Hey b7 section! some might have seen my name on the b8 section as I was looking to buy a b8 a4, but after ages of looking I can't seem to find one I like that I'm happy to part money with (mainly because of the sheer quantity of money required and me being a bit of a perfectionist haha! I know what I like )
Originally I was looking for a b7 for around £8k, then got told I should just save a bit more and get a b8 for around 11-13k....well as that's not happened and can't see it happening any time soon I've kinda gone full circle back to my original idea
so here I am, I have money in the bank and an idea/dream
have love audi since first sitting (and later getting to drive a few times ) in my dads work audi a4 estate 1.9tdi (either b6/b7 i think). having only driven a 1.2 as the most powerful before...putting the foot down and overtaking was like an orgasm.... so much pull!!! :D haven't really stopped grinning since haha!
so yea I've been wanting/dreaming for some time about getting one and only been looking seriously for the past two years really (finished uni, got job etc etc etc) but not committed to a purchase yet
so spec wise will be:
audi a4 saloon
2.0 tfsi petrol
s-line or higher
splitting rear seats
however, coming back to the b7s makes filling the last bit of the spec more difficult as some are and some aren't split rear seats i want it for the option of being able to carry bigger loads but I prefer the saloon to the avant shape so not gunna go down that route (maybe).
I've also seen now that the special editions and DTM have a higher power engine and some other little differences like bigger brakes (dunno if anything else apart from e.g. dtm bumpers and such), but the engine has better pistons (?) allowing for possibly better gains from remapping/further mods? so can these special editions have the rear split? (remember searching before and hardly finding the splits on any car )
in the b8 I was quite fond of getting the B&O sound as I do love my music so wondering how the standard b7 audi system and the bose system rank in comparison to each other (and the B&O ) substantial difference? mp3 functionality is a must, either via mp3 cd, sd card (or maybe bluetooth/aux to my phone). whilst on this topic the satnav fits in here too. now I'm not fussed on satnav, it's what I have google maps for on my phone but having one built it would be nice, but not sure if you can get them with the bose system or not? (or if you can retrofit it with the bose system in?) think the nav unit has sd card slot for mp3 music?
now I know when looking for these the cambelt is something to check on when asking about vehicles and their servicing as this is a key and expensive service right? is there anything else in particular I should be asking/looking out for/weary of/avoiding at all cost?
mileage is something that I dunno whether to think about it too much or not. I only do about 10k (if that, hence the petrol) per year, seen a few with decent mileage (sub 70k) but there are quite a few more with closer to 100k or over... is this really a bad point :\ ? everyone says different things haha!
I did see a beauty I was ready to go and see but when I phoned about it the car had already been sold... HATE it when people don't take down their adverts. seen it on auto trader and the guy said it was sold over a week ago... why is the advert still up?! (it's down now ) seems my b8 luck is following me on my b7 hunt
so yea, looking to ideally spend a max of around £6.5k or lower, that way I'll have more cash in the bank for the insurance tax mot and most importantly.... the mods hahaha! also feel a lot more comfortable handing over a smaller wad of cash and also feel more comfortable attempting to do learn/work on the car myself with it being a bit older and cheaper. bestow me with your knowledge!!!
(shall probably post a few cars that take my fancy in here and hopefully get some feed back from you guys and gals along the lines of "oh sweet jesus it's sexy" or "awww helll nawwwww! stay away from that junk!")