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    2008 S4 Avant 6MT / Red / 94k Miles / Best Offer

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    2008 Audi S4 Avant
    -94,xxx miles
    -2 owner car, zero accidents
    -Brilliant Red exterior/ Black Interior
    - Stock (with expection of RS4 shift knob and matching emergency brake)

    Interior (7/10):

    The interior of the car is in solid shape. The seats look are good all around no tears or rips but are not mistaken for new. All electronics (seat heaters, windows, sunroof, etc) work flawlessly. The headliner has zero sagging. Windows are tinted (i forget the % of tint). I have a Weathertech rubber mat for driver, passengers and trunk.


    Exterior/Wheels (6/10):

    The exterior of the car is good from 10ft less good from 10inches. First owner 0-76kiles drove it daily for everything and has some dings and wheel rash to prove it. All exterior electronics function correctly, though. The car is a great 20 foot car. The car turns heads when driving by but will not win any awards. All four wheels have rash on them and would benefit from a refinishing, the spare (full size fifth wheel) was refinished and looks great.


    Issues:

    - Timing chain Check engine light came on, took it in, and shop said its time.
    - front brakes now rear brakes soon
    - Control arms need a fresh too


    The cost to repair at the shop was more than I wanted to get info but figured the car might be valuable to someone here who has the means to do the labor themselves.
    Let me know if you have any questions.


    I do have an offer as trade-in from a dealer towards a s3 but I would rather see it go to someone on here who would give it some love

    couple video links
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/1kgispk2zb...round.mov?dl=0
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/4em42ftd6u...ound2.mov?dl=0

    some photos.




    If you are intersted, let me know!
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    Quote Originally Posted by verymickey View Post

    Issues:

    - Timing chain Check engine light came on, took it in, and shop said its time.
    A moment of silence! Seriously, it's a shame, but it might be perfect for someone else. GLWS.
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    Get it for a steal and swap an rs4 engine into it and release the true monster in that gorgeous car


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    What are you asking?

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    2008 S4 Avant 6MT / Red / 94k Miles / Best Offer

    I’d take it on as a project

    What’s the trade in offer from the dealer — aka, what do we have to beat?


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    Good looking car cuz! Love the manual avant. GLWS.


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    Veteran Member Four Rings Blackstallion's Avatar
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    Damn

    Video of engine sound? Curious how your shop says “it’s time” just cause engine light is on...

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    Established Member Two Rings WarmFuzzies's Avatar
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    2008 S4 Avant 6MT / Red / 94k Miles / Best Offer

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackstallion View Post
    Damn

    Video of engine sound? Curious how your shop says “it’s time” just cause engine light is on...
    I just sold an S4 sedan where code said it needs a driver’s bank cam adjuster — so that’s a fairly obvious clue.

    Guessing it was something similar.

    *sold that one because it wasn’t an Avant or an interesting color for me to hold onto it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jargon View Post
    A moment of silence! Seriously, it's a shame, but it might be perfect for someone else. GLWS.
    I couldn't agree more. A great car but belongs with someone who is handier with a wrench than I am.



    Quote Originally Posted by jhoward View Post
    Get it for a steal and swap an rs4 engine into it and release the true monster in that gorgeous car
    I fully support someone turning this into a monster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMaxD View Post
    What are you asking?
    Quote Originally Posted by WarmFuzzies View Post
    I’d take it on as a project
    What’s the trade in offer from the dealer — aka, what do we have to beat?

    I told the dealer I wanted 11, they came back saying 8-9k which I am guessing gives them room to play with numbers a bit since this would go as trade on a car they have in inventory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djw1030 View Post
    Good looking car cuz! Love the manual avant. GLWS.
    Thanks! Love it too, especially the engine sound when starting up in the parking lot after shopping or something... always turned heads. :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackstallion View Post
    Damn. Video of engine sound? Curious how your shop says “it’s time” just cause engine light is on...
    Quote Originally Posted by WarmFuzzies View Post
    I just sold an S4 sedan where code said it needs a driver’s bank cam adjuster — so that’s a fairly obvious clue.

    Guessing it was something similar.

    *sold that one because it wasn’t an Avant or an interesting color for me to hold onto it.

    Sorry I don't have a video of startup. TBH it doesn't sound that bad. But WarmFuzzies was spot on about the 'bank cam adjuster' error code being the clue


    -Mickey
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    Established Member Two Rings WarmFuzzies's Avatar
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    If the dealer is offering you that much I think that’s a great offer — likely more than you’d get here

    I priced out parts and tools for this job at close to $4k if DIYed — granted this included costs for me to buy an engine hoist


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    I would love to grab this if I didn't have to put out that much for repairs right away. 🙁

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    IMO that is great price for a trade in on a car that needs the timing done. Hell I would take that on my 87k sedan that the timing chains were just done on.

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    Senior Member Two Rings rspeck2's Avatar
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    Yea I’d take 8-9k all day with that dealer offer.

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    That is quite a good offer considering your circumstances. These cars running and problem free don’t sell for much more if any it seems anymore. I don’t think mine will ever sell


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    Quote Originally Posted by WarmFuzzies View Post
    If the dealer is offering you that much I think that’s a great offer — likely more than you’d get here

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    That's what I was thinking. $8-9k from the dealer is an amazing offer for a "20 foot car" that needs $10k in work. However, my guess is it is really a ~$4k offer on the trade, and the rest is coming off the top of the S3; that is, inclusive of any discounts they could have offered on the S3 without the trade-in.
    "I don't understand Audi enthusiasts. They buy a car that looks like a bar of soap, then they spend money modifying it so it looks slightly less like a bar of soap."

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    Absolutely — and when all is said and done they’ll hopefully fix the s4 and resell.

    So while not directly going to an enthusiast at least it gets to live and drive on.


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    Veteran Member Four Rings rhfosu's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by WarmFuzzies View Post
    Absolutely — and when all is said and done they’ll hopefully fix the s4 and resell.

    So while not directly going to an enthusiast at least it gets to live and drive on.


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    They won't mess with it. It'll go to wholesale auction. I'd bet my paycheck on that.
    "I don't understand Audi enthusiasts. They buy a car that looks like a bar of soap, then they spend money modifying it so it looks slightly less like a bar of soap."

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    Unfortunately that’s true... but I like to offer up ‘warm fuzzies’ when given the opportunity


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    Quote Originally Posted by verymickey View Post
    I told the dealer I wanted 11, they came back saying 8-9k which I am guessing gives them room to play with numbers a bit since this would go as trade on a car they have in inventory.
    TAKE THAT MONEY. Like others have said, I bought my b7 s4 with chains and heads just done with the whole JHM big kit for $9500. Sub 100k miles as well.

    That will likely be the highest offer you get.

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    An Audi S3 is a fucking 4cyl toy compared to this car. You'll be disgusted. An S4 Avant is special...the S3 is just a car.

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    Established Member Two Rings WarmFuzzies's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by miamifan13 View Post
    An Audi S3 is a fucking 4cyl toy compared to this car. You'll be disgusted. An S4 Avant is special...the S3 is just a car.
    He’s got a point. With that low of mileage on yours I’d def fix it and keep it.


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    Lol.... I would hardly call an S3 a 4-cylinder toy. An S3 will dust a b7 s4 in a straight line and in the twisties all day long, and that's before it is tuned. It also has the advantage of being brand new, does not require $10,000 in immediate repairs, and comes with a warranty. To call it a toy is a BS statement, lol.

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    Oh, and you won't have to stop for 16 gallons of premium every 200 miles with the S3.

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    "I don't understand Audi enthusiasts. They buy a car that looks like a bar of soap, then they spend money modifying it so it looks slightly less like a bar of soap."

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    So decided to let it go after all ehh? Such a beauty! Anyways, take that trade-in offer and run with it. Nobody will beat or even match it in here....
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhfosu View Post
    Lol.... I would hardly call an S3 a 4-cylinder toy. An S3 will dust a b7 s4 in a straight line and in the twisties all day long, and that's before it is tuned. It also has the advantage of being brand new, does not require $10,000 in immediate repairs, and comes with a warranty. To call it a toy is a BS statement, lol.

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    You missed the point of his comment, gotta read between the lines
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    DO NOT BUY AN S3. You will be constantly depressed that you didn't buy the RS3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Wrong View Post
    You missed the point of his comment, gotta read between the lines
    Not sure what I could have missed, but Ok.
    "I don't understand Audi enthusiasts. They buy a car that looks like a bar of soap, then they spend money modifying it so it looks slightly less like a bar of soap."

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    Quote Originally Posted by old_spool View Post
    DO NOT BUY AN S3. You will be constantly depressed that you didn't buy the RS3.
    And most RS3 owners are depressed they couldn't get a 6MT.
    "I don't understand Audi enthusiasts. They buy a car that looks like a bar of soap, then they spend money modifying it so it looks slightly less like a bar of soap."

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    Quote Originally Posted by verymickey View Post
    I told the dealer I wanted 11, they came back saying 8-9k which I am guessing gives them room to play with numbers a bit since this would go as trade on a car they have in inventory.
    That is an awesome offer considering the work needed, take the dealers offer ASAP!! Sure they are taking $ off the price of the new car but who cares how they are coming to the numbers as long as you are comfortable with the bottom line. get out of that car before it eats valves and becomes a dead roller. Dealer will take your car right to the dealer auction anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhfosu View Post
    And most RS3 owners are depressed they couldn't get a 6MT.
    Nah, they're too busy enjoying 9 second quarter mile speed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhfosu View Post
    And most RS3 owners are depressed they couldn't get a 6MT.
    Can’t get a stick S3 either.

    Take the offer and run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMaxD View Post
    Can’t get a stick S3 either.

    Take the offer and run.
    That sucks...buy a golf R then? But yes, take the money and run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhfosu View Post
    Oh, and you won't have to stop for 16 gallons of premium every 200 miles with the S3.
    Quote Originally Posted by TQdriver View Post
    That is an awesome offer considering the work needed, take the dealers offer ASAP!! Sure they are taking $ off the price of the new car but who cares how they are coming to the numbers as long as you are comfortable with the bottom line. get out of that car before it eats valves and becomes a dead roller. Dealer will take your car right to the dealer auction anyway.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Wrong View Post
    So decided to let it go after all ehh? Such a beauty! Anyways, take that trade-in offer and run with it. Nobody will beat or even match it in here....
    Quote Originally Posted by rspeck2 View Post
    Yea I’d take 8-9k all day with that dealer offer.
    Quote Originally Posted by eurojunkjon View Post
    IMO that is great price for a trade in on a car that needs the timing done. Hell I would take that on my 87k sedan that the timing chains were just done on.

    Thanks for all the comments feedback and opinions. Wasn't an easy decision to say goodbye but for me right now this was the right decision. I have had the s3 for a couple days now and I agree it is not the same experience that the b7 was... but this is plenty fun, plenty fast and looks great :D



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    Quote Originally Posted by verymickey View Post
    Thanks for all the comments feedback and opinions. Wasn't an easy decision to say goodbye but for me right now this was the right decision. I have had the s3 for a couple days now and I agree it is not the same experience that the b7 was... but this is plenty fun, plenty fast and looks great :D



    Nice looking ride! Congrats! Sorry about your head, tho...
    "I don't understand Audi enthusiasts. They buy a car that looks like a bar of soap, then they spend money modifying it so it looks slightly less like a bar of soap."

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    They say BMWs cost an arm and a leg. Audi just takes your head so you can still drive it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by verymickey View Post
    Thanks for all the comments feedback and opinions. Wasn't an easy decision to say goodbye but for me right now this was the right decision. I have had the s3 for a couple days now and I agree it is not the same experience that the b7 was... but this is plenty fun, plenty fast and looks great :D

    I actually recently just got rid of my b7 for an a3 s line. Just as you said it’s nothing like driving the b7 but makes a decent daily


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    Interested in knowing where this car ended up...did dealer repair, or auction?

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