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Hi group, As I have just bought a 1996 UK model A6 1.8 T, I wondered if anyone could supply me with any details of this model. It looks really nice, 60,000 miles, 2 owners, beautiful
condition. Just trying to find out HP rating, mph, and mpg. Many thanks, and sorry for the boring post. Nev
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Look at the car reviews at www.parkers.co.uk
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Thanks for the response. The Parkers website was why I got confused in the first place actually, as I could not find a reference to a 1.8 T, as there were no model numbers that seemed to correspond to that exactly. It's looking like I bought a turbo, which is why I really think I should do my research a bit better, as I had no idea of that. Still, I am quite pleased, as I was a bit concerned a 1.8 engine would struggle in that size body shell. Nev
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Thought the 1.8T only came out in 97 ? If it is one it has 150 BHP, I used to get about 30mpg from mine, 99 T and ran it to 120000 miles in four years with few problems. I now have a 98 S Avant and get a similar mileage Regards Richard
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Correct - the 1.8T only came in with the C5 model, towards the end of 1997. Up until then, the 1.8 A6 was non-turbo with 125bhp. Of course, the 1.8T was available in the A4 in 1996. The 1.8T of that era was 150bhp.

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I must have got the year wrong. This is a link to the advert I bought it from, and it was quite clearly labelled a 1.8T. http://atsearch.autotrader.co.uk/WWW/CARS_popup.asp?modelexact=1&lid=search_used_cars_full&make=AUDI&model=ANY&variant=&keywords=&min_pr 00&max_pr000&mileage=&agerange=&postcode=tn23+3fq&miles &max_recordsP&source=2&photo=1&sort=3&ukcarsearch_full=SEARCH&start=4&distance&adcategoryRS&channelRS&id 0506181031546 Also, it's definitely an A6, as I'm not keen on the shape of the A4. Thanks guys. Nev
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http://atsearch.autotrader.co.uk/WWW/CARS_popup.asp?modelexact=1&lid=search_used_cars_full&make=AUDI&model=ANY&variant=&keywords=&min_pr 00&max_pr000&mileage=&agerange=&postcode=tn23+3fq&miles &max_recordsP&source=2&photo=1&sort=3&ukcarsearch_full=SEARCH&start=4&distance&adcategoryRS&channelRS&id 0506181031546

Yep, that's definitely an A6 (C4 model), so could well be a 1996/early 1997 car. However, to the best of my knowledge, this model was never sold in the UK with the 1.8 turbo engine. This would explain why you can't find the model you /thought/ you'd bought in the Parkers guide! I can't quite make out the badge on the photo of the rear of your car, but I think it just says 1.8, without a 'T'.
Can you find the engine code (on a sticker in the front of the original service booklet), or somewhere in the boot (on the floor or in the spare wheel well). That will allow us to confirm exactly what engine was originally fitted. Of course, it may well be that someone has swapped the engine at some stage.
Can you find a turbo in the engine bay? The turbo engine is most easily identified by the more complex induction pipework - both the inlet and exhaust pipework has to go through the turbo.
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Thanks for the response. The car may well be a 97, I just assumed it was the older of the two years it could have been with a P plate. 30 mpg sounds fair enough for that power rating, and as someone who did not previously fancy an Audi, I'm well on the way to being a bit of a fan, it looks fantastic. I'm just getting rid of a 190E Mercedes with 190,000 so if the Audi can approach those sort of miles I shall be pleased! Nev
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On Tue, 15 Feb 2005 04:51:09 -0000, "Nev Arthur"

When you get the registration document, it'll tell you when exactly the car was first registered. If it's not too personal a question, how much did you pay for it? I recently bought a 1996 Audi A6 V6 2.6 for 1750 quid.
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Looking at the ad the car picture shows a P reg plate but the ad says 1998. This is quite possible if you have a "personalised plate" so you may well have a 1998 A6 1.8T, the 1.8T was first available only with 97 R reg. Note for this car there was a recent recall regarding early wear on the front suspension arms (had them changed on both my A6s) I note from the dealer notes you might also be in East Kent ? If you are looking for an independent Audi/VW specialist I have used M & S Auto Services in Biddenden www.m.s.autoservices.co.uk as they are much less expensive than my local dealer.
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Hmm. I should have perhaps checked the ad a little more thoroughly. The dates don't match, do they. On the receipt for the deposit I've left on the car, which I've just noticed, the date of first registration is 6/2/97. OK, looks like it isn't a turbo. A bit of me is disappointed, but if it in fact it's a 125 hp 1.8, that's probably better for lower bills over the big mileage I expect to notch up over the next few years.

Well, it was up for 3000, I'm no good at haggling, and I've examined every receipt from when it was brand new. It has 60,000 on the clock, backed up by all MOTs, and it has a nice load of extras, that seem to add a lot of value to the car for me. I love the colour and the condition. I've also got the garage to agree to fix the couple of minor faults I found, or I don't buy it.
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You're right. The T is written on the original ad, and not on the car, and so I assume I have the base model. However, I like so much about this car, I'm not bothered I may have paid over the top.

It looks like no need now. I never saw a turbo under the bonnet, but then I wasn't looking!
Many, many thanks for your help everyone, I'm very grateful.
I have bookmarked the website of the dealer in Biddenham that someone recommended, as I live in Ashford, so it's not too far away.
Nev
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www.rac.co.uk says that it's a "A6 1.8 SE AUTO" www.privilege.co.uk says that it's a "AUDI A6 1.8 (95-97) 4DR SE AUTO"
Neither mention a turbo. Personally, I'd check under the bonnet - it's often emblazoned somewhere.
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On Tue, 15 Feb 2005 08:37:02 -0000, "Richard Wall"

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