A4 quattro avant 1.9 tdi - which one to buy? what are it's quirks???
I need a little advice as i've decided i want the above to get me to work and back without costing me a fortune (like my volvo is!) and to occasionally tow my lancia deltas around. If i was doing a lot of towing id got for the 2.5 for the extra grunt, but i can live with the lack of grunt but better mpg. So i've got 2 in mind, there's this one-
The ad has expired but its got 118k with FSH which is good, but a shady history having had a cat D to the front end in 2010 - bumper, headlight and radiator fan apparently, so i'm guessing the fans blow on these then? He was asking £2200 at the start and hasn't been able to sell, probably because he's said nothing about the cat D in the adverts, and people have just done hpi checks. Was down to £1700 last time it was up. Its got the Red i engine which i think means has got more power correct? I would want it for a lot less than £1700 though as its resale value will be pitiful.
The other choice is this one-
R reg AUDI A4 1.9 TDI QUATTRO ESTATE - DIESEL - LEATHER SEATS -LONG MOT in Heathrow, London | Used Audi for sale | Gumtree.com
Which is the older engine, but is cheap and the mileage doesn't really bother me. Saw it sell a week ago in birmingham probably for £750 as the ad was for £800. Its now up for £995 with the new owner, who i'm guessing is out to make a quick buck rather than flog on a dodgy motor.
So what are the B5 a4 quattro 1.9 tdi's quirks then? Every car has got them (my Deltas have more than enough!) so what do i need to be looking out for if I take a look at these two?
Thanks for any advice,