[A4] dead 2001 A4 1.8Tq

Zsolt Kovacs zsolt at 3D-Designs.net
Tue Apr 1 09:39:43 PDT 2008

IMO, that is a crazy amount to spend on repairing it, but $hit 
happens and you have to deal with it. As you said that is more than 
what the car is worth, which may be a good point. You can buy a nice 
S4 for around 10-12G's.

We just  bought a 99 1.8T quattro recently for 5500 with a new 
factory engine about 20k miles ago. The total miles in the car are 
about 92k, and it also has all the major components replaced, timing 
belt, water pump, discs etc, just to name a few that comes to mind, 
and it's been dealer serviced.

If you do decide to go for a rebuild, the only upside I see that you 
will know the history of the car and all the new components it has. 
Another alternative may be to do the job as cheap as possible with a 
used engine and sell the car. Moneywise that may be the best alternative.

Just my 2 cents,

At 10:53 AM 4/1/2008, Stephen Lau wrote:
>I have a 2001 A4 1.8T quattro sedan manual that died a painful death.
>Basically the engine is blown and it needs a new engine, motor mounts,
>and possible turbo.  The mechanic is quoting me $9k-$10k to repair it,
>which isn't even worth the cost of the car.
>Anyone have any suggestions on what to do with it?  I've not sold a
>car before, so I've no idea what the best thing to do with it is.
>Sell it to a junkyard for whatever pittance I can get?
>Suggestions warmly welcomed.
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