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So Im actively looking for a car...
July 28, 2015 08:07AM
Really gonna be a DD. found three I like.

https://raleigh.craigslist.org/cto/5120855422.html


https://raleigh.craigslist.org/cto/5108120583.html


https://raleigh.craigslist.org/cto/5116694435.html
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Re: So Im actively looking for a car...
July 28, 2015 08:44AM
pro's/con's for these cars?

https://raleigh.craigslist.org/cto/5127369101.html
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Re: So Im actively looking for a car...
July 28, 2015 02:58PM
on the s4. 01.5 and later got all the updates and little fixes the earlier years didn't get. (updated shift linkage that doesn't bork the 1-2 shift collar, oil lines rerouted to save turbo's etc) I like them a lot, great car but wouldn't touch a salvage title with a 10ft pole. PITA to sell em again. Super solid trans, engine is also solid if maintained well. Timing belt is a pain, get one that is already done.


Volvo wagon I'd rather have a V70 R for just a hair over that kind of money.

Mini- Cool but I think you are out of your mind as a daily. Don't you need AC in NC?

Toyota- don't know anything about em. Guys that have em love em.



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Re: So Im actively looking for a car...
July 28, 2015 03:11PM
http://www.audiworld.com/forums/vehicles-sale-202/fs-2001-b5-s4-w-all-maintenance-records-2885682/

Price is way high, been for sale for a month and it's in your neighborhood-ish. Lowball him



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Re: So Im actively looking for a car...
July 29, 2015 08:12AM
Yeah, i talked myself out of the mini. as much as i would love to have it. After working on the truck last night, i talked myself out of another turbo. I know the toyota 3/5sfe engines well. Easy to work on, cheap to mod and replace.
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Re: So Im actively looking for a car...
July 29, 2015 04:08PM
That is a horrible selection for daily drivers.
The 240 wagon is by far the best, but $5k for a 25 year old car seems nuts.

The Audi S WILL require 2-3k EVERY year in maintenance. It's just part of owning a luxury/VAG car. That's why they are cheap. If you know the cars, like are an Audi tech, or you are willing to pay the shop to do so, they are nice. A B6 1.8t six speed A4 is a much nicer daily driver and probably in your same price range. Again, still have the thou or two a year but not as painful as S line.

What are you looking for? Fun, unique, economical, comfort?



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Re: So Im actively looking for a car...
July 29, 2015 04:43PM
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That is a horrible selection for daily drivers.

100%. Those are all fun cars, not "get me to work so I can eat" cars.

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The 240 wagon is by far the best, but $5k for a 25 year old car seems nuts.

Eh... it looks really nice. Look at it like it's a $2k beater that someone else did $8k in work and you're getting it half off.

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The Audi S WILL require 2-3k EVERY year in maintenance. It's just part of owning a luxury/VAG car. That's why they are cheap.

That's most of it. The reason why they are cheap is because they require $2-3k in maintenance (not repairs, just maintenance...) per year and the typical German luxury car owner defers it all because they're cheap. So you are buying someone else's problems. If they maintained it, they wouldn't be selling it (or they'd be asking what it's WORTH)

Mind you, I was seriously looking into going into debt to get a (cough) W8 Passat last year...



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Re: So Im actively looking for a car...
July 29, 2015 05:24PM
I have a TDI Golf for my daily driver. 40-45 MPG most of the time.
Had I been paying for service I would be just over $2k in the first 18 months. Desperately needs a flywheel and possibly gearbox soon. If you want a VW or Audi, go lease a new one. My sister loves her new Passat TDI with six speed manual.



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Re: So Im actively looking for a car...
July 30, 2015 07:53AM
Looking for something fun, decent on gas. Want something old enough I dont have to worry about yearly inspection for long. Inguired on a few 1.8T jetta's and Golf's. Thought about a TDI, but my commute is 15min. Any long distance traveling we do is in the truck. Dont really want to go new, dont want the payments. When we buy a house down here, we are going to get the wife a brand new car. Dont want two car payments.
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Re: So Im actively looking for a car...
July 30, 2015 03:31PM
Nissan Maxima
Civic
Accord
Camry
Corolla

Stay away from turbocharged gas German stuff, always some minor or major malfunction.

V6 Maxima that has been taken care of is the way to go.



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Re: So Im actively looking for a car...
July 30, 2015 04:20PM
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Nissan Maxima
Civic
Accord
Camry
Corolla

Stay away from turbocharged gas German stuff, always some minor or major malfunction.

V6 Maxima that has been taken care of is the way to go.

Yeah like those fucked up Audi V6 and V8 things using the smooth back side of the cam belt to drive water pump deep down in the V..Car is so insulated you'll never hear the idler or rthe water pump protest before it develops a microscopic amount of slop, the roller sags a degree and the belt walks off and either 24 or 36 valves all go boik!

Simple problem and its over $4000 to fix cause the ENTIRE nose of the car has to come off to access the water pump and those little Nazi valves were $39 each 6-7 years ago..and man that adds up.

A complete nightmare. Seen it too many times.



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Re: So Im actively looking for a car...
July 30, 2015 05:11PM
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Stay away from German stuff

fixed it for you.



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Re: So Im actively looking for a car...
July 30, 2015 11:10PM
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Stay away from German stuff

fixed it for you.

Easy there winking smiley I dont think their that bad, but pay attention to buying the right year seems to be half the battle.
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Re: So Im actively looking for a car...
August 01, 2015 01:32PM
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Yeah like those fucked up Audi V6 and V8 things using the smooth back side of the cam belt to drive water pump deep down in the V..Car is so insulated you'll never hear the idler or rthe water pump protest before it develops a microscopic amount of slop, the roller sags a degree and the belt walks off and either 24 or 36 valves all go boik!

Yeah but everyone does it that way. The fun ones drive the water pump off of the timing CHAIN. So when the water pump bearing starts to go, the coolant goes into the oil instead of on the ground.

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Simple problem and its over $4000 to fix cause the ENTIRE nose of the car has to come off to access the water pump

Except you don't. Pull the bumper cover off, replace two of the bumper beam bolts with extra long M8 bolts (I grab them from dead Mazda transmission cases) then remove the rest of the bolts, maybe loosen some wiring connectors from their mountings, and the nose assembly slides forward 4-5 inches. Audi was kind enough to put large S-bends in all the hoses for just this purpose.

Takes 5-10 minutes with practice.



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Re: So Im actively looking for a car...
August 01, 2015 02:19PM
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Yeah like those fucked up Audi V6 and V8 things using the smooth back side of the cam belt to drive water pump deep down in the V..Car is so insulated you'll never hear the idler or rthe water pump protest before it develops a microscopic amount of slop, the roller sags a degree and the belt walks off and either 24 or 36 valves all go boik!

Yeah but everyone does it that way. The fun ones drive the water pump off of the timing CHAIN. So when the water pump bearing starts to go, the coolant goes into the oil instead of on the ground.

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Simple problem and its over $4000 to fix cause the ENTIRE nose of the car has to come off to access the water pump

Except you don't. Pull the bumper cover off, replace two of the bumper beam bolts with extra long M8 bolts (I grab them from dead Mazda transmission cases) then remove the rest of the bolts, maybe loosen some wiring connectors from their mountings, and the nose assembly slides forward 4-5 inches. Audi was kind enough to put large S-bends in all the hoses for just this purpose.

Takes 5-10 minutes with practice.

Except the 24 or 32 bent valves, fogot-ed.



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