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Buying a 2005 A6 - what to watch out for?

BahnStormer77 Dec 4, 2010

  1. BahnStormer77

    BahnStormer77 BahnStormer

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    Looking at something like this (for a friend) and was wondering what there is to really look out for?

    AUTOTRADER LINK

    thanks!
     
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  2. BahnStormer77

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    Can somebody who knows the A6's better tell me if that is an S-Line?

    For an A4 I would have expected half-leather and door blades as a minimum.... plus a more agressive front bumper.

    Also, on HonestJohn, there's a fair bit about earlier 2.0 TDI's and issues they have.

    Any way of checking for these issues (aside form the vibrations through the transmission)?

    Is it possible to inspect for the oil pump problem?

    Is a 100k mile version of the 2.0 TDI a big gamble??
     
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  3. Watch out with your autotrader link, it contains the post code you use
     
  4. BahnStormer77

    BahnStormer77 BahnStormer

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    thanks mate - I realised, but it's not my postcode, just a random one for somebody I was helping on a search a few months ago... that's in Hertfordshire somewhere, I'm in Surrey :)

    I changed that to one 'round the corner, not that it makes any difference since neither are mine.
     
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  5. BahnStormer77

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    It's deffo NOT an S-Line (SE wheels, suspension and seats.... and confirmed by the log book)....

    But it's also not the DVD Sat Nav: it's the HDD, so a nice extra...

    That said, it is a BLB engine with no oil pump rebuild... so v risky.
     
  6. s8craig

    s8craig Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    What makes you think it has HDD nav as that didn't come out in the A6 until 2009. So unless someone has retrofitted it it will be DVD nav.

    It looks like DVD nav and it says that in the blurb, but in the interior spec is says MMI basic plus, but it certainly isn't that.
     
  7. BahnStormer77

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    ah - thanks for clearing that up: you're right: it's the SatNav spec that has the full colour screen, but it runs off a DVD in the boot, not the base-spec monochrome one. When I first looked those up, I thought htere were only two specs (DVD=monochrome and HDD=colour), but I've since found out that is not the case.
     

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