[A4] Lots of miles on a B6 1.8T
sdewitt at stx.rr.com
Thu Jul 20 06:51:03 EDT 2006
To each his own, I've done good with my warranties.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rocky Mullin" <caliban at sharon.net>
To: "Scott DeWitt" <sdewitt at stx.rr.com>; "Kent McLean"
<kentmclean at mindspring.com>; <a4 at audifans.com>
Cc: <Stephen.C.Gibson.86 at alum.dartmouth.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2006 9:10 PM
Subject: Re: [A4] Lots of miles on a B6 1.8T
> purchasing a warranty = screw job. BTDT.
> At 9:06 PM -0500 7/19/06, Scott DeWitt wrote:
>>Good Arguments, however lower mileage cars could also have a warranty and
>>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
>>----- 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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