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A4 cabriolet.

emery1990 Jul 4, 2014

  1. emery1990

    emery1990 Registered User

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    Within next month I'm planning on getting a 1.8t 168bhp version in auto. I know it's not going to be a rocketship, but what are they like on a whole? High mileage cars an ok buy? Also is it the ko3s turbo?

    I'm sharing it with my girlfriend, she being from a left hand country is only getting an auto Licence hence the automatic.

    can you get a remap for stock, then when I drive it get it to swap to a different map?


    Toby
     
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  3. Andy_w

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    Hi Toby,
    I own a 163bhp 1.8T with 140k on the clock and it's great.
    As for not being a rocketship, yes it doesn't come close to my mates RS4 but it still goes week enough.
    Mines a manual so doesn't have the usual problems associated with autos but as long as you keep away from multitronics
    And buy a straight forward auto you should be fine. Just make sure it has history, as I have heard some horror stories
    Of huge gearbox repair bills.
    Someone will be along soon to give you more advice though.

    Andy
     
  4. emery1990

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    Hmmm not liking the sound of that ! I'll stay clear of multitronic.

    Yeah I'm sure the power will be fine. I won't be scared of a high miler as long as it's got full history!
     
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    You don't have much option as I think unless its Quattro they are multitronic

    If you do get multitronic just make sure it's serviced regularly

    A reason why I went for the s4 with tiptronic :)
     
  6. emery1990

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    Yes I just had a look and all are multitronic! Ok so just make sure it has a good history
     
  7. p1tse

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    Or if you go for s4 cab its tiptronic

    Win win
     
  8. emery1990

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    There is a reason why I'm going for the entry level a4 cab, Girlfriends 20 and she hasn't got her licence yet! I'd be getting an r32 if I had it my way!

    She likes the a4 and I was won over yesterday after seeing two and they still seem pretty modern ! I thought it'd be too girly for me but looks pretty smart actually!

    I'm after a black auto with full leather 4k budget if anyone has one in August ....
     
  9. emery1990

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    Also if the gearbox is a bit dodgy I guess that throws the remap out of the question !! Read it can only handle 229 lb before 2006
     

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