Need buyer's guide info for 200q20v

Eric Huppert ehuppert at
Thu Jul 19 19:28:07 EDT 2007


100k is just barely broken in! 8 lb difference in one cyl is nothing to
worry about!

Numerous things can, and do, go "wrong" with these cars. Preventive
maintenance and fixing problems as they arise should let the car live to
300k plus! Most of the repairs needed are "genetic" to this model, chances
are that whatever problems arise, someone has BTDT and can provide some
expertise. Be forewarned, parts are pricey, but good parts and a job done
correctly narrows down the potential problem areas. In my experience it
normally takes me about six months to sort out all the issues on my "new"
Audis. As someone else stated, there's a whole bunch of Audi enthusiast
sites that can ease the pain   :o)

One thing to check (in addition to other suggestions) is the steering
system. Steering rack boots disintegrate over time which allows dirt, muck
etc to work it's way into the seals (leading to pentosin leaks). Also check
the steering hoses/lines for seepage.

As for commuting... I was driving apx 30k a year for the last ten years. On
my third type 44 and I'm a "believer". Driven a lot of cars (rentals for
work) and I'm always amazed at how well my "old" car rates against newer
vehicles (Excepting S class Mercedes and A8's!) The type 44's are roomy and
are a very decent highway cruiser!

Good luck,


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