[Marketplace] Cars: '85 4000S Quattro

Jim Howes marketbot at audifans.com
Sun May 15 14:30:29 EDT 2005

Section:  Cars
Title:    '85 4000S Quattro
Price:    2,900.00
Location: Eureka, California

Date:     May 15, 2005
Contact:  Jim Howes
Email:    mxhowes at aol.com
Phone:    707-822-1917


‘85 4000S Quattro. Red with chocolate brown leather interior. This car is in beautiful original condition. It was meticulously cared for and babied by it’s original owner who sold it at 130K. It now has 146K on the clock, but feels like half that many miles. All service records. 
$2900. More pictures at   http://photos.yahoo.com/mxhowes and click on the 85 4KS Q album. If you want more information please email me.
Thanks for looking,


Complete Description below

Look at page two

I will try and answer the first question which should come to your mind ..... why are you selling this car? .......... I started my search for a ‘perfect’ 4KQ in 1990. After traveling many miles and  looking at many cars I could never find a perfect 4KQ. I finally found one locally, it wasn’t a “10" but a good car that I drove for many years until my son talked me out of it when he went to college in Oregon. I always wanted another one. Last year I found this car. It is the cleanest 4KQ that I have ever seen. I bought it. Now one year later and only 5000 miles I found that I don’t deserve a perfect car which I have to park out in the south 40 of the mall so I don’t pick up another door ding. I can’t take the dog with me and maybe someone else will appreciate and deserve this car more than I do..

OK now about the car.

The good things.....
I have all service records from day one. From the original sales invoice to the latest oil change.
The interior is almost perfect, there isn’t a crack in the plastic or a stitch missing.... anywhere. If it wasn’t for a little discolor on the drivers seat bolster you would think it was a new (1985) car.
Except as noted below, everything works ....... all 4 doors, handles, windows, sun roof, trip computer, diff locks, antenna etc. The ashtray has never been used.
The motor uses about ½ qt. oil in 3000 miles.
There’s no tappet noise on start up.
The brakes work perfect.
The drive line VERY tight. There is no drive line ‘slop’.
The car is 100% stock except for a Pioneer Radio and a short shift kit.
The body is clean and straight and the paint shines. It has 2 or 3 small parking lot door dings and a few stone chips on the hood. For some reason the plastic is cracking on the rear spoiler and it should be replaced.

What doesn’t work....
A/C. The system was converted to R-138 with a new compressor and dryer but has a leak somewhere.
The Cruse control works but needs a new vacuum break valve at the clutch pedal.
Child window lockout switch works but needs to be replaced.
Right rear door interior lock needs a plastic piece (door and locks work fine)
The tires should be replaced.

The car IS 18 years old but drives like a almost new 1985 Audi. It doesn’t drive like a almost new 2000 Audi. If you already own a 4KQ you know what I am talking about. These cars have more wind and road noise than the newer cars and for lack of a better word ...  seem antiquated. 

I really don’t want to sell this to someone who is looking for a race car or a turbo conversion project. The car is in just too good of shape to be torn apart. If you are looking for a car to restore as original condition this could be done in a weekend and a few hundred dollars.

Thanks, Jim
email  with questions or call me at 707-822-1917


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