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isleepsober
04-17-2008, 08:09 PM
Sit down children i have a story to tell of the little audi that just could not stay away from trouble. Back in January i bought my 98 audi a4 1.8tq. The car had 107 thousand miles on her but it had around 17,000 dollars in aftermarket parts. everything in the test drive went well and there was no check enginelight or anything. the guy told me of all the problems he knew of and they were only two dents in the fenders from it being too low when he got it. i talked him down from his 12000 asking price and bought it for 9500. Which i thought was a good deal at that point. Oh yeah and i bought it 4 hours away in virginia and i live in PA. So i go to get it inspected at a local garage and i get a disturbing call. my car would not pass inspection because of the following: no windshield washer nozzles. (and i didnt want to drill my cf hood) no license plate light. two bad control arms. and 3 of the 4 wheels were cracked (these wheels are brabus about 500 new... each) and all the rubber was bad because the camber was all out of line. so i pick up the car and do what i can to lessen the bill of my inspection by doing some of the work myself. I put nozzles under the hood that spray up onto the windsheild, replaced the light and bought velocity motoring rs4 reps. i then found a shop about 20 mins away that specializes in VAG. I took my car there to get inspected because i figured it would be more thorough and my check engine light did come on. I drop my car off and get a VERY sad call. My steering rack was bad (800 part). all my control arms were bad and my turbo didnt have a gasket. ok well they told me it would be about 2 grand in parts and labor. if thats not bad enough when they took of the turbo to put a new gasket they found out the housing was cracked. so they sent my turbo to get rebuilt and put it back on my car. this was like 6 weeks in to it being at their shop. now all they had to do was reset the codes to pass emissions. and during a test the car started smoking and the turbo was blowing out oil. the turbo shop fed up the rebuild and so they sent it back and got it done again. so finally after a little of two months i got it back. ran great everythings good. i get pulled over twice in one weekend for no reason. the first guy said my tires squeeled (while i was shifting from 2nd to third at 35 miles an hour) i told him it was my bov and he said "is that legal" i said yes. we argued and he let me off with a warning. the next day i get pulled over for going 15mph in a parking lot. and got a warning. the cop said it sounded like i was going alot faster than that. wtf. so i took off my bumper and got new fenders and took them both to get painted today. my bumper had a large scratch in it. two birds one stone. since it was only the bumper cover and the structure of the bumper was still there.. i am legally good. so i was on the highway today doing about 70 when i hit a rabbit. since my bumper wasnt on i didnt think it would really mess up much. but i pulled into taco bell and realized it somehow broke my powersteering lines.

does God hate me?

A4_2.8tuner
04-17-2008, 08:10 PM
yes

audiness
04-17-2008, 08:15 PM
lol

im sorry, i really am.

Either that car is cursed, or you wont have any problems for the next 2 years

kevin12
04-17-2008, 08:25 PM
Wow dude I seriously hope things start getting better for you ha... And at this point I think only good can come from now on though. Well lets all hope for your wallet's sake

Eurotuned_A4
04-17-2008, 08:37 PM
lol, so you are selling your messed up rims now?

dont worry man. a few months after owning my car, right before starting freshman year of college my TB tensioner failed causing $4500 in dmg. i too thought god hated me. it will all work it in the end though.

BONFIRE074
04-17-2008, 08:48 PM
wooww ahha..the joy of owning an Audi :) lol

isleepsober
04-17-2008, 08:57 PM
lol, so you are selling your messed up rims now?

they are minor cracks that are fixable by any wheel shop. want to sell them for maybe 400 for the set seeing as they are damaged. the crack is on the inside and any repair wouldnt affect the appearance. since they are about 2000 a set new.... i think its fair. and the powdercoating isnt perfect anymore. but still.

Matt@JHM
04-17-2008, 09:00 PM
Damn dude... very sorry to hear that. Hopefully things get better. [up]

isleepsober
04-17-2008, 09:01 PM
since buying the car for 9500 plus tax and tags brought it to around 10000 i have spent 1600ish on wheels and tires and 3700 for my inspection. i could have just bought a decent s4.

pfa65
04-17-2008, 09:09 PM
no more stress if you stop sleeping sober. good luck.

Stampy
04-17-2008, 09:20 PM
What the hell was a rabbit doing on the highway? Unless you are talking about one of those VW things

dingguhlbary
04-17-2008, 09:35 PM
im pretty sure he meant the animal. but dude sorry to hear about your horrible luck. im wondering if the previous owner knew of all this stuff and neglected to tell you anything about it. because then that would be even worse, the guy lying to you.

Militant-Grunt
04-17-2008, 11:02 PM
Sounds like you're getting shafted by mechanics.

b00st
04-17-2008, 11:09 PM
sounds about right [up]

welcome to the club....well i left the 1.8T club...you can have my spot. [:D]

B5Jaeger
04-17-2008, 11:50 PM
Well, you can't really blame anyone but yourself for the rabbit issue.

speedydragon
04-18-2008, 12:08 AM
What the hell was a rabbit doing on the highway? Unless you are talking about one of those VW things

that made me lol.

I hope that you'll start hitting some luck soon!

legionvr6
04-18-2008, 12:11 AM
yes god htes you but the mechs love you LOL

just joking. welcome to the club. have your wallet ready and enjoy the ride

mnsirtee
04-19-2008, 12:26 AM
Get a priest and have him bless your car for evil spirits.

legionvr6
04-19-2008, 02:02 AM
will a revrin do? :-D lol im a legal revrin in CA drive out here and i'll bless the car for you

dtapia_1392
04-19-2008, 09:33 AM
god is pissed. [O_O]

maxspeed
04-19-2008, 10:33 AM
actually its cause god hates iron man, and iron man drives an audi.

EAGRK
04-20-2008, 06:02 PM
Sorry to hear all that....last year I drove into water by accident. One thing after the other started to go bad, I know what it feels like[down]

LateraLex
04-21-2008, 10:56 AM
Next car you buy - maybe have it inspected first? I walked away from a really good deal because a nearby meinkee noticed coolant leaking from the back of the block. Well worth the $100...