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NakedDave8
12-20-2006, 05:25 AM
Hey everyone I'm new to Audizine but the site is great! I used to have a 99 GTI VR6 and loved it. Was forced to sell it before I came overseas. I'm looking to get a 99-01 A4 1.8t But I'm concerned about milegae on a used one. Anyone have an A4 with high mileage/problems with that?

Here's a pic of my old GTI:
http://drunkhourphoto.com//files/2/HANDR.jpg

1 ate T
12-20-2006, 05:29 AM
The only thing with high mileage your really need to worry about is where the maitenance is with it. If it has had a new timing belt and water pump put it, or controls arms etc. For what you're looking at, I wouldn't get anything with higher than 70-90K... My opinion however

Use the search button to find a lot of info on what you need to look for.

Nice GTi BTW

NakedDave8
12-20-2006, 05:34 AM
Thanks I appreciate the info. I had a buddy tell me to make sure the timing belt/water pump have both been replaced before modding. If not he said to make sure thats the first thing I do. Then run auto rx through it to get all the gunk outta the engine.

Thanks for the compliment on the GTI it was my first euro and didn't want to rice it out like some idiots in my area did with vw's. Made it subtle but it was kinda quick.

1 ate T
12-20-2006, 05:42 AM
Yeah, MK3's handle pretty well too. I used to have a 98 Jetta [up]

docurley
12-20-2006, 07:42 AM
Welcome,

I would look for Quattro one if your going to get one and make sure it has service history or owned buy someone who knows what there doing as loads of us look after our own cars so the best you may see is a bill for parts.

1 ate T
12-20-2006, 07:47 AM
This might help just a little to get acquainted:

http://audizine.com/forum/showthread.php?t=98919&highlight=newb+guide

Anthony
12-20-2006, 10:40 AM
Welcome to The Zine, good to have you here! [cool][up]

onemoremile
12-20-2006, 10:43 AM
Nice. Welcome aboard. I was also a VR6 driver.

http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/1174jetta_in_vail_small.JPG

http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/1174IMG_0575_r.JPG

1 ate T
12-20-2006, 10:55 AM
^Nice!

I couldnt go any faster than 138... it just stopped...

lovintheboost
12-20-2006, 11:29 AM
haha my dad has a 95 jetta with a 1/4 a million miles on it. the funny thing is he can count the total times he has had the oil changed on one hand. he dosnt drive it anymore but it still runs great. 2.0 8v make about as much power as my lawnmower but they run forever

NakedDave8
12-20-2006, 02:53 PM
Thanks for the info and posts everyone! I had my GTI chipped, hit 141mph in it one time which scared the shit outta me.

The forum has lots of great threads and the people seem pretty cool! Looking forward to being around here for a while. I have a dealer in Maine looking for an A4 for me right now for when I come home. I told him what I want as far as mileage, color and condition.

1 ate T
12-20-2006, 02:56 PM
Santorin (dark blue) is sex... Find one of those [up]

ShawFM
12-20-2006, 03:08 PM
Santorin (dark blue) is sex... Find one of those [up]

the womans '01 2.8 Q-tip is Santorin blue with black leather (S4) interior. We special ordered it and got everything on it except Nav and ESP. Thosse were the only things we did not want. Oh, or the insurance on the S4.

NakedDave8
12-21-2006, 04:22 AM
Santorin (dark blue) is sex... Find one of those [up]

Thats my#1 choice, if not blue I'm looking for silver or black.

lovintheboost
12-21-2006, 08:52 AM
did the make any nagaro a4s? i love that color and black

1.8G
12-21-2006, 02:24 PM
^ never seen one... doesnt mean they don't exist though... black= teh sex as far as the a4 is concerned...

pipe7284
12-21-2006, 07:20 PM
welcome and definately get a 1.8T 5 spd quattro
reagarding miles,(if you are like me) i really dont care as long as the car has been serviced well and timing belt has been taken care of. I bought my car with little more than 100k, and righ now is with close to 130k and still thinking on going BT.