arrrgh - car problems just before sale! (1.8T QS)
hi guys - looking for a bit of advice here.
I took delivery of a new A3 8P Sportback (S Line in white - yup i'm a fashion victim) at the beginning of Dec (company car) and decided to hold off selling my A4 Quattro Sport until the new year (hoping the credit crunch would have improved a bit since then). In the mean time, the A4 has been sitting at my folks' house in their garage.
finally took advantage of the sunny weather and decided to take the A4 out for a run and get some photos taken for an advert...
first off - ABS warning light starts flashing up, then goes out (brakes did feel rubbish as the car hasn't been used for 2 months right enough).
not a good start...
so i carried on got the photos taken then started driving home only to find the exhaust getting louder and louder by the minute - thought i was imagining it at first but yup, took home and exhaust sounds like its blown -sounds like its coming from somewhere near the front of the car.
can't believe all this has happened considering the thing hasn't even been bloody driven and was fine when it went into the garage (MOT was done in Nov too so i'd have thought problems would have got picked up then!)
not happy at all - was hoping to put the car up for sale around £2.2k ono.
now i'm not relishing the thought of spending more money on it for me not to get much back.
do you think i'd be better fixing it? and if so how much work does it sound like it needs?
or else should i just let it go for cheaper (i was thinking 1.8k?)
it's a 2000 W with 105k miles (1.8T Quattro Sport)
pearescent/metallic dark blue in colour (can't remember the name but was told it was rare when i bought it)
half leather recaros
18" RS4 alloys,
11 months MOT
Audi concert tape player with CD changer in boot.
audi towbar (the removable one)
apart from that standard.
and the tax is due up on the 31st of Jan so i guess i'll need to stick another 6 months of that on too.
any one else had problems like this????!!
or am i being totally unreasonable
here's the trouble maker...
and here's the new car...