1993 S4 TQ

Kent McLean kentmclean at mindspring.com
Sun May 14 10:05:35 EDT 2006

dbf wrote:
> I found a 1993 S4 TQ for sale down the road from me.  
> Is this a good deal?

I haven't seen a response to this, so let me be the heavy.

It depends. :)

It is a 13 year old car. 270K kms is high mileage. There is
a lot of potential for expensive repairs -- turbo, clutch,
electrics, sensors, seals, etc.  The engine itself, if 
properly maintained (with receipts), is good for high miles 
(500K km/300K miles).

IF, and that is a BIG IF, the seller has the receipts to show 
a long history of maintenance, and also receipts for any claimed 
expensive repairs over the last few years, it *might* be a good 
deal.  But be careful -- a timing belt change done only 20K km 
ago is seems to have a lot of life left in it, but if it was 
done 5 years ago, it is time for another one.

So, my advice is to ask for and examine any receipts, and then 
take it to a *good* Audi mechanic and spend $100 or so for a 
pre-buy inspection.   Then you will know enough about the car 
to determine if it is a good buy.

Kent McLean
'94 100 S Avant, "Moody"
'89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy" up in smoke

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