1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

2001 AUDI A4 TDI QUATTRO SE BLACK

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by jimishorts, Feb 8, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. jimishorts
    Offline

    jimishorts New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2012
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi all, i'm interested in joining the audi crowd and have a chance to buy an 01 A4 quattro, for 2200 quid from ebay. It's done 141000 miles, it has a pretty tidy exterior, i was wondering if anyone could assist with any pertinent questions i could ask the seller the only info thats been added is "part service history". Last cam belt change/wheel bearings, was all i could think of are there any particular flaws i should be aware of?

    cheers
    #1
  2. Foxmeister
    Offline

    Foxmeister Fired Up!

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2009
    Messages:
    1,779
    Likes Received:
    4
    Was the water pump and tensioner changed with the timing belt? Costly repair if not!

    Price of car is a little on the high side also, unless it comes with a lot of extras/upgrades!
    #2
  3. Tom_B
    Offline

    Tom_B Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2012
    Messages:
    282
    Likes Received:
    18
    Make sure the thermostat reads at 90 deg, check for oil leaks, two keys, make sure everything works like radio/cd player. Check the engine oil and how dirty it looks, know how to take the air scoop comes out and look in the air box to see how dirty the air filter is. Are the tyres all the same - different ones mean the last owner was a cheapskate. Check panel alignment. Check that headlights are still using origin al brackets and have not been damaged in a crash. Air bag light? Air bags don't work = insurance invalid. Chech shock absorbers by pushing down each corner, car should bounce back once. Look at the rear diff for oil leaks. Take it up to 85 mph check for noises and vibration. That's what I would do.
    #3
  4. Mike B
    Offline

    Mike B Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2007
    Messages:
    775
    Likes Received:
    8
    Is it a 1.9 or 2.5?
    #4
  5. jimishorts
    Offline

    jimishorts New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2012
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Many thanks for the replies guys, it was a 2.5 but i decided against it, in the end. The search continues...
    #5
  6. adamss24
    Online

    adamss24 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2007
    Messages:
    3,331
    Likes Received:
    171
    You sure u know what are you talking about ? 2k for a v6 tdi quattro is cheap, i know loads of eastern europeeans looking for any quattro's, even petrol ones fetch 1500 quid ! I buy and sell loads of cars and i sell 97-98 1.9 tdi quattro's for £1500-2000 !
    Breaking these cars brings double the money !
    #6
  7. Foxmeister
    Offline

    Foxmeister Fired Up!

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2009
    Messages:
    1,779
    Likes Received:
    4
    Considering your now into B6 teritory for that price then aye, Audi A4 Saloon TDI 180 Quattro Sport | eBay

    If you sell to only eastern european people for your own profit then fine, but dont try to affect the UK market due to this, mainly why this country is now in dire straits, over inflated sales prices and underpaid labour, thanks for that!:banghead:

    Sorry but diesels arent as economical as they used to be namely due to high priced fuel so i dont see why certain owners/sellers think they are sitting on a goldmine if they have a diesel! :banghead:
    #7
  8. adamss24
    Online

    adamss24 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2007
    Messages:
    3,331
    Likes Received:
    171
    ^Don't get me wrong but you don't see the big picture, britain had overpriced labour forces for decades-that's why the migration, the moves the government makes is getting the prices in line with the rest of europe and us buying cars have fu*k all to do with the state of economy ! This is called inflation and when you have 2x £50 quid bills in circulation at the same time it just shows how bad the inflation is-you count more paper and buy less. The soap bubble burst long time ago, britain produces too little and imports too much + keeping all the lowlifes on benefits is a burden on all tax payers.
    As i said above, 2k is very cheap for a v6 tdi quattro, probably it has worn cams and loads of problems ! Good cars always keep their value, do not compare a german motor to a english made ford or vauxhall, they aren't in the same league. I sometimes ask why we drive german cars, shouldn't us support british economy by buying british made cars ? Forgot, there's no more real british car industry anymore...
    #8
  9. aragorn
    Offline

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2008
    Messages:
    15,541
    Likes Received:
    303
    I wouldnt say its cheap. Its about the right price for a late model facelift TDI Quattro IMO.

    The engines have too many potential problems to really be worth any more, and as pointed out above, B6's are dropping in price. Unless the car happened to have a extemely detailled history and had proof that the pump and perhaps cams had already been changed, in which case it might be worth a little more.
    #9
  10. Foxmeister
    Offline

    Foxmeister Fired Up!

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2009
    Messages:
    1,779
    Likes Received:
    4
    Mate, im not even gonna get into a debate about this country, bit of a contradiction by distinguishing how German cars shouldnt be compared to british built yet you then state that Britain should now get in line with the rest of Europe?

    Anyway, on topic, agree with Kev its at the top end of price but i'd try get a couple of hundred off it, unless it has a lot of extras spec wise then it would be more desirable. Ive started to see S4's down to 2.5k lately! But at the end of the day, its worth what someone will pay really, so depends on their outlook on the day.
    #10
  11. Foxmeister
    Offline

    Foxmeister Fired Up!

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2009
    Messages:
    1,779
    Likes Received:
    4
    #11
  12. aragorn
    Offline

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2008
    Messages:
    15,541
    Likes Received:
    303
    Funnily enough, that bloke is the guy i bought Shed from :p
    #12
  13. adamss24
    Online

    adamss24 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2007
    Messages:
    3,331
    Likes Received:
    171
    That has nowt to do with me mate, i have the same screen name on every other forum i freqvent ! The 1.8T has a lot of issues as well, from Lambda sensors to sludge, the v6 tdi has only 2 problems: cam wear on LONGLIFE serviced cars and faulty EDC on VP44 on pre 2003 cars. When audi fixed the cam issues by introducing the later cam roller heads and the pump issues then they dropped-it altoghether as it was a serious contender to the 2.7 Tdi engine... so they de-tuned it to 163 Bhp ! From an engineering point of view if a car gets to 180k in 10 years then it's done well, most modern tosh (2004 onwards) strugle to make-it past 150k with full service history !
    Foxmeister, i think you need to see the situation with different eyes, perhaps spending all that time alone with other mens on them drilling rigs clouds your judgement ! Is that what they call "man love" ? I heard stories that the further up north you go the ugliest the woman's are... I will rest my case here because we were talking b6 quattro's then we started doing politics- i took it one step further with the sex joke ! What next ?! Racism ...
    #13
  14. pauly7
    Offline

    pauly7 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2011
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    0
    Depends if it's a late B5 or an early B6 ?.
    #14
  15. Foxmeister
    Offline

    Foxmeister Fired Up!

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2009
    Messages:
    1,779
    Likes Received:
    4
    Hey pal, wind your f%&kin neck in, i only asked if it was you as the names bear a resemblance and hes obviously a dreamer like you!

    As for the rigs comment, i dont even work on rigs with other "mens" so you obviously have me confused with one of your other pen pals!

    I think it best you shut up now as your bordering on racism yourself with the "further up north you go the ugliest the woman's are..."

    Try using English aswell eh!

    Sorry to the OP for clogging the thread up, maybe a mod can clean up the mess after Adamsrsrr246rs24 got a bit excited about v6 diesels!
    #15
  16. aragorn
    Offline

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2008
    Messages:
    15,541
    Likes Received:
    303
    <click>
    #16
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page