a friend of mine's father got one of the first A6s (a 2.4 manual) but as I recall there was an issue with tight turning at low speed in the front suspension and they said it was a general issue. are there any such general issues with the 97/98 C5 that one should look for before buying?
something that must be replaced or something notorious for failing or misbehaving

(The C5 is intended for conversion to electric drive)