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Old 08-08-2008, 08:55 AM
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Since nobody bothered to volunteer any information on my last post, I'll put it a different way.

How reliable are these cars? Considering the amount of damage I've discovered in one I recently acquired, I'm thinking of scrapping it. Brakes and CV joints need doing, among other things, and the mechanic reckons these cars are more trouble than they're worth. I'll end up forever patching things up and forking out, according to the mechanic, that is.

So how reliable are they?
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I was told this morning by an Audi A4 owner that it's not an Accord. His wife's Accord had $500 worth of work in 100,000 miles while his Audi A4 has $3000 in repairs in 20,000 miles. It isn't as reliable and parts cost more in his opinion.

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I have 147K mi. , drive 20K mi. / year and spend around $1500 / year
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I've had mine over 2 years and it has been very reliable. The only money I've put in is preventative maint, which isn't really cheap, but i knew that when I bought it. Sounds like the previous owner of yoursdidn't take care of it and your paying for their lack of care. These cars are only as reliable as their owners, if you need a car that you can just drive and not worry about maint then a Honda/Toyota seems more up your alley.
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Thanks for the replies.

You're spot on when you say the previous owner didn't take care of the car. The previous owner has almost driven this car into the ground by the looks of it now. So much needs work. So glad I only paid two hundred quid for it.

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M8, at 200 quid you got a bargain if it even barely rolls down the street. Though the PO drove it to death, at least you did not pay 2000 quid for the car. If it is that much of a mess, I would part it out and make at least 4x your original investment.

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I was told this morning by an Audi A4 owner that it's not an Accord. His wife's Accord had $500 worth of work in 100,000 miles while his Audi A4 has $3000 in repairs in 20,000 miles. It isn't as reliable and parts cost more in his opinion.
Ha, was that A4 owner a f*cking rocket scientist! Obviously an Audi isn't gonna be as cheap as a Honda. They're ECONOMICAL vehicles and Audi's are LUXURY vehicles. I hate it when people try to compare Germans to Yota's and Honduh's. Its like comparing apples to watermelons. Two entirely different vehicles. Keep in mind that you pay what you get for: Honda's are meh.... Audi's are baller status (unless it aint taken care of which even a Veyron will look like ****)

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I spend quite a bit of money on my car, but that is mainly because i want to keep it as perfect as possible. The previous owner loved this car almost as much as I do. Most everything I do is routine maintenance (spark plugs, oil, etc) The only problems i've had with it so far are the flex pipe and a wheel bearing, and battery which would be common on any car (even a honda) with high mileage.
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I really love my car, my brother has a 2003 accord, ugly!!!. lol my friend just bought a mazda, jaja I make fun of him everytime I see him on my A4,... they may be expensive to fix, but if everyone had the money to buy this cars, everyone would have them, and i dont wanna have a car that half of the city has... hehe
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the v6 is more reliable...whats wrong with mazda's?
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