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Personally, based on your descriptions of the behavior I suspect it suffers
from several problems, one of which *may* be severe enough to walk away.
1. You note suspension problems (wobble not in steering). This may just
be shocks/struts ($ but not serious) or it may be something worse.
2. You noted a "clunking" when getting on/off the gas. This, in a quattro,
is indicative of potential slop in the transmission/torsen/drive train
and could be $$ to fix. This is a MAJOR area of concern in my opinion,
as it's in an area that is expensive to fix.
I would recommend the following course of action:
1. Deduct the cost of "real" tires/alignment right off, resulting in
adjusted price, since this is almost certainly the source of 90% of
the noise you report hearing.
2. Tell the seller you will then buy at the the new $X *after* deducting
the cost, as identified by a qualified Audi dealer, of the following
A. Drive train fixes if needed. ($D)
B. Suspension fixes (struts and/or shocks). ($S)
C. Cost of dealer evaluation ($E)
3. If he is really interested in selling the car, then he should be willing
to fairly evaluate the cost of necessary repairs. However, if is is
able/willing to provide maintenance records to *prove* (can this
*really be done?) that it doesn't need $D or $S, then you should
probably be willing to eat the $E.
4. Other's comments about the 130HP 5 hp vs. torque are probably correct.
Overall, I would be real careful with this. If it's a quality car, then
the owner will not hesitate to have it checked out. In fact, you should
also be willing to pay the $E if it comes up with a clean bill of health
on the transmission/torsen/drive train and the shocks/struts.
If he isn't willing, let someone else buy it, it had probably had major
problems and/or been in an accident.
After all that is said, Quattro's are *great* cars, especially for those
prone to driving in inclement weather. But a 90 should be QUIET!...