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    Chris79 On my 3rd A4! RS4 next???

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    Hi chaps,

    Firstly I've been around this site for a while but didn't get an Audi till March 08, I've been gathering info with interest but not been able to contribute much.

    We have/had a 2002 2.5 Tdi A4 Avant Quattro Sport which is damaged and looking like a 90% chance will get written off.
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    Sorry for the reply but I'm on a mobile so can only see so much!

    Anyway, we liked the estate, quattro and performance but didn't get on with the manual gearbox or the fact that it averaged 32mpg.

    My thoughts as we were skittled across the road and into various obstacles were if we make it out of this I'll buy another. My wife and baby were fine just a little shook up.
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    Chris79 On my 3rd A4! RS4 next???

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    So can maybe find 3k on top of the value of my car to buy:

    Same but newer maybe auto.
    Same but petrol.
    B7 bigger Tdi.
    B7 2.0 Tdi.
    B7 2.0T - curve ball there but parkers reckon 40 mpg average?

    Your thoughts please!

    I'll post photos when I get then if anyone is interested.

    Cheers Chris
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    the B7 2.0 tdi's are nice and good on fuel.
    if it was my money i would got for the B7 2.0T they get better MPG that the 1.8T depending on how you drive it and i like the shape of the B7.

    what about a A5? but they are a lot of money
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    Think the A5 might be too small being a coupe for the baby and buggy etc - deffo too expensive!

    Has anyone got a 2.0T that can confirm mpg?
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    my 1.8T does 415 miles on a full tank (70 L) so that is 5.9M/L or 26.9 mpg - and its not a quattro :(

    I think you already had the best one mate, so the 2.5tdi quattro with an auto box or dsg would likely be the ultimate one, the manual boxes are pigs I found so far.
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    Chris, I'd post this in the B7 section for info on that model, the 2.0T was not available in the B6. You'll also get better advise on the B7 TDI's in that section as there is again differences between the B6 and B7 i.e 2.0TDI and 3.0TDI only available in B7, they are common rail engines not PD's, 4 valves per cylinder rather than 2 etc.
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    Thats a good point - Marc.

    I bought the manual for the better performance and economy over the equivelent auto but you're forever changing gear, my wife has a 130 TDi golf which is fine!

    1.8T is thirsty then!
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    Chris79 On my 3rd A4! RS4 next???

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    If you wanted to see how these cars fair in a smash keep reading, we got nudged on a dual caridgeway by a lorry changing into my lane. So he hit the passenger side rear, we spun, he hit my nearside, more spinning then we ended up against the armco.

    On balance fairly pleased I bought this car!

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    Doesn't seem to bad but probly an insurance write of, get the money of the insurance and buy it back get it repaired yourself and have a few grand in the bank thats my advice
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    I think if they did write it off, it would be no more than a cat d, to be honest ive seen cars worse than that repaired but since its an 01 car they likely will scrap it.

    It came off pretty good eh?
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    Blimey you was lucky mate. Duane on here had a scare on the M5 couple of years ago with a foreign Lorry head in his B5 and I reckon if it wasnt for his Audi, it would have been a different story as apposed to being in a Mondeo or something. I used to work for accident repair and some of the smashes I couldnt work out. I know Saabs are tough motors from what I seen.


    Main thing is Chris, thank the Lord you are all Ok, who gives a toss about their motors especially with your Poor baby in the car aswell - that must have been frightening. Your still hear to tell the tale :icon_thumright:.
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    Thanks for replies guys, I'm thinking borderline write off - needs quite a few big bits by the look of it.

    As you say it can be replaced and ulitmately it did its job for us.

    Don't think youi'd guess a lorry did that at motorway speeds ending on the barrier - looks like a carpark scrape!
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    My A4 that I just bought from salvage with a simular accident way worse and I'm fixing it up your looks like you would not even need a new rear quarter just a door, tail lid, tail light and bumpers job done.

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    Have you had 4 wheel allignment checked?

    Very similar except as you say mine is lighter.

    Have you fitted a rear quarter?
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    The car went straight to a MOT station the next day I got it after slapping on two doors and it passed also the last owner told me he had it inspected by Audi and they advised it was just body damaged no structural damaged at all.

    I have not done the rear quarter yet as I’m looking to do a B7 RS4 body conversion so right now it my daily drive just not looking so good.

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    @ Chris79, Your car stood up pretty well looking at those pics which is reassuring as I drive exactly the same car with my family onboard too.

    Any more thoughts what to do?
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    Part of me wants it back - no cost to me, another side doesn't want it, saying that I'd want another A4 avant to replace it! Good car that I've spent a lot on repairs this year so getting it back would make financial sence.
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