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Re: Test Drive of 94 S4 black/black aka "Brady Mobile"
After reading your mail, I drove it this evening. Yeah, a nice car,
and those first 3 gears are a great time. Met him at the train so
didn't get to see what was "under the cover." Oh well...
Just a couple of things to add:
(1) A/C doesn't work. The owner swears it did last week. Compressor
turns on, and flaps seem to be moving. Recharge? Worse?
(2) Going to 2nd at 3000+RPM, the stick shakes noticably. Does this
(3) At stop, turning the steering wheel all the way from one side to
the other results in a "clunk-clunk" sound (sound occurs only once per
full turn). Owner seems to think this is a tie-rod. I would think
something related to strut tower, but I am guessing at best.
Whatever the clunk-clunk is, the car seems to handle well at low
speeds. At 60+MPH, the car seems to glide a little side-to-side. Not
much, just a little. Could this be related to the clunk-clunk?
If anyone has a good reference for a front end and A/C diagnosis for
this car in the Boston area, I'd appreciate it. I'll probably pay for
an S4-aware mechanic to check it out.
I do think the price is a bit steep -- especially considering the '93
that Andrew Seward just posted. Wish I was in the "Central Time Zone"
Andrew. You may want to tell the rest of the list what town/state.
>Went to check it out at lunch today, all in all a very nice S4.
>Why is there no boost gauge in these cars ? silly....
>It certainly felt quick as hell to me, the first 3 gears are
>a lot of fun :-)
>Ok, here's some specific's:
>black/black 93k miles
>factory wheels 3 fulda's and one goodyear tire,
>I didn't notice till after I drove it, and it drove
>great so there ya go...
>Exterior is nice, no swirl's in paint which would be are very noticeable
>in black, found one door ding, not bad, no break in paint, Driver rear
>quarter has new paint, it was a pro job, not a hint of
>dirt in the paint, doesn't look damaged, just re-painted.
>Interior clean and well maintained, little bit o wear on drivers
>seat, nothing unusual for 93 k miles. It's got the factory CD player
>in the trunk.
>Body structure was nice and tight, suspension appears stock, some
>rear bushings have been replaced. he had mentioned he thought it had
>aftermarket shocks cause it was stiff...
>He drives a lexus...... any more need be said ? I think not.
>It was certainly worth the money guy's, it appears to be un-modified
>and well maintained. He also mentioned there is negotiating room
>on the price :-)
>Also, Rietzel serviced it and they're willing to hand over the
>service records from day one if ya want 'em. I certainly would
>FYI, if ya check it out, ask him to show you what's under the
>car cover :-)
>Regards from the local Audi Test Driver....
>The twin Bamboo/Tan V8's had him going.... I drove the 91 today
>and he kept looking at with a puzzled look..... I finally told him
>I have twins :-)
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