1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

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

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

  1. AUDIgt
    Offline

    AUDIgt New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2004
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Feb 3, 2004]
    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.
    #1
  2. Ads

    Ads

    [Sep 30, 2014]

  3. AndyMac
    Offline

    AndyMac Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2003
    Messages:
    9,833
    Likes Received:
    31
    [Feb 8, 2004]
    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.
    #2
  4. JohnH
    Offline

    JohnH Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2003
    Messages:
    123
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Feb 8, 2004]
    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

    Regards,
    #3

Share This Page