Possible A4 Avant Multitronic used purchase. Bad or good idea?
After owning a string of extremely reliable Hondas, I'm looking at a late 2009 (59) Avant SE with the 143 diesel and the multitronic box. The car has 62k miles and has Audi history up to the last service at 59k. The docs state SE, but it seems to have full leather, nav, and larger, almost S Line like wheels, which is a bit strange...
Obviously, it is out of warranty.
How likely is this to be an expensive liability, given:
- The bad history of the mtronic box I have read so much about.
- Cam belt problems, given the fact I don't think it's had a change. (Confusion reigns as to wether its supposed to be 75k, 115k or 5 years)
I'd rather not have to spend another 500+ on a cam belt change.
What is the mtronic like to drive? I read the highest of praise and then the largest insults.
At the moment, I drive a iShift Honda Civic, with is a single clutch auto. It is known for its hesitation, due to the lack of dual clutch. I actually find it ok most of the time, but something a bit smoother would be nice.