[A4] Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy

Kent McLean kentmclean at comcast.net
Sat Dec 15 10:56:17 PST 2007

Love affairs always start out that way. :)

I just passed papers on a new-to-me 1999 A4 Avant, 2.8L 30V, quattro,
Tiptronic, sport package, 115K miles, and a full set of grins.

The test drive revealed a nicely firm suspension, the brakes haul it
down fast and smoothly, seat heaters work, cruise control works, no
sagging headliner, no unwanted bumps or thumps, creaks or groans. I
couldn't test the AC (it was 17F). Nice finds: Tiptronic has
wheel-mounted shifters, and shifting it doesn't shut off the cruise
control. Radio has a 6 CD changer (that probably won't get much use). I
was surprised to open the hood and see -- nothing that could be worked
on, except checking the oil level.  I'll live with the mis-behaving
instrument cluster display (for now).

I found it on Craiglist (these may fail as the car has been sold):

To do: change the timing belt (no history, but scheduled due in 5K
miles), change all the fluids (oil, coolant, transmission, diff?). 
And then enjoy it.

I pick it up Tuesday. Let the good times roll.

Kent McLean
'99 A4 Avant, 2.8L 30V, quattro, Tiptronic, "Yeah, baby!"
'94 100 S Avant, "Moody" becoming "Old Faithful"
'91 200 TQA #1, for sale
'91 200 TQA #2, up in smoke 2
'89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy", up in smoke

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