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JMaN06
11-26-2006, 10:19 AM
how can the difference between a 16v and a 30v V6 99 A4 be determined? i am looking a 99.5 V6 quattro right now. not sure the difrference between the 2 but it seems to be a concern when ordering parts..

sandnessmj
11-26-2006, 10:25 AM
Originally posted by JMaN06
how can the difference between a 16v and a 30v V6 99 A4 be determined? i am looking a 99.5 V6 quattro right now. not sure the difrference between the 2 but it seems to be a concern when ordering parts..

After all that was said in the other thread, you're still going to look for a v6??? As far as I know the 98 and up are 30v, so if you're looking for a 99.5+, you should be fine.

salz2135
11-26-2006, 10:49 AM
Originally posted by JMaN06
how can the difference between a 16v and a 30v V6 99 A4 be determined? i am looking a 99.5 V6 quattro right now. not sure the difrference between the 2 but it seems to be a concern when ordering parts..

wow still looking at the 30 valve after all....

[rolleyes] [headbang] [confused]

JMaN06
11-26-2006, 11:30 AM
undecided... i just found a steal on a V6 though. and its a 99.5..so i guess that means its a 30v. i really want a 1.8t but im on a tight budget right now, and this deal on the 6 is such a good deal that i dont want to pass it up. but if it sells, i am definitely waiting it out and finding the perfect 4 banger. price is my issue. and this one is the best bang for the buck....but like i said, i REALLY want the 1.8t

JMaN06
11-26-2006, 11:35 AM
unless of course any of you know of a nice 99.5 1.8t quattro for a nice price.

sandnessmj
11-26-2006, 12:16 PM
Originally posted by JMaN06
unless of course any of you know of a nice 99.5 1.8t quattro for a nice price.

What do you consider a nice price? What kind of deal are you getting on the v6?

sean1.8t
11-26-2006, 12:28 PM
if you are on a tight budget and you need a car right now then i would go with the V6. one thing i wouldn't settle on is if it was a TIP. thats just me though.. but if you don't need a new car right this second just be patient. the right one will find you.. it took me about 6 months of looking to find mine, and it turned out to be 10 minutes from my house

JMaN06
11-26-2006, 01:02 PM
i hear that. its definitely going to be stick though, dont you worry. and which car is more reliable, the 4 or 6 cylinder?

and the one i am looking at is a 99.5 A4 quattro, V6, 78K, sport package, cold weather package, my favorite interior color grey leather, with a really nice bluish exterior, 5-spd, great condition, and its $7K.

sandnessmj
11-26-2006, 01:25 PM
Originally posted by JMaN06
and the one i am looking at is a 99.5 A4 quattro, V6, 78K, sport package, cold weather package, my favorite interior color grey leather, with a really nice bluish exterior, 5-spd, great condition, and its $7K.

That does sound like a nice deal if it really is in that good condition. If you get it, post pics!


For a daily driver that you don't care about modifying, the v6 probably is your best bet, and will likely be more reliable.

sean1.8t
11-26-2006, 01:31 PM
ya, no Audi is "reliable". but the 2.8 in most cases would be more reliable than the 1.8t

sandnessmj
11-26-2006, 01:32 PM
Originally posted by sean1.8t
ya, no Audi is "reliable".

It's a love-hate relationship[:D] [up] [confused] [mad] [headbang] [wrench] [:)] [a4]

JMaN06
11-26-2006, 01:54 PM
yea, it would be for daily driving and i am young and dont have money to fix it every day, but really want one, so i can deal with a little... but i think for now i am going to get the V6 and then when i am ready upgrade to a 1.8t or S4. but if that deal falls through, 1.8t here i come!

gotdubd
11-26-2006, 02:17 PM
if its post 98 its 30v.
only us early b5 owners were luck enough[rolleyes] to get a 12v.

although. it isnt as prone to issues as the 30v or 1.8t

sean1.8t
11-26-2006, 04:41 PM
Originally posted by gotdubd
although. it isnt as prone to issues as the 30v or 1.8t

whatever helps you sleep at night.

gotdubd
11-26-2006, 05:03 PM
har har.

my sisters 1.8t has had literally 10x as many problems as mine.

and 40k less miles.

i know thats one of a million, but whatever.

JMaN06
11-26-2006, 07:08 PM
hah, whatever works. some cars are just built different. you can have 2 of the same cars iwth different problems and times.. just the car

quadaxel
11-26-2006, 07:27 PM
i got the 2.8 30v and i really enjoy it. 99.5 should be 30v like everyone else said. you will run into problems but once they are fixed, you will love it. i just wish mine was 5-spd but at the same time im glad i have a tip because im in alot of traffic during commute times.

JMaN06
11-26-2006, 07:55 PM
what are these problems <I>you</I> speak of

BranCKY3
11-26-2006, 08:42 PM
Originally posted by JMaN06
but like i said, i REALLY want the 1.8t

If you REALLY want the 1.8T then wait to find one. If you buy the V6 you'll be kicking yourself in the ass down the road for not waiting for a 1.8T.

So do you have a car already? Or do you need this car to get around?

quadaxel
11-26-2006, 09:38 PM
the problems that i am speaking of is just general car problems. you know, wear and tear junk.

JMaN06
11-27-2006, 06:13 AM
yea, wear and tear like all vehicles, just more expensive to fix an audi. i just sold my car and need to buy one and really want an A4

audi510
12-12-2006, 01:09 PM
The 30v started at 97.5 but its exactly the same as a 98. I have a 97.5 30v and I order everything as if it were a 98. It was sold to me as a 98 but the dealer told me it was a 97.5

JMaN06
12-13-2006, 04:57 AM
thanks...just bought a 1.8t