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Common Problems with 1996-2000 A4'S

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by hpolanco, Nov 17, 2006.

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    hpolanco New Member

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    Im thinking of buying a 1996-2000 A4 but really dont want to spend too much money on maintnence. I want a nice car, like the A4, but I want it to be reliable.

    So with that being said:

    1. What are the Common Problems that I might expect when buying a A4?
    example: Timing Belt, Pistons, ect...
    and around what milage should I expect it?

    2. Im your opinion...is it a Reliable car?

    Im a newbe to Audi's so I would really appreciate the help. Thanks.
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    its a good Reliable car if its been looked after and serviced it will last forever, timing belt at 80k, susp arms are **** and will need replacing if they havent been allready. maf sensors can fail, coilpacks. im sure others will add to my list. have a good search on the forum mate.
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    SteveS S6 avant

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    trip computer display often plays up, front suspension arms, bits of corrosion around the bootlid handle. prob best to avoid quattros if you want cheaper running costs- they are a bit more complicated. check the aircon+heater works properly too. but they are pretty good cars, reliable and nice to drive. good luck!
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