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

Thinking about a low mileage Audi 100 Avant 2.5TDI...

Discussion in 'Classic Audi Forum' started by Vance, Aug 4, 2005.

  1. Vance
    Offline

    Vance New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2005
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Aug 4, 2005]
    Hi everyone - first post...

    I used to own a 93 Audi 100 2.0E manual, of which I have fond memories...

    I'm now being severely tempted by a 1993 2.5 TDI. It has 68k miles on it (genuine,backed by old MoTs etc). It has been dry stored for the last 2 years, is in very good condition, and seems to run well.

    [​IMG]

    Firstly, what's it worth? It has no MoT, although I shouldn't think it'll have too many problems passing (and the current owner is happy to make the purchase subject to it passing).

    Secondly, what should I look out for? My list (so far) is to change the cam belt, fuel pump belt & alternator belt (quoted £385 by my local Audi dealer, but there's got to be a better value option than that!). I've had a play about with the handbrake and it seems to be functioning correctly (my last 100 - and the previous 80 - had problems with the handbrake cam inside the rear caliper wearing - if I remember correctly, you can get away with turning the cam around once, then it's down to replacing calipers to fix the problem).

    What else?

    The car isn't a Quattro, doesn't have air-con, leather or any of the desireable extras. It doesn't have a tow bar (which is good news - except it'll mean fitting one) - it has a load space liner thingy. Bodywork is red (non metallic) and upholstery black (Jacquard??) cloth.

    Tyres seem reasonable - mounted on 6 spoke alloys which are in pretty good condition (5 of them, too). Finally, the car is north of Aberdeen (although quite close to a mate's house, so that's not as big a snag as it might sound).

    Any advice very welcome - I've left a bid on it, but I think his expectation (borne out of placing a high premium on the mileage) is unrealistic - so we're staring each other out a the moment... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif

    Cheers

    Vance
    #1
  2. Ads

    Ads

    [Oct 23, 2014]

  3. 28v6
    Offline

    28v6 Guest

    [Aug 4, 2005]
    Is this the 5 Cylinder engine?? If so your heading on the right path to get the cambelt changed, this was the same engine that was fitted to the T4 Transporter/Caravelle and caused some concern.. problems with overheating, oil pumps needing replaced etc etc... however like all cars if it has a wealth of reciepts to boot then you shouldn'y go far wrong with her, looks the part, make sure that the oil & Filter change is done regular and you'll be fine... Try Specialist Cars, Bavarian Auto Werke, and a chap opened up himself called Kevin located down on the harbour side where the "Nightlife" goes on apparently **wink**Wink** /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif Supposed to be really good with VW/Audi.... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ok.gif
    #2
  4. Rev-head
    Offline

    Rev-head Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2004
    Messages:
    2,987
    Likes Received:
    7
    [Aug 4, 2005]
    I agree with 28v6

    Price for the car with that mileage £1400-1600 ish

    Cheers
    #3
  5. Vance
    Offline

    Vance New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2005
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Aug 5, 2005]
    Thanks for the advice. The engine is a 6 cylinder - the same as used by Volvo - married to a six-speed gearbox.

    Is the estimated value based on a car with an MoT - with the cost of a belt change to be added to it?

    Cheers

    Vance

    ps Kevin - how much would you want to fit new cam/fuel pump & alternator belts?
    #4
  6. Rev-head
    Offline

    Rev-head Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2004
    Messages:
    2,987
    Likes Received:
    7
    [Aug 5, 2005]
    ""Is the estimated value based on a car with an MoT - with the cost of a belt change to be added to it?""


    Yes to the MOT but not the belt change

    Cheers
    #5
  7. Vance
    Offline

    Vance New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2005
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Aug 9, 2005]
    Ah well, he's put an MoT on it now, started driving it & has decided he doesn't want to sell it...

    Vance
    #6

Share This Page