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C130JTweet
08-25-2009, 10:32 AM
Hello all, its my first post here, and btw great info on this site. I am looking at a 2000 A4 2.8 Quattro with an triptronic. It only has 77,000 to 78,000 miles on it. The timing belt has never been replaced and some other odds and ends, like rear passenger window is in op. I am heading over there to look at it this afternoon and he's asking 6500.00. I am going to look over the CV joints and some other thing that I read about on this site. But let me know if that is a good price, if I dont find anything major wrong.

dcampana
08-25-2009, 11:08 AM
well depends on your goals witht he car. the 2.8 is not the best motor to mod.. its very limited. so if that is in your outlook, then stay away. maintenance is fairly the same, but the turbo can have more issues. all depends on what your looking for, dd, or modded fun dd, track car???

at $6500, i think that is way too much. you can find better deals at least in my area for under 4k with that kind of mileage/ motor combo....

A4-Achtung
08-25-2009, 12:02 PM
Yea that price seems very high.

C130JTweet
08-25-2009, 12:03 PM
I am not really looking to mod anything, mainly a dd, but maybe a dd with a little pep in the future. As for prices go, that seems pretty good in the North East as far as I have found, and that was about the going rate in the KBB.

KNaudi
08-25-2009, 12:04 PM
Maybe I assume that everyone who comes to audizine wants to mod to some extent.....so I jump to think that the 2.8 and automatic is the worst combo

dingguhlbary
08-25-2009, 12:08 PM
sorry
but i think you mean prospective, not perspective

Bimmerman
08-25-2009, 01:13 PM
If you plan to stay stock the 2.8 is not a bad motor, but there really aren't many mods unless you drop several grand on a supercharger.

I would also get a manual and make sure it is a quattro unless you just must have an auto.

That price seems high to me. For that you can buy a VERY sweet A4, not one with issues.

biketsai
08-25-2009, 01:32 PM
As far as auto or manual goes, its all about his preference, that price isnt too high, but I would just see what others around your area are going for.

dcampana
08-25-2009, 01:54 PM
yeah, the area can play a big part. there are alot of them out here, so they are cheap:)

preferences are all choice, so the manual vs auto, its personal. If its a dd, auto is so much easier....

FWIW. mods are abundant on the 1.8t, but limited on the 2.8....

Bimmerman
08-25-2009, 02:38 PM
Have you considered an Avant?

Jc61990
08-25-2009, 02:46 PM
wow, yea 6500 is a little steep. especially now. and with the t-belt never done.. you should get that done asap, or have them do it and knock the cost of it off the price. should bring it down almost 1k. then you would have a nice dd.

matt_mcmhn
08-25-2009, 02:52 PM
6500 is not unreasonable for an A4 in MA, there are ones with 100k that go for that much

Bimmerman
08-25-2009, 03:09 PM
http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/ctd/1341970378.html

http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/ctd/1341808482.html

This is very similar
http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/ctd/1341413717.html

http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/cto/1340765152.html

http://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/cto/1339303974.html

Skidder
08-25-2009, 08:27 PM
Buy mine... its high mileage (160k) but had impeccable maintenance. The timing belt has been done twice, new headlights, every bit of the suspension replaced, both rear wheel bearings have been replaced, ABS module, and all new pads and rotors. etc...

And the price is right where it should be at 4.5k

Link: http://nh.craigslist.org/cto/1342638601.html

AWD Mike
08-25-2009, 08:40 PM
Get a 2.8 -- you'll enjoy it. Much more fun than the 1.8 out of the box and you said you don't plan on modding it much.

6500 is too much. I bought mine for 4500.00 in pretty great shape.

C130JTweet
08-26-2009, 06:28 AM
Thanks for all of the info guys, I will take everything into consideration. I looked at the car yesterday and my next question is that on the valve cover it had a 5V. I going to head out on a limb and say that is the 30 valve. Now besided having 18 more valves then the 12 valve what are the major differences.

B_EEZY
08-26-2009, 08:02 AM
I purchased a 1999 2.8 tip about 4-5 years ago for 6400 the car had 66000 miles good deal at the time but like the one you're considering the timing belt wasn't done (big problem it went out on me at 78000 miles) allot of money to fix other things were damaged in the process. But with that said I have to admit that after a while I needed more speed supercharging is a decent option but that whole automatic thing in my opinion kinda defeats the purpose. overall a very nice car not fast but sporty, if you have even a little NEED FOR SPEED at least get a 5 speed and that price I think is a bit much. Good luck with your decision. Oh and that 12v=less mods than the 30v no supercharger.

Bimmerman
08-26-2009, 08:07 AM
If you go 2.8 try and get a 30V at least.

maxspeed
08-26-2009, 10:35 AM
walk away.

and bimmerman, the 2000 is a 30v

quattro16
08-26-2009, 11:48 AM
RUN!

Militant-Grunt
08-26-2009, 12:10 PM
Thanks for all of the info guys, I will take everything into consideration. I looked at the car yesterday and my next question is that on the valve cover it had a 5V. I going to head out on a limb and say that is the 30 valve. Now besided having 18 more valves then the 12 valve what are the major differences.

5v meaning 5 valves per cylinder. 5x6=30v.

The price is a bit steep, you can find cheaper. Look for a 1.8t, you're honestly better of in terms of ease of maintenance and a more comfortable daily driver. Get a 5 speed if you can, Tip's do fail over time..

Also I suggest you take a look here.

http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php?t=113728

As well as the B5 A4 wiki.

http://www.audizine.com/wiki/index.php?title=B5_A4