any opinions? I know these are getting more and more rare now too, which sucks as I think I really want one.