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A4 1.8T Quattro: Buying Questions

thuter May 6, 2005

  1. thuter

    thuter New Member


    This is my first post on the site, so excuse my ignorance.

    I am in the market for a B5 A4. I have decided on a 2001 1.8T A4 with Quattro with about 80,000 miles.

    I was wondering if any of you guys had a buying tips. This will be my first Audi (I have a B5 Passat with V6 right now) and I was wondering what to look for before I purchase an A4.

    Should the car have already recieved some major maintenance (such as a timing belt) other than routine maintenance.

    Should I look at any particular seals or hoses that may indicate the car may not hold up or has been beaten on?

    Any tips would be much appreciated before I take the plunge . . . . .
  2. PaulJC84

    PaulJC84 Owner

    I have one over here in the UK all round pretty reliable so far.

    The timing belt should have been done at about 70k miles.

    I think the UK one differ a little from the US ones

    Ask someone HERE about the US models tho.

    Hope this helps a little
  3. hop2407

    hop2407 Active Member

    Welcome Steve and good luck with the new purchase - you wont be disappointed....... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
  4. Anito

    Anito Member

    Owned mine from new and now it's got 77K miles on the clock. The car has cost me practically nothing other than regualr servicing and tyres.

    It is also a fantastic car to drive, mild when you want, heart racing if you need!

    go buy!

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