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Old 07-15-2013, 02:13 AM
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Default Thinking of buying a used Audi

So I recently came across an 1999 Audi A6 on craigslists and thinking of buying it. The person wants $4500 for it. 140k miles and he has basically done all the repairs needs (timing belt, water pump, leaks)

Anyways, the main reason I'm here is to ask if Audi's are reliable. I've been doing my research and a lot of people seem to be having problems and are always at the shop. I know since it's a german car the repair costs are INSANELY high.

The car I checked out seemed to be in near perfect condition and sounded smooth and there were no leaks! Obviously cars can last a long time when well-maintained and this car sure looked like it. I would like to know what are the pros and cons about buying this car and is it a good price? Generally in my area used cars are a little expensive and this car seems to be luxurious.

If i purchase this car will I expect to be in the shop a lot or should I just completely forget about it and look for something more reliable and cheaper?

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Old 07-27-2013, 10:51 PM
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Then you are lucky! Car without any problem !
Old 07-31-2013, 08:30 PM
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just make sure you have tons of cash set aside for repairs.
i love audis, but repairs without warranty suck!
Old 08-04-2013, 10:33 PM
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Audis can cost a good bit to maintain but on the other hand, the major parts can last a long time. My 2002 A4Q 3.0 had its first set of brakes at 120,000 miles and the original struts, shocks were good until about 125,000. Control arms and other wearable parts run into some money though. It's good advice to keep a maintenance fund for any older car and I guess I'd admit especially so for Audis and other Euros.
Old 08-12-2013, 08:46 AM
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I have a 03 audi A6 100K miles. I will sell it to you for $5250 if you are interested.

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Old 08-15-2013, 03:10 PM
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Smile Maintenance records?

I sold my '02 TT Quattro 225 (291,000) this summer and provided the service (all dealership) record to the buyers and replaced it with an '04 TT 3.2L for which I received a thorough service history. In both cases the service hx informed the buyer as to what the car's value was and what they could expect for ownership. I'd ask for the records...
Old 04-15-2018, 10:40 AM
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Old 05-01-2018, 06:58 AM
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Hey! To buy a used Audi car is not a good thinking, Instead of buying a used Audi car you can buy a brand new car for others brand.
Old 09-18-2018, 03:55 AM
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If you are mechanically minded & realise that with Audi's you don't actually repair them ( unless somebody's done 'repairs' on it before..) you simply put a $ amount aside each week for parts & tools.
And replace the part or do maintenance BEFORE it's worn (breaks).

Consider the small extra $ you put aside the price you pay for having a car with ''Personality'.

If it's a pre 2000 Audi, consider buying a second, maybe accident damaged, identical car for spare parts donor & 'swapatron' diognostics.
New parts are cheap considering, complete front suspension arms for US$350... It's the labour that costs you $$$.
So, if you DIY, it's just parts, all cars need them. There's lots of info on fixing anything Audi on the net.
Change the oil/filter @ 7000 kms. Trans fluid/filter @ 100,000 kms, coolant/brake/steering fluid as suggested, use 100% Audi fluids. Timing belt @ 65,000 - 70,000 kms inc the whole kit.
if you need to replace one indicator bulb, replace all 4 of them. Same with the other bulbs. Use electrical contact grease.
Use proper specified grease for other car parts, ( seat sliders, door latches, hinges, key slots.)
Not much else can go wrong with them.

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