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Viewing a '98 1.8t sport - what to look for

jjarvis Jan 17, 2006

  1. jjarvis

    jjarvis Member

    Hi there guys

    Looking at a 98 A4 1.8t today. What are the first things I should check and look out for?

    Any help / advise appreciated

    Jim /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif
  2. madvw

    madvw Active Member


    aircon - make sure it works.
    climate display - make sure all segments work, and it doesn't lock up.
    power steering, make sure it doesn't gurgle when on full lock to full lock.
    front end - make sure it doesn't creak from the control arms.

    theyr're the B5 specific problems i had with mine.

    other than those, just check the usual.
  3. hop2407

    hop2407 Active Member

    [ QUOTE ]
    other than those, just check the usual.

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    Spare Wheel / Jack / toolbag / wrench, Locking Wheel nut Key, Central locking (remote) works on all doors / boot, damp carpets in footwells etc., illumination (if possible to view at night) etc. etc.
  4. Mart

    Mart Active Member

    A sneaky one that isn't a problem witht he car, but more the driver, but may not be checked! I looked under the Matts of mine, for general wear on floor carpets, to notice under the driver seat a great big whopping hole!

    Basically looked like someone had worn stilletoes quite often and evenctually gone through the floor! Then hidden it with a Matt!!

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