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jafzali
06-17-2009, 04:27 AM
I just sold my 06 A4 loved it to buy something cheaper and came across an 01 a4 turbo quattro stick black on black with 123k miles for 4,800. I was thinking of asking for 4k. I want to know how reliable are the older Audi's, anything I should look out for? Also, on the turbo when will it go out?
Thanks

danphines
06-17-2009, 10:00 AM
I just sold my 06 A4 loved it to buy something cheaper and came across an 01 a4 turbo quattro stick black on black with 123k miles for 4,800. I was thinking of asking for 4k. I want to know how reliable are the older Audi's, anything I should look out for? Also, on the turbo when will it go out?
Thanks

the turbo can go out whenever you cant know when it can be 50,000 miles or over 150,000 miles. i can tell you now it will be less reliable then your previous car

AP-Specialties
06-17-2009, 10:16 AM
the turbo can go out whenever you cant know when it can be 50,000 miles or over 150,000 miles. i can tell you now it will be less reliable then your previous car

Very true. But used parts are easier to find for the B5's [;)]

black99.5a4
06-17-2009, 10:17 AM
the older b5's have had more owners, some take care of them, some dont.

mine has 190 on the block, 90 on the motor, 50 on the turbo and 15 on the alt, throttle body, timing belt, wheel bearings and both front axles..

thing is.. what is listed in the last paragraph except 1 axle, was all done as preventitive by the PO by Audi.

my cars been a dream, i've only bought misc crap.. 1 axle, and 1 breather valve.

if you buy a car that was taken care of, you're good.. if you buy a car that hasnt had its servicing kept up.. expect to be the one who has to fix it.