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Newbie in the market...what is better for me?

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by AUDIgt, Feb 3, 2004.

  1. AUDIgt

    AUDIgt New Member

    Feb 3, 2004
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    Hello, I'm a student and therefore don't have much money. I'm in the market for a '95-98 Audi A4. I read reviews that this car can be a real pain to maintain, and so for someone like me without much money which model would you recommend? I have my heart set for a 2.8 Quattro, I know you can get more performance out of 1.8T with mods, but I probably won't have money for that so 2.8 sounds nice. Out of those model years, any specific year(s) I should avoid?

    Thanks a lot.
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  3. AndyMac

    AndyMac Moderator
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    Jun 10, 2003
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    The 2.8Q changed dramatically on '96 plate from a 12v to a 30v engine. Make sure you get the 30v, significant increase in power(40-50bhp = 192bhp on 30v, can't remember what the 12v was). So go for a 97 upwards if you can afford it.
    Also, make sure the cam belts have been replaced at 80,000 miles, as this is a £700+ job, and you don't want a snapped cam belt on a 30v engine.
    Apart from that the engine is bulletproof.
  4. JohnH

    JohnH Member

    Jan 2, 2003
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    My A4 1.8T Sport is for sale.....

    1997/R 104,000 Ming Blue, Climate, Alloys, Sportec Remap etc etc £4500

    Just thought I would chuck that into the pot /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif


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