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Old 05-29-2004, 12:02 PM
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Looking at another car...AUDI A4 2.8, 1996

Ok. Well I found an AUDI A4 2.8 Quattro 5 speed with 110,000 miles for 5900 dollars. Loaded boat, power windows, sunroof, power seats, etc. Before I even test drive this car, is this thing horrid?

I get mixed reviews on car websites...some say its reliable, some say it breaks constantly. Whats the deal? Are these pretty decent cars?

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Old 05-29-2004, 06:34 PM
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My uncle has an A6, it seems to be a nice car but I think it has had a few electrical problems. No offense but isn't 3 cars enough? I find myself doing the same thing, there is a nice green Jag down the street that would look sweet next to the W126!
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Old 05-29-2004, 08:44 PM
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I have a '98 1.8T quattro. They are nice cars. Better handling/riding suspensions than the W202 C-Class however they had a lot of trouble with the front suspension links holding up and if they haven't been replaced they will need to be.
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Old 06-01-2004, 12:31 AM
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Eric man you read my mind...

lots of AUDIs in my area for like 5K though...I cant find one 2.5RS for that.
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Old 06-01-2004, 06:07 AM
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A friend of mine has a Quattro A4 MTM from about '95 I think. He has had LOTS of problems with it. It's kind of like a running joke about what will go wrong next. When he bought it (about 2.5 years ago), he got a 3 year comprehensive service warranty and it has saved him many many $$$! He is looking at getting rid of it to coincide with the warranty running out and getting a bit newer one. Apparently the newer ones are not quite as dodgy. It sounds like they are similar to the '70s Jaguars; get a good one and they are fantastic. Get a bad one though...
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Old 06-01-2004, 04:34 PM
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Might want to check in over here:
About the best Audi forum I've found.
I too toyed with picking a mid-90's Audi to replace the Chisler(that we just dumped) but kept hearing just enough bad stuff that I decided I wanted a better car than the Chisler, not a worse one.

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