Buying a used Audi..UK

I am looking to buy a car,and Audi is on my want list ,budget is only 3000 max. I have seen a few on the net for sale,most seem to be 94-95 (year).Are
Audis of this sort of age OK?Reliability wise?Are there certain models that I should avoid?What about mileage?Is an above average mileage OK?Any particular things to look out for? I dont do a lot of mileage in a car(ride a motrobike),probably no more than 2-3K a year.
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Go for a private seller, Audi 80 quattro with FSH '91 on. High miles are ok if well maintained and cambelts changed on-time etc. Get one with air-con and you'll have a superb little car. Avants are a wee bit more dosh as they are more useful, also a better buy. 2.6 V6 go on and on (again - regular servicing is key) should be good for 200K miles plus! Look here:
www.exchangeandmart.co.uk
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why go for an 80 when you can get an A4 for that price, you can even pick up high mile A6's for around 3k,
This looks a great buy
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category 35&item$79888250&rd=1
1.8T for that price
Dont bother with a 80 there a bit dated now when you can get an A4
Ron
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Buy a landrover or range rover, great machines & for the miles you do it will be ace off roading as a new hobby. I just bought a mint Trooper & wouldn't swap it for my wife's A4 cabriolet!
NIge
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It all depends what you want, 80s are probablty the best for the price, a 3000 A4 will probably cost you more to maintain, you will be lucky to get a good one for 3000, you will probably get a good audi 80 2.0 E for around 1000 to 1500, 1992 to 1993, the build quality is far superior to that of the A4, the late 80s look the best, & are easy for you to maintain yourself, no service lights to turn off, & a stronger body shell, if you go for a A4 be prapared to spend money on the front suspension as they suffer from suspension arm problems, there are 4 on eack side & these give problems, rear brake calipers are also a problem on older high milage cars,
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I guess thats why my A4 97 goes "KLONK" each time i hit a bump in the road!? It makes the car a bit more "lively"...but otherwise it drives & steers fine. But the NOISE is unbearable.
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