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My friend looking to buy a Audi 2.8

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    Hello All,

    My friend is currently looking at buying a Audi 2.8 Quattro estate. Now we found a couple but theres one in particular that has this from the description:

    "There is a slight noise in first gear due to wear from the gearbox as this is a quattro. I belive this is a common fault on these vehicles as I have seen cars listed on ebay with the same fault. My mechanic has said there is nothing to worry about."

    Now i dont know if the above statement is true or not but can anyone shed some light? Might need a new gear box perhaps? Or on average how much will a second hand one be?

    Many thanks for your advice.

    Wayne
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    Very rare for a quattro box on the A4 to go but as a rule if it's got a noise then there is a problem that will need fixing.

    do a search for gearbox on here and you will find very few problems with the Quattro box.
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    i've seen that exact description before...

    Was the car for sale recently on ebay?

    I'd expect to pay no more than 200quid for a working used transmission, unless its a 6speed, which tend to sell for 300+
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    Thank you for your advice, yes it is on ebay.
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    its a thirsty beast that 2.8v6.
    as above on the gearbox, needs fixing by the sound of it
    what is your motivaion for that model?
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    My first is noisy too, has been so since I bought the car in June 2007.

    It hasn't gotten any worse, but i only purchased the car with the noisy first, as i have my own plans for her, that don't include the current transmission.
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    Aragorn, it's not a FWD 2,8, it's a quattro.

    An S4 6-speed box goes for considerably more than £300, unless of course, it's tired, or an early S2 6-speed, being sold as an S4 unit.
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    good point, i'm thinking of FWD boxes, but i would still consider myself being ripped off if i paid much more than £3-400 for a 10 year old gearbox in all honesty, unless it had been reconditioned or something.
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    last S4 box I looked at went for £650!! I passed obviously
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    I paid £575 for mine, I've also paid £595 for another, from a 2,5 TDI Allroad.

    I sold the Allroad one for £630.

    Reconditioning cost about £1,500 + VAT parts and labour, so I wouldn't expect one that was recon'd 4 years back to go for less than £500.
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    Again thanks for all information and advice. I will let my friend know.
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