Just picked up a 2011 3.0TDI Quattro Avant and could not be more pleased to be back in a proper car.
I had a B6 QS Avant (ake) and took it up to 210k miles. Best £ for £ car I’ve ever owned.
I’m a fastidious owner and there were a few issues looming that meant it was uneconomical to maintain...
I'm in exactly the same position. My 2.5tdi is on 205k with a documented history including 19 oil changes and 5 cambelts but there's a few rust patches appearing which winds me up. Can I justify spending more than it's worth? Probably not.
I've recently been through this dilemma as my timing belt was due and on a 51'plate car with 202,000. It's a 2.5tdi so a pricey job that Adamms24 did for me but still 1/3rds the cars value. I had some agonising decisions. 330ci, B7 S4 would have been my next move if I made it but the old girl...
First up. Happy New Year everyone.
Now I know this might seem really trivial but 2 door handles on my avant have started sticking up / not closing on their own. It's so annoying.
I've sprayed some WD40 into them but it's made no difference. Any ideas or similar experiences and how did you...
I've been waiting years for my Audi to die. I can't justify getting rid of it, or abusing it into the ground as it's been so good to me.
When the time comes it will be a B7 S4 Avant or a C6 S6 Avant if my B6 keeps going long enough.
Mine's 14yrs old with 197k so i'd only get pennies for it...
Do you have a link to the car? The questions I'd be asking are whether it's been on long-life servicing and what expensive bits have been done and when (clutch, belt, pump etc). Mines on 197k at the moment and is honestly unbelievable.
I've had the same car for 4 years and there's much more knowledgable people than me on here who will hopefully help out.
Starting issues.....I get the White smoke and have done for 4 years. New glow plugs, battery, CTS, stat etc all done. I've just learned to live with it as there's no...
I'd be really interested in those links you mentioned in the opening post mate. I've just started researching the 3.2 to replace my A4 Avant and those points you mentioned would be a great help. Common faults on the 3.2 don't seem to feature too much on here which I hope is a good sign.
so Dualmono21......as I understand it the B7's are a little less prone due to slightly harder plastics and fitting a pre-oiler system prevents further wear to the point where it goes bang, is this right?
If this is the case I assume it would make sense to aim for a B7 with a top quality history...
I got one for mine recently but from a different e-bay seller. Fit is perfect. I was fed up of looking at the rusty arch but not fed up enough to pay for a genuine panel and blending job on a car that is not showroom condition. Just not worth it in my opinion, but then I'm not as fussy as others.