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Some help in deciding what to do

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by Bong Water, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. Bong Water

    Bong Water In two minds

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    I have a mint A4 B5 1.8TQS on a 2000 on 55K miles, its a nice car and I love it when I am driving it, it has comprehensive history and I have spent around £800 in servicing and I bought the car in December.

    I am trying to decide if its worth modding or saving the money to put toward a newer shape, I really like the B6 shape A4, its my fave shape Audi and I am unhappy with the colour and look of my car at present.

    If I kept my car I would want wheels, remap, Forge TIP, and an exhaust system, thats getting into serious money on a car that I am not happy with looks wise. which I could put toward a B6

    Am I being stupid?! Should I be grateful I have a great example and mod it or should I save the money and put it toward a better base that I will be happier with, it would probably take me a year or so to save the cash and will power required to not spend it on my current car will be great but I reckon I could do it!

    What do you guys think?
     
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    Markey Active Member

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    Whats the difference in price between a b6 1.8tqs and a b5 average ?
     
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    Bong Water In two minds

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    Good question, I would want around an 04 model so approx £8K

    I would value my car (this is using Auto Trader and other examples of the same car) at around £5K

    Cost to change = £3K
     
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    Markey Active Member

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    So maybe its worth the upgrade to somthing that you would prefurr and not worth spending any money on what you have.
     
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    Bong Water In two minds

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    It would seem that way, the cost of an MS Design kit and a set of 18's then a remap, inc exhaust and some other bits would equal the cost to change.
    Only thing that puts me off is the amount of money I have spent on this car and the fact that it is a low mileage and good condition car and my sensible head tells me I am being stupid to be thinking of selling it, I think its time to get saving!
     
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    i didnt like the colour of mine when i got it but it now i love it as not many have the colour i do.

    and if you want a exhaust come see me mate will sort you a mint one out done **** loads of a4's now

    craig
     
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    Bong Water In two minds

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    Cheers ill consider an exhaust if I keep it, I would consider keeping it if an MS Design kit come up cheap, it massivly improves the look of the car. in the mean time I am going to be saving hard
     
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    I love the B6 shape as well but i cant nock the fact that my B5 cost me 1900 quid and the B6 will be another 7-8K for what i would like, so im sticking with as spending the money bit by bit as and when. If you would like the B6 you are always going to be saying oh i wish i had one of those so its your choice :)
     
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    I have just had a look on autotrader and there are some b6 1.8T qs on there for 5k
     
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    Bong Water In two minds

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    Yeah they are earlier ones and I would really want to seek out a low mileage mint example as I always do, I would want as late as possible too and I couldnt justify changing right now, I simply couldnt afford it. I want to wait 6 months at least, I think I am going to save for a B6 and go on a couple of holidays this year instead of pissing around with cars like I did last year and left myself skint.

    When did the B6 go out of production?
     
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    I prefer the B5 shape, i must be sad,lol

    Isnt there a MS design rear in the classifieds?
     
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    Yes there is, collection only though and I dont need the bumper.

    Dont get me wrong I like the B5 shape too, I just dont really like the colour of mine, looks great when polished and waxed, brings out a bronze tint, but when dirty, it looks like a freshly laid dog turd on wheels. I really like the B6 shape, the 1.8T with Votex kit and twin exhausts is horny and I want one :(
     
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    first of all have you driven/ been in the b6? wouldn't even think about making a decision until then just in case there is a surprise dislike.

    i think from what yo are saying i'd be tempted towards buying a b6, as you say you prefer that shape, money put into b6 wouldn't be lost like it would be modding a b5.

    i know i'm a fine one to talk though after buying my b5 for £500 and spending probably nearly £9k on it.
     
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    Aye good points there, I am assuming it would be the same to drive, best find a local one and take it for a spin. Also you are right, I want to settle with a long term car and i dont feel like my B5 is "the one" I do have a nasty habit of getting bored very quickly
     

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