[A4] Lots of miles on a B6 1.8T

Scott DeWitt sdewitt at stx.rr.com
Thu Jul 20 06:51:03 EDT 2006

To each his own, I've done good with my warranties.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rocky Mullin" <caliban at sharon.net>
To: "Scott DeWitt" <sdewitt at stx.rr.com>; "Kent McLean" 
<kentmclean at mindspring.com>; <a4 at audifans.com>
Cc: <Stephen.C.Gibson.86 at alum.dartmouth.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2006 9:10 PM
Subject: Re: [A4] Lots of miles on a B6 1.8T

> purchasing a warranty = screw job.  BTDT.
> At 9:06 PM -0500 7/19/06, Scott DeWitt wrote:
>>Good Arguments, however lower mileage cars could also have a warranty and 
>>extended warranty, and options to purchase a warranty. Warranty companies
>>won't touch a car over a hundred K miles.
>>Get the proper inspections done, and use your best judgement to get the 
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: "Kent McLean" <kentmclean at mindspring.com>
>>To: <a4 at audifans.com>
>>Cc: <Stephen.C.Gibson.86 at alum.dartmouth.org>
>>Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2006 6:21 PM
>>Subject: Re: [A4] Lots of miles on a B6 1.8T
>>>  > Stephen.C.Gibson.86 at alum.dartmouth.org> wrote:
>>>  >> I am considering buying an '02 A4 avant that has 115k miles.
>>>  Nicholas Stock wrote:
>>>  > Buy something with less miles on it...That car has almost 30K a
>>>  > year...unless of course you're getting it for a real bargain...
>>>  > If it's the original clutch it's on its way out probably..
>>>  I'll disagree.  I'd rather have a high mileage car that has
>>>  been *properly maintained* than a car with low miles that
>>>  has done lots of short hops and that has had no maintenance.
>>>  A properly maintained 1.8 s/b good for lots of miles, provided
>>>  you get receipts for all the maintenance.  Given the sordid
>>>  history of the 1.8Ts with recommendations of non-synthetic oil
>>>  and long oil change intervals, I'd be tempted to take if for a
>>>  pre-purchase inspection and pop the valve cover to see what's
>>>  hiding in the valve train.
>>>  As for the clutch, the high mileage says "highway" to me, which
>>>  is a lot easier on the clutch than a low mileage city car.
>>>  Note that I bought an '89 200 turbo with 193K miles on it, so
>>>  115K isn't "high mileage" to me.  But for someone who buys
>>>  almost-new cars, 115K is a red flag -- 120K miles is probably
>>>  a "needs lots of expensive dealer service" interval, which may
>>>  be why it's for sale.
>>>  My 2 cents.
>>>  --
>>>  Kent McLean
>>>  '94 100 S Avant, "Moody"
>>>  '89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy" up in smoke
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