Advice on selling an "older" A4Q

Dan DiBiase d_dibiase at
Mon May 18 08:48:22 PDT 2009

From: Andrew Duane <aduane at>
To: "Quattro (quattro at" <quattro at>
Sent: Monday, May 18, 2009 10:36:53 AM
Subject: Advice on selling an "older" A4Q

OK, maybe it's not old compared to some of your trusty rides here, but it's a '97 A4Q1.8T that belongs to my mother.

My main questions are about condition. It's 12 years old, but with very low mileage. Cosmetically, its share of bumps and bruises. A couple of bumper scrapes, a door ding or two, and a crack in the interior. Given that the car is in superb mechanical condition (I saw to that), is it worth worrying too much about minor cosmetics? All the car ads I see talk about "showroom mint", but that's hardly feasible in a 12 year old car. I vote "no", but Mom thinks about spending $$$ to fix them up. Anyone have experience with such decisions.

Of course, an ad will be in the Marketplace shortly; any other pros/cons about places to list it?  Vehix? Craiglslist? Ebay motors? Local papers?  She's not in a huge hurry to sell, but she does want it gone.

If it were me, I would have it detailed and leave it at that. You don't
mention what you're going to ask for it, but I would stick in on
Craigslist (and anywhere else that is free) initially.

 Dan D
'04 A4 1.8Tq MT-6
Central NJ USA

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