I have been looking for a used Audi now for about nine months - something in the
under $10k range - and viola!, came across this newsgroup.
Since the economy (U.S.) has been so bad, I've notice that prices for many used
luxury cars, like the Audi's, have dropped significantly in the past months.
good for me because I'm a college student on a budget and reeeeally would like to
own an Audi.
I'm asking for some opinions and direction. I would like to find a 2000 -2003
A4/S4/A6 Quatro Sedan w/ 1.8T or 2.8 (A4) or 2.7T/2.8/3.0 (A6) engine, automatic.
I have driven enough used Audis to know that AWD is a must, especially living in
beautiful mountains of Pennsylvania in the winter. I'm not great at driving a
shift and would prefer an auto.
From my searching so far I've seen prices getting lower and lower and I think I
get something with less than 80,000 miles in the range of a 2002 or 2003 under
I'd really like to know your opinions for any years, models, engines or
transmissions to definitely steer clear of. Also, since I'll be purchasing
in the Pittsburgh/Altoona area of Pennsylvania (rust belt), are there certain
or body styles prone to rust? Does the exhaust system rust?
I will certainly take the car to a mechanic before purchase but would like to
if it's all right to take an Audi to a less costly general services mechanic? or
it better to pay the higher cost of an Audi dealer mechanic?
Any information or opinions you can provide will be greatly appreciated!!!
Thank you in advance and GO STEELERS!!!