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Buying my first audi, how to tell if Sline

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    hello lads am going tommrow to buy my fisrt audi a4 1.8t 190bhp sport sline it's a 53 plate but 2004 model, but how can i tell if its a genuine sline and not just a sport
    all it says on the log book is: audi a4 1.8t sport thats it dose not state sline anywhere on the log book, on the cars 2 rear door mouldings it says sline dose that make it an sline or is there more to it how can i tell what am buying is a sport or sline

    any help would realy be appriciated
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    Errm I'm no expert here, but it should have a S-Line steering wheel badge (iirc), perforated leather wheel apparently, and also metal embossed S-Line kick plates. They're the things which are often deemed too expensive to replicate.

    Were the S-Lines released as early as a 53 plate? I'm not sure.

    The engine code will confirm it's the 190 model, hopefully someone with one can confirm what that should be.... And the T in the 1.8T should be red, although this can obviously be changed.
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    It should definatley say on the logbook dude.

    No embossed steering wheel on mine / others ive seen but side blades, sline side badges, boot spoiler and obviously the kit are some things to look forr
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    2004 was the release date. My engine code is BEX. As QJ said the S-Line badge should be on most thing's inc steering wheel. Also 18" wheel's as standard
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    Mine doesnt have the S Line badge on the steering wheel, but it has everything else so i wouldnt always expect this.
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    no dose not say s-line any where besides the rear door moulding, it has the sline kit and the side blades but comes with 17's and not 18's?

    also what should i look out for when going to buy it =, its done 90000miles and has fsh
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    Sounds like a Sport then mate. As has discussed (many times!) previously.... the later model Sports came with an S-Line "style" bodykit including door blades.
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    thanks for the advice lads is there any thing i should look out for when going down to view the car, are there any common faults with them.
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    The 1.8T's can be vulnerable to oil sludge, blocking the pick up and starving the engine of oil. Results vary from killing the turbo to wrecking the entire engine. Do a search, there's LOADS on it!

    Reference the other issues, have a look here ..... link
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    the door-sills are the expensive add-on people don't normally do: should have metal embossed S-line plates in the scuff plate on each door: about £500 for the pair plus painting, so only the TRULY dedicated will stump up for that!
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    i would have to say after reading all the above the only real way to no if its s.line or not is have a look on the log book
    if its not there then its not an s.line and he or she should have no problem showing you the log book.
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    no dose not sate on the log book as an s-line, i think it a 1.8t 190bhp sport

    dose £4000 sound resonable price or could i get better for my money
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    does it say sport on the book then i have a sport tdi and on the book its a sport sorry if im coming over wrong just no there is many fakes out there but as for the price id say its ok
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    yes on the log book it states:
    audi a4 1.8t 190bhp sport, 53plate but first registered in 2004
    £4000 sound like a good price tp pay for it.
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    i think 4k is good but im not to sure when it comes to the 1.8t as i have a tdi but id pay it for the right car where i am in the uk they are going for far more but dont buy it if your not to sure as said above there are otheres out there for less but if its a good car and your happy with it thats all that matters really although would not hurt to try and hit him for lower in cash ie 3850 ish :sly:
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    plug the reg into euro car parts to see imo.

    http://www.eurocarparts.com

    mine comes up as

    Model A4 T QUATTRO S LINE (B6)
    Engine Size 1781 cc
    Engine Model BEX
    Manufactured 2004
    Registered 26-04-2004
    Transmission MANUAL
    Colour RED


    But there is a bit of scene tax i'd say on this car, they are few and far between to find all three in one car, Quattro, S line and 190bhp version


    Theres a few on Autotrader but not many.



    i bought mine for 9k last year and they still go for 8-9 now even with the extra milage i put on it.
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    if audi do one thing its hold there price verry well more so where i am
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