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Audi A4, Sedan
Oct 10, 2006 (4:18 pm)
I`ve got a topic for you: I want to decide between 2 A4's but I can`t actually point one. Here it goes: the first A4 has 170k Km (110k miles) on it, but its sold by a Audi Dealer; the second one has 130k KM (80k miles) on it and its sold by a Used Car Dealer (which i don`t really trust generally). They`re both manuals, 1.8T Quattro, 2002, and the price dif is just $1K for the one with less mileage, they even have the same packs. The Audi Dealer also has the car with 18pics on the net and it really looks nice and the interior looks new (even when zooming). So my question is: Should I buy the one from the Audi Dealer or from the Used Car Dealer?
Btw, the prices are $15.995 (first-170k) and $16.900 (second-130k). One is blue and the other is silver, both with 17" rims, if that'll make a dif.
#5978 of 6042 '04 AUDI A4 1.8T
Oct 27, 2006 (12:36 pm)
I am trying to determine whether or not it makes financial sense to purchase my Audi at the end of my lease. It's an '04 that I leased in '03 for 39 months/10k miles a year. I only have 20.5k miles on it and the buyout price is almost $20k (including tax). It has leather and sunroof which I think is the premium package but doesn't have the sports package. The market seems to indicate this is a good price but I am still unsure.
Thank you in advance for any feedback.
#5979 of 6042 2004 A4 1.8t Automatic--Warranty Coverage up soon ????
Dec 10, 2006 (7:44 pm)
Up here in Canada and my car is about to go in for its 70000km service..I am totally covered on warranty bumper to bumper until 80000km.
Just wondering what I should tell the dealer I think may be going wrong so they fix it for free now rather then me paying for after warranty is up...since dealer just bills Audi Canada/USA for the repairs anyway I thought I might take advantage of this and have them fix stuff that may be on its way to being in need of repair after the warranty is up and on my dollar..
Thanks for any help!!!
Dec 13, 2006 (9:45 pm)
Well, you need to drive both and see which drives better and make sure there are no major problems in the way it drives. I would say a new dealer can be just as untrustworthy as an old
(used) dealer and if the 30k less miles are worth it to you, go for the more expensive one...and also tell the used car salesmen to let you take it to your local mechanic before you buy it...otherwise no deal. Then you'll know hes not selling you a flooded or damaged car...
#5981 of 6042 Re: 2002 A4 3.0Q (6 speed) - Freezing Calipers??? [mjb1979]
Dec 17, 2006 (2:32 pm)
Hi Mike, sounds like your brake caliper seizing. Mine was changed under warranty and problem never reoccurred.
In order for the dealer to determmine that the caliper is defective, you may want to leave the car overnight with them.
#5982 of 6042 Re: Tire replacement and purchase offer [marshallcpa]
Jan 16, 2007 (10:27 pm)
I am Audi's worst nightmare really.. my A4 Q 1.8 litre engine seized at 87,000 kms....yikes this is not a joke... I lost alot of money on my car and I am still angry to this day... I bought a 2007 BMW because they have (apparently) reliable engines... I think that Audi should be held accountable for their engine sludge (and not reimbursing everyone that was affected by their very bad engineering) but apparently that is not the case,
#5983 of 6042 Re: Tire replacement and purchase offer [teresap2]
Jan 17, 2007 (6:28 am)
Hmmm, let's see here, eight posts in five or six different discussions, all with similar content about your A4 Quattro 1.8 engine failing at 87,000 kilometers (about 54,000 miles). You claim bad engineering, however, the hundreds of thousands of properly maintained 1.8T engines out there with more mileage than yours (many of which have run for over 200,000 kilometers with virtually no problems) suggests otherwise.
As for your engine, my bet is that your dealership didn't use the proper oil (many Audi dealerships refused to adhere to the VW 502.00 oil standard for several years after it was published, some still don't), preferring instead to buy cheap bulk conventional oil. Said another way, I have yet to see a single case where a properly maintained (i.e. 502.00 oil or better every 8,000 kilometers) 1.8T failed or sludged.
Assuming your dealership cheated on the quality of the oil for your car, is that Audi's fault?
#5984 of 6042 Re: Beeping on startup. [pmj1]
Jan 18, 2007 (6:58 am)
I have an Audi A4 2002 quattro with the same problem. The remote door lock/alarm system intermittently beeps 4 times after starting the car. It usually happens in cold weather. It's the same beep as when I push the remote door lock button. The beeps are emanating from the trunk on the passenger side. There are no codes set in the computer and no trouble indicators on the dash.
I've contacted the dealership twice and they have no idea. They are unwilling to ask the regional rep if he knows what it is, and unwilling to investigate further if they don't hear the beeps.
On a different forum for a different car with the same problem, I saw a post that suggested the alarm system battery may be failing and need to be replaced. I found this info on Carguide's site regarding the "B6" model A4 introduced in late 2001/early 2002:
"an alarm system with its own dedicated battery - if a thief cuts the electrical wiring the alarm still operates - and it also has built-in tilt sensors to help prevent tow-away theft." (quoted from http://www.carguidemagazine.com/archive/dec2001/roadTests/audi4.php)
#5985 of 6042 Re: Tire replacement and purchase offer [teresap2]
Jan 19, 2007 (8:46 am)
Congratulations - you just entered the nightmare of run flat tires and some serious reliability issues with BMW software. My 2006 had two major software issues. Hope you hvae better luck.
#5986 of 6042 Re: Beeping on startup. [audia42002]
Jan 19, 2007 (2:32 pm)
I asked the dealership about the "dedicated battery" for the alarm system in the 2002 A4, and neither the service departmnet nor the parts department have heard of it. Parts looked up the alarm system diagram and says they don't see a battery and they don't have a part number. So I guess the Car Guide article was mistaken.