PDA

View Full Version : problems with a 98 a4



bigblue85
11-10-2008, 04:22 PM
my friend is buying a 98 a4 1.8t and it has 163000 miles on it. he wants to know what major problems to expect if they haven't already been taken care of.

a4mafia(Red)
11-10-2008, 04:25 PM
head light switch will probably give you problems sometime along the road. theres a short in it, but its a quick DIY fix....

akielb
11-10-2008, 04:26 PM
Maybe a lot - maybe not

read this - ok can't link over to AF

Control arms are #1
Tie rod ends would be included in that
ABS module
@ 170k I would be looking at the turbo
Timing belt for second time
lots of other "possibilities"


definitely have an extra $1k ready after purchase to to be safe

a4mafia(Red)
11-11-2008, 10:15 AM
definitely have an extra $1k ready after purchase to to be safe

^^I'd say that applies to any used car