[A4] Lots of miles on a B6 1.8T

Scott DeWitt sdewitt at stx.rr.com
Wed Jul 19 22:06:15 EDT 2006

Good Arguments, however lower mileage cars could also have a warranty and an 
extended warranty, and options to purchase a warranty. Warranty companies 
won't touch a car over a hundred K miles.

Get the proper inspections done, and use your best judgement to get the best 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kent McLean" <kentmclean at mindspring.com>
To: <a4 at audifans.com>
Cc: <Stephen.C.Gibson.86 at alum.dartmouth.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2006 6:21 PM
Subject: Re: [A4] Lots of miles on a B6 1.8T

> > Stephen.C.Gibson.86 at alum.dartmouth.org> wrote:
> >> I am considering buying an '02 A4 avant that has 115k miles.
> Nicholas Stock wrote:
> > Buy something with less miles on it...That car has almost 30K a
> > year...unless of course you're getting it for a real bargain...
> > If it's the original clutch it's on its way out probably..
> I'll disagree.  I'd rather have a high mileage car that has
> been *properly maintained* than a car with low miles that
> has done lots of short hops and that has had no maintenance.
> A properly maintained 1.8 s/b good for lots of miles, provided
> you get receipts for all the maintenance.  Given the sordid
> history of the 1.8Ts with recommendations of non-synthetic oil
> and long oil change intervals, I'd be tempted to take if for a
> pre-purchase inspection and pop the valve cover to see what's
> hiding in the valve train.
> As for the clutch, the high mileage says "highway" to me, which
> is a lot easier on the clutch than a low mileage city car.
> Note that I bought an '89 200 turbo with 193K miles on it, so
> 115K isn't "high mileage" to me.  But for someone who buys
> almost-new cars, 115K is a red flag -- 120K miles is probably
> a "needs lots of expensive dealer service" interval, which may
> be why it's for sale.
> My 2 cents.
> -- 
> Kent McLean
> '94 100 S Avant, "Moody"
> '89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy" up in smoke
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