[A4] parting out 2001 A4 1.8T
steve at grommit.com
Mon Apr 7 10:14:14 PDT 2008
Stephen Lau wrote:
> 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.
> An update on this... I'm going to end up selling the car to a junkyard
> most likely. Before I do, anyone in the Bay Area interested in any
> parts of it? The rear passenger taillight has a scratch in it, and the
> rear driver-side door has a dent in it, but I believe everything else is
> in good condition. It's a 2001 A4 1.8T quattro silver. I've got 17"
> mille miglia evo's on 'em (with the original 16" rims in my basement if
> anyone needs those), it's got the premium package (sunroof/autodimming
> mirrors), the sport package (steering wheel, suspension, rims), the
> xenon headlights, and the Bose sound system. my additional upgrades
> i've done are CD changer, auxiliary audio input hooked up to the CDC (to
> plug in an iPod or MP3 player), and a custom Bluetooth phone system that
> wires into the car's factory phone system.
> I'm phenomenally busy at work, so I don't have time to strip the parts
> myself and mail them - so if you're interested, you'd probably have to
> come and help remove the parts yourself and take 'em. Things that are
> easily removable (like the CD changes, auxiliary audio input, Bluetooth,
> or any easily removable parts) I'm willing to ship if someone non-local
> wants those.
> Make me an offer.
> (sniff sniff, I'll miss my A4. For anyone who cares, the mechanic seems
> to think it's the oil sludge issue, but I did a lot of my oil changes
> myself and don't have documentation to pursue with Audi for any claim :(
As a followup - if anyone wants to buy the whole car (obviously
non-running), that'd be even better! Make me an offer :) I imagine you
can make a profit by parting it out properly and completely, but as I
mentioned, I don't have the time to do it myself.
stephen lau | steve at grommit.com | www.whacked.net
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