[A4] new / used a4

Brandon Rogers brogers at terrix.com
Fri Jul 7 16:21:38 EDT 2006

18-20 in town according to the computer or according to real math where
you divide actual miles travelled by actual gallons used (fill-up to

My S4's reading are consistently high (for avg mpg) be at least 2

'84 urquattro 20Vt
'01.5 S4
'98 A4 1.8Tq

-----Original Message-----
From: a4-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:a4-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf
Of Brian J White
Sent: Friday, July 07, 2006 12:23 PM
To: thejimrose
Cc: a4 at audifans.com
Subject: Re: [A4] new / used a4

Considering the S6 is a V8, the 2.7T Allroad is hardly an S6 clone, 
but I get your drift.  (I probably would have gotten an S6 Avant if 
they made a frickin' 6-speed....I don't do automatics.)    That being 
said the Allroad is an amazing vehicle.

No need to paint the fenders and bumpers, although there are a lot of 
Allroad owners who ordered their allroads with painted 
bumpers/fenders from the factory or had painted their own.  In a dark 
color like Atlas Grey, I prefer the unpainted 
bumpers/fenders.   Also, they hold up much better unpainted.    I 
figure if that even if I ever paint my bumpers (which I won't do) I 
would still leave my fenders unpainted.   Of course, I'm sorta 
old-school....I like the fenders on old Golf GTIs and the like.

And why do you think the suspension is stupid?  That's one of the 
best parts of the car!   That being said, there is a company that 
makes a coilover kit for the Allroad...which basically turns it into 
a 2.7T 6-speed A6 Avant with a sport suspension.

It gets about 18-20 in town.....24-25 on the highway.   Of course, I 
had some really worn nasty Pirelli Snowsports on the car right 
now.  It's awaiting a set of Avons on 18" RS6 replicas.


I found it in California....from Robert Allen of California Motorcars 
(aka California Audi)   Car was originally sold in Vermont.   Second 
owner purchased it as an Audi Certified Pre-Owned car in 
Charlottesville, VA (Washington DC area).    It was traded to a 
Porsche dealer in PA then went through a couple of brokers to 
me....makes me the 3rd owner and I transferred the remaining Audi CPO

At 10:56 2006-07-07, thejimrose wrote:
>yeah ive been looking at 6spd allroads too. paint the fenders +
>bumpers and lose the stupid lowrider suspension and you have a 
>budget s6 clone.
>whered you find the allroad? how is it on gas?
>On 7/7/06, Brian J White <<mailto:brian at bjwhite.net>brian at bjwhite.net> 
>wrote: Yeah..he got a tiptronic.  He certainly didn't know any better. 
>I paid $21000 for my 1998 BMW 540i 6-speed in March of 05.   Had
>54000 miles on it and was beautiful, complete, and a local car
>always.   The original window sticker on the car was $57000.     For
>my purposes, it has been like a brand new $57k car for the price of a 
>new WhatDaYaCallItEconomyCar.
>I paid $24500 for my 2001 Allroad 2.7T 6-speed (w/3rd row seat, rare).

>Also had 54000 miles on it and was beautiful and
>complete.   Atlas grey 6-speeds with 3rd row seat is a pretty rare
>car, so I was lucky enough to find it.   But compare that to the $58k
>sticker price. (IIRC anyway...)

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