Hi there, I've set my eyes on a 99 1.8 A4 (facelift) in Jasper blue, the car
is great the only thing is it's done 63k miles and has some corrosion on the
little black triangles on both sides between the rear passenger window and
the small window opening on both ends of hte rear shelf if you see what I
mean, the paint on the outside is peeling off a bit and it looks like
corrosion. Apart from that it's all perfect, full Audi service history (I've
confirmed on the phone with the dealer the validity of its records, chassis
no, etc, it was bought new from there in 1999), the paintwork is all great
spotless no chips or scratches, and it's going for ĒG6795. I'm very tempted,
the guy seems very honest and easy going and said he will have the corrosion
removed and paintwork repaired and the car fully valeted before I surrender
any money, but is it something I need to worry about? I mean could it be
something very serious with corrosion on the little triangles? It seems to
be an odd place to corrode, esp with the perfect paintwork eveyrwhere else.
The Audi dealer said the car had not been recorded for any problems at all
thru its 7 service visits over the past 4 years from new, and it's got only
1 owner. So what do you guys think?
It will come with a 3 month warranty and full HPI cert, original Audi
service book and history and V5, etc documentation. Is that a reasonable
bargain? As long as the paintwork is fixed that is.
Also there's a towbar at the rear, which had the rear bumper moulding (the
unpainted black plastic "lip" trim but at the rear bumper) cut a bit in the
middle to site the towbar. The moulding has got rear parking sensors
installed so I want to know if I remove the towbar how much would it be to
replace the moulding with sensors?