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#2303 of 2367 Re: Rear brake ware [jwdlem]
Jul 18, 2011 (5:18 pm)
Welcome to the world of Audi. Typically, common sense tells you the front pads will wear out long before or about the same time as the rear pads. This is due to the front pads performing a large majority of the braking. I have a 2002 A4 Quattro with 75k on the odometer and it is on its 3rd set of rear brake pads. Still have the originals on the front and they still have lots of "meat" on them. Only thing that I have been able to find out is that because the rear brakes are so "tiny" in relation to the front pads that they tend to wear out faster than the front pads as they are providing for a share of the braking but are "undersized" to last very long. Change out is not to bad as long as the rotors still look good and can be done in any home shop in about 1-2 hours including coffee time for about $35-$45 US.
#2304 of 2367 Re: Rear brake ware [mercops]
Jul 18, 2011 (6:08 pm)
Thanks. Appreciate hearing of your experience.
Jul 27, 2011 (8:48 am)
i have A4 quattro 3.0L 2002 and while i was driving home my front windshield got cracked and it was unreparable. the insurance won't pay for that as the deductable is more than the price of the windshield. my question here is that i can't choose between the original one and the aftermarket so what are the differences between the original and the aftermarket? thanks
#2306 of 2367 Re: [amkmeco90]
Aug 01, 2011 (11:26 am)
There are significant quality differences between original equipment manufactured windshields and aftermarket auto glass.
Main issue is this: Non-OEM auto glass manufacturers make copies of OEM auto glass parts. These copies have to vary slightly from the OEM part due to the fact that OEM parts are patented and the designs are protected and trademarked.
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#2307 of 2367 Buying a 1999 A4?? yes,no?
Oct 05, 2011 (4:25 am)
hi guys, i need some advice before buying an old Audi A4 B5 1999 with 163,683kms
what are the issues am i going to face or already facing?
what sort of problems would it have at most with the year of the and considering the kms over the 12yrs?
the car is going for $6800, obviously i will negotiate on that.
one other problem is the car is interstate atm, so i can't my self check it physically and see what the major problems are on it, but i have asked for the seller to send me more pictures on most angles and all receipts done in recent times.
any warnings and advice would be appreciated.
#2308 of 2367 Re: Buying a 1999 A4?? yes,no? [theone4u]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Oct 05, 2011 (7:51 am)
An old Audi A4 you can't see in person? I already don't like the sound of this one.
#2309 of 2367 Re: Buying a 1999 A4?? yes,no? [theone4u]
Oct 05, 2011 (9:33 am)
Hello: My opinion? NO WAY! Too many miles, price is out of line, and unless you are a DIY mechanic, you'll end up blowing more money on repairs than you would buying a newer car. The worst part...if you can't actually SEE the car, you're looking for big trouble. If it was super clean, well maintained, repair documentation available, and you could see it, I might consider $4,000 or so for purchase price, but as I said, just my opinion. Good luck! vwdawg
#2310 of 2367 Looking for auto body shop in Altoona PA 16602
Oct 05, 2011 (12:39 pm)
I have A4 3.0L 2002. I live in Altoona PA. 5 weeks ago someone hits me in the rear bumper and was looking for an auto body shop who are really good. Money isn't an issue as long as the insurance will pay. So could any one help me in this? Thank you
#2311 of 2367 Re: Buying a 1999 A4?? yes,no? [vwdawg]
Oct 06, 2011 (5:40 am)
so far the guy have sent me receipts of the services his done to the car and any repairs done, so far
-right cv joint replace
-control arm upper LHF x2
-both wiper blades
-wheel alignment front/rear
-bobs bucket 8pcs
-2 new front tires
there's a few wear and tear within the car it self but also a key scratch on the right hand side front panel, which would cost $150-$200 for a respray?
the miles is reasonably high but for its year its not too bad.
i might consider dropping the price to $5000 and see if he will take it straight off. i work on my own cars in the past n always have service them my self but major work of course at the mechanic as i dont have proper tools for it. but other then that i do hope its no more of a headache then it is buying a second hand car lol
#2312 of 2367 Re: Buying a 1999 A4?? yes,no? [theone4u]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Oct 06, 2011 (9:28 am)
I still say forget it. The car is way overpriced. It's a $3,500 car all day long, if that. And you can't respray a door panel for $200, at least not competently.