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  1. #1
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    Jul 2009

    Advice Needed...

    Hi All,

    Looking at purchasing an Audi A4 convertible. Just had a couple of questions:

    What year did the deeper front grill model come out? Is this called a B7 chassis?

    What's the difference between the B7 and B8.

    When looking at purchasing a 2nd hand audi what should I check for?

    Hope someone can help.


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    Dude, what's mine say ?

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    Apr 2008
    North West
    Hi Steve,

    06 Plate is the bigger grill and yes that's called a B7.

    There isn't a B8 Cabriolet as they have stopped making it to make the a5 Cabriolet instead.

    As for checks.....Make sure it has full service history but it depends on what spec your thinking off with regards to other checks.

    Are you thinking diesel or petrol ? have you seen one that you like ? if so paste the link so we can have a look.
    Audi A4 1.8T Sport Cabriolet-Full black leather(Electric & heated),RNS-E,BOSE, OEM Bluetooth,RS4 Mirrors,RS4 FBMFSW,RS4 Pedals,RS4 RARB,Cruise Control,B7 Rear Lights,Ally Inlays,18" RS6 Alloys,HID's/Auto lights with dimming rear view mirror,Coming home lights,Ambient light pack & Rear parking sensors.

    For all your VAG OEM PARTS send me a PM or e-mail me at

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    Oct 2008
    Hi Steve,

    Had two cabriolets now an 03 and one of the last on a 58. The first being a 1.8T and the current being a 2.0T. The 2.0 litre is much the nicer car, thought the 1.8T was good when I had it but the 2.0T really does give it that little bit extra. I found the 1.8T better MPG on the motorways but it was worse around town. I have done 4000 miles from new and my average over those mile with the 2.0T is 30MPG.
    Other than that I agree with everything PJM has said.

    Good luck, hope you get the car you want and we get the summer to enjoy it.

    A4 Cabriolet 2.0T Special Edition in Quartz Grey with Black leather, parking distance control, bi-Xenon headlights, Bose sound, Synphony Cd, Comfort pack (Electric memory seats, auto dimming rear view mirror, auto dimming folding mirrors, Auto lights & wipers),Heated seats, Auto air recert, Colour DIS, I-pod connection, Wind deflector.
    Mods: LEDs inside and out, Revo, Milltek, Dension Ice, smart top

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    mrA4SLINE's Avatar
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    Jun 2009
    mate i just bought one in May...sweet ride ....


    right now is the best time to buy....
    do not rush plenty of deals to be had.

    if you can get a 2.0tdi 173, not the 140 version....

    even better an s-line makes a sweet difference.

    bose etc etc keep an eye out most people who sell private dont even know what add ons they even have....

    mine has every extra bar a sat nav and the lady who sold it didnt even know...well my benefit LOL

    apart from that full service hist and hpi check...make sure that there are no ghosts in the closet

    good luck and happy hunting...use pistonheads or autotrader loads of good uns and the trade centres



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