[A4] Lots of miles on a B6 1.8T
nickstock at gmail.com
Wed Jul 19 22:11:48 EDT 2006
Kent, you're probably right, the higher mileage on such a 'young' car
indicates plenty of freeway driving...however (you knew this was
coming right?...)...I bought my first Audi in 2001, an 18 month old
2000 1.8T Avant with 34000 on it...I thought, well probably freeway
miles...it needed a new clutch at 48,000 (not the fault of my driving
abilities I assure you <grin>)..luckily it was under warranty.
Scott and Kent both have good points, get the vehicle inspected and
check for a good service history.
Regards to all,
On 7/19/06, Scott DeWitt <sdewitt at stx.rr.com> wrote:
> 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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