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    Two questions from A4 Newbie

    I'm looking at buying a used A4 and was wondering if you guys could help me with two things:

    1. Does the 1.8T have sports suspension as standard?

    2. Are A4 automatics any good? I read recently that they have a tendency to fail at 110,000.

    Thanks for any replies and looking to becoming an active member of the forum!

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    Re: Two questions from A4 Newbie

    Welcome to the Forum,

    Sport suspension wasn't (& still isn't standard) on the 1.8T, It was an option though.

    As for the automatic box I don't know.

    Cheers.

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    Re: Two questions from A4 Newbie

    Hi TOM1371

    After test driving quite a few Turbo's just before purchasing mine, I found that only the "Turbo Sports" had the sports suspension fitted as standard. Furthermore, I realised by comparing the 2 brochures that the Turbo is just fitted with the standard suspension.

    Unfortunately I have no statistics to quote from regarding the automatic gear box but I'm sure this topic must have been covered somewhere else in the forum.


    Happy Hunting.


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    Re: Two questions from A4 Newbie

    Anito is correct. The "Sport" suspension was/is an option.

    Where did you read, "...recently that they have a tendency to fail at 110,000"?? I have not read any such info. As far as I know, the auto tranny's are strong. They need to have the fluid changed and other long term maintenance as they age, but they should last on a well-maintained car.

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    Re: Two questions from A4 Newbie

    so whas the difference with sport susp?? is it just different springs and dampers?

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    Re: Two questions from A4 Newbie

    Don't they take off the sports suspension as a matter of course if you specify an auto tranny?

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    Re: Two questions from A4 Newbie

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    Don't they take off the sports suspension as a matter of course if you specify an auto tranny?

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    Never heard of that here in the States.

    snoop : It does have different springs and shocks, Slightly stiffer and about 40mm lower than stock. The front 29mm sway bar changes to a solid bar. The rear sway bar changes from a hollow 12.5mm bar to a solid 15mm bar.

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    Re: Two questions from A4 Newbie

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    TOM1371 said:
    I'm looking at buying a used A4 and was wondering if you guys could help me with two things:

    1. Does the 1.8T have sports suspension as standard?

    2. Are A4 automatics any good? I read recently that they have a tendency to fail at 110,000.

    Thanks for any replies and looking to becoming an active member of the forum!

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Are you in the UK, the USA or somewhere else altogether?

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    Re: Two questions from A4 Newbie

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    Don't they take off the sports suspension as a matter of course if you specify an auto tranny?

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    Andymac, I know the questionner was referring to the 1.8T, but my 2.8 30V (same as yours, I think) as Tiptronic AND sports supension.

 

 

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