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Thinking of purchasing

I'm thinking of purchasing a 1990 80 from a individual in Miami, FL for
my fiance' to replace her current car.  I have a few questions...

1st...  the car has 52k miles, which is very low for a 8 year old car.
Any way to find out if the inst. cluster has been replaced or anything?

2nd.. It is owned by the manager of a pain & body shop, so obviously I'm
going to have to see if it's been involved in a major collision.  Any
services that anyone knows of to find out if it's ever been totaled?  I
know this has been asked previously, but I don't rememeber seeing the

3rd.. He's asking $4000/obo.  This seems low....especially for a 52k
mile car.  I am thinking about offering him $3500 and see how this
goes.  Would I be crazy not to buy it at this price if the odeometer
checks out and the body is fairly straight?

I know this car isn't a quattro, but that's ok.  If I was buying another
Audi for myself, it would certainly be one now that I've dealt with my
non-Q A4 for a while.  But for her, a non-Q automatic sounds just

Also, what are some major problems with the 1990 80's that I should
check for before I hand over the cash?