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Is she a keeper....?

andyay123 Jun 7, 2018

  1. andyay123

    andyay123 Active Member

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    Had the S4 2011 with 50k on the clock 4 weeks now. Thankfully it has extended warranty.
    During these 4 weeks the ventilation cover (£930) and DSG mechatronic (£2,000 circa) have had to be fixed with me forking out £250 excess each time.

    Do I keep her or jog her on!?!?!?!?
     
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  3. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 Black Edition quattro S tronic

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  4. DieselJake

    DieselJake Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    I'll have it if you don't want it :happy:
     
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  5. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 Black Edition quattro S tronic

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    You’ve already spent a small fortune on modifying it. Move it on now and that’s all dead money and you won’t have had any benefit from the mods.
     
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  6. andyay123

    andyay123 Active Member

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    Why?
     
  7. andyay123

    andyay123 Active Member

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    How much?
     
  8. andyay123

    andyay123 Active Member

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    I swerved tje remapping so extra costs so far are
    Steering wheel
    Tints
    Front grill
     
  9. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 Black Edition quattro S tronic

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    Plus it’s now got two major repairs sorted. It’s already a better car than it was when you bought it.
     
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  10. Flowrider99

    Flowrider99 Active Member Audi S5

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    You could buy another S4 and have to repair the ventilation cover and DSG mechatronic again. I would keep it for now.
     
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  11. scotty76

    scotty76 Well-Known Member Team Phantom Audi S4

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    You've fixed it as the others say so another vote for keep it.
     
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    I vote for keeping it too, you've now fixed this issues so hopefully you won't need to again. Buying another motor could result in the same or other issues. Did you buy it from a dealer? I would have thought if all these issues appeared during the first month, the dealer should fix them without you having to pay the excess?
     
  14. andyay123

    andyay123 Active Member

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    Purchased privately
     
  15. Roadrunner146

    Roadrunner146 Active Member Team Moonlight TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Supercharged Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro S-line owners group

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    Better the devil you know .
    As already said, you could buy any used car and have worse problems to deal with.
     
  16. Sippo

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    So you are undecided about keeping your car, but are also asking about alloy wheels for it.

    Think you have made your own mind up.
     
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  17. andyay123

    andyay123 Active Member

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    Indecisiveness is my middle name
     
  18. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member

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    I have been helping my son look for one for a long time.The problems with the box seem too common and even when fixed its still not the revised version.Last one we looked at had a failure at 30k so the owner was selling when it was about 60k.Makes you wonder.
     
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  19. andyay123

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    So will you still buy an Audi?

    I’ve had range rovers, Cayenne, BMW, ML63s and never had any serious issues other than general maintenance.

    Maybe I’m just unlucky.

    Part of me wants to move away from Audi
     
  20. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member

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    I think he will.Already has an S3 TT quattro roadster and I have 2.5tdi Quattro Avant none of which have given such concerns.He says the later B8.5 S4 has a sound gearbox but means finding more money.On balance I dont think its worth taking a risk which is too big to be ignored.No model is bulletproof.Look at the recent BMW recall seems hard to believe they would make such a mistake.We have a 70s Triumph Spitfire in the garage which were supplied to dealers with a long list of minor things that might fail.
     
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  21. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 Black Edition quattro S tronic

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    OK, let's keep this excellent thread on topic. :)
     
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  22. andyay123

    andyay123 Active Member

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    I did have an S3 before but after one week 3 masked men tried breaking the door down to take it. We were all at home when it happened and captured it on CCTV.

    I sold the S3 back to the showroom straight away!
     
  23. andyay123

    andyay123 Active Member

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    Our posts are all being removed ?!
     
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  24. scotty76

    scotty76 Well-Known Member Team Phantom Audi S4

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    Clearly this thread has gone way off topic and the mods have had to delete stuff. It happens. I for one think it's a tough job but am very grateful they do it as it keeps the tone civil. There are far too many forums that are outright offensive full of trolls and unhelpful sniping. Keep it up mods!
     
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    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 Black Edition quattro S tronic

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    Only those that aren't relevant to the topic.
     
  26. andyay123

    andyay123 Active Member

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    Cars back with me after they replaced the mechatronic unit at a cost of £1,000.
    Am now looking at supercharged Range Rover sports circa £20k
     

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