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#5984 of 6042 Re: Beeping on startup. [pmj1]
Jan 18, 2007 (5:58 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 (7:46 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 (1:32 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.
#5987 of 6042 How to price 2004 Audi A4 1.8T Cabriolet?
Feb 15, 2007 (1:15 pm)
I am at a loss here. I've been researching how to place a fair price on my car which I have to sell. It is paid for and i hate to do it - but alas - as fun as this car has been - you just cannot put two 300 VariKennels into it for my two dogs !
I have seen pricing from as low as 25,000 up to 32,000 for the car I have with the mileage and condition. How do I know what to ask? People have internet access and challenge everything.
I also know that ppl tend to think that their car/house/whatever is worth so much more than the next guys is (tongue in cheek here) but my car is still under warranty, has under 16,000 miles on it, has always been detailed, maintained for regular service, not wrecked, one non-smoking owner and garage parked. I plan to have it detailed next week after I take it for a service to have everything checked out.
I love this car and have not had any trouble with it but I want to price it fairly. Any ideas? I've been to all the online pricing sites and thats where the confusion came in - all were very diff!
#5988 of 6042 Should I think about buying another?
Feb 18, 2007 (11:44 am)
I have a 1999 A4 2.8 that needs a new transmission. It has 117,000+ miles on it (I commute daily about 55-60 miles). I know the ABS module needs to be replaced as well($1400 roughly). My question is, would it be cost efficient to get these repairs done given the high mileage and age, or should I consider getting a newer A4 with lower mileage? How long (mileage wise)should I expect my car to last?
#5989 of 6042 Re: Should I think about buying another? [mikim]
Feb 18, 2007 (1:28 pm)
First question, Manual or Automatic and what makes you think you need a new tranny?
Seconds question, what's wrong with the ABS module that indicates it needs to be replaced?
Third question, what kind of shape is the rest of the car in?
Forth question, who is giving you your quotes for work, a dealer or a good independent?
Last year I was faced with a similar dilemma as you. I was then driving about 100 miles per day and my transmission went out at 109,000 miles (exactly). When I say "went out", I mean "grind, screech, full stop, ain't moving again" kind of went out. I decided that it was a whole lot cheaper to put a tranny in the old gal as I was racking up so many miles as opposed to buying a new(er) car and doing the same thing. I'm glad I did as the new tranny cost me $2,600, roughly the cost of five monthly payments on a new car.
Regarding how long your car should last. Assuming that your engine has been cared for with good high quality oil and been treated to frequent (enough) oil changes, there is no reason why your A4 shouldn't last for a quarter of a million miles. True, you will have to spend a bit on maintenance and repairs to reach the mileage, but I seriously doubt said repairs would match what a car loan would cost you on a monthly basis.
Now, if you want a new(er) car, that's an entirely different discussion.
#5990 of 6042 2000 A4Quattro
Feb 20, 2007 (4:48 pm)
i need help,, i am a college student looking to purchase a pre owned 2000 A4Quattro with 67000 miles on the odometer. the dealership wants $9000 for it. i mainly need this car because i am moving out of town and i am sick and tired of dealing with a car that breaks down all the time. i really like audis, and i really like this model. i am a mechanically inclined person so i can do all of the basic tune ups on it,, i need to know from people who have owned it and to let me know it it is a reliable car,,, i have read plenty of good and bad reviews on this car so i am a little ocnfused! please help
#5991 of 6042 Acceleration lagging problem - 02 A4
Feb 24, 2007 (10:02 am)
Not ever time I drive but sometimes when I start from 1st gear or reverse there is a lag in the acceleration (total power loss) for about 4 seconds and then the power comes back. Nothing lights up on the dash to shows there is a problem.
Has anybody else experienced this and if so what was fixed to correct this problem? Thanks.
#5992 of 6042 Re: 2000 A4Quattro [944s]
Feb 24, 2007 (11:46 am)
I don't think the A4 is a good car for a college student. They're solid, reliable cars but part and service are expensive
so that when/if something breaks you'll be out some big bucks.
E.g. Power steering racks may fail prematurely, IIRC it's over $2k to replace one.
Having said all that I put 123K on a '92 A4 Avant without a failure worse than the auxiliary fan going out (about $600)
but if I were living on a student's budget I'd recommend a Subaru. For the record I didn't have a car when I was in college.