I'm looking for some helpful advice on my next purchase please.
I currently own a UK '99 A6 1.8T, 115,000miles (70,000 miles when
purchased). It was my first Audi purchase and have had the car just over 2
years. Love the way it drives, performs etc. but the running costs in my
opinion have been quite excessive (£3,500 including servicing over the 2
years, although one was the 80,000 mile cambelt change).
The costs have been made up of lower suspension arms, front & rear being
replaced at 76,000 miles, water pump at 90,000 miles and then cam chain
adjuster at 110,000 miles plus some other stuff like CV boots and brake
hoses. Now have a knocking from the right hand side suspension when slowly
going over bumpy surface (suspension arms again or something else??, advice
on this would be helpful as well, thanks)
The question is does this sound excessive for the age/mileage? I'm keen to
get another A6 (2.4 maybe or even chip another 1.8T), perhaps a lower
mileage example but am hoping I was just unlucky with this one. The
alternative is a A4 1.8T Sport (probably 1999 or 2000 model).
What sort of things does the A4 suffer with. Does the A4 suffer from the
same suspension problems as the A6?
Would love to stick with Audi but need some re-assurance the one I have now
needed more work than usual, and that it may have be the exception........
Would appreciate some feedback.