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High miles on a4????

Peterhendo Dec 29, 2013

  1. Peterhendo

    Peterhendo Member

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    Hey guys i currently own a 08 audi a3 1.6 petrol iam looking at a 09 a4 2.0se it has covered 125,000 miles but it has full main dealer history and a cambelt change is this good the car is up for sale 8,000 pounds just dont want to buy it and things start to go wrong
     
  2. Jamie-S

    Jamie-S Member

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    Dpf might be due I think but as long as it has full service history and has been looked after there's no reason not to buy a car of this mileage for the right price. Not sure if 8k is good or not as I don't know the average price
     
  3. desertstorm

    desertstorm Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group TDi

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    If it's spent it's life on the motorway at 80mph doing most of the miles this doesn't really cause that much wear. If it's been tootling round like a taxi in town then that is completely different. There are plenty of stories of people on hear with low mileage cars having there engines rebuilt because of oil consumption issues or failed oil pumps.Buying a low mileage car doesn't guarantee reliability. Mileage is not the main issue it's how those miles were done.
    Unfortunately you rarely get to talk to the previous owner to find that one out.
    Buying used cars is a gamble the best you can do is make sure the price is right. And personally I wouldn't buy the car hoping that some warranty will cover any issues, as most of the time they aren't worth the paper they are written on.

    Karl.
     
  4. Anthony566

    Anthony566 Active Member

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    I have an A4 1.8T with 267,000 miles on it 95% of those miles are motor way miles and although it's not the same version it's a good example I think, my wife now uses it as Audi told me to keep it when I got my new A4 even though they gave me a part X value for it :)
     
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  5. andyam

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    I paid 10500 for my 08 plate a4 so with 34k on the clock. FASH from main dealer. So I think 8k should be fair for the mileage? Maybe able to haggle a little
     
  6. kanecullen89

    kanecullen89 Active Member

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    I don't think mileage is an issue on modern cars.
    A car with 30k miles is as likely to go wrong as a car with 130k.
    The way it's driven is probably more of a factor but full service history is a must.
     
  7. JG51 AUD

    JG51 AUD Well-Known Member Team Monsoon Gold Supporter Audi A5 Black Edition TDi

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    I agree that mileage these days isn't really an issue, especialy on Audi's but for £8000 you may be able to pick up an s-line, what options does this SE have?
     
  8. Av4nt

    Av4nt Well-Known Member Team V10 Team Sprint Audi S6 quattro s tronic saloon

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    That is surprising Adui gave you a part ex for it considering they VERY rarely accept any part ex audi over 50k...
     
  9. Av4nt

    Av4nt Well-Known Member Team V10 Team Sprint Audi S6 quattro s tronic saloon

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    I would say 8K is rather alot for an SE especially at 125K! On pistonheads etc there are A4 S-Lines with half that mileage going for the same or cheaper...
     
  10. Anthony566

    Anthony566 Active Member

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    That is very odd then as they also took my wife's Vauxhall with 62k on it aswel ..... They must have been in a good mood :)
     
  11. Av4nt

    Av4nt Well-Known Member Team V10 Team Sprint Audi S6 quattro s tronic saloon

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    Indeed :p maybe they were impressed with it at 267K thats rather cool!
     

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