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01-11-2009, 12:33 PM
Hi, This is my first post but I've owned too 5000's in the past and aside from a few electrical issues the cars were great, now I have a chance too buy a '90 v8 quattro with 150,000 miles on it for 650$ u.s and am wondering if theres any known issues too look out for and what are peoples opinions on the car? thanks

03-01-2009, 09:30 PM
yea i think u will be fine for about 50000 miles but then stuff is going to break on it all the time. i have a 1990 v8 and the guy that had it before me said when it hit 100000 stuff started breaking and he gave me the recites for all the work done and it totaled around 20,000 he spent that in 2 years so idn

03-19-2009, 10:21 PM
I have a similar dilemma myself, I'm up here in Canada and me and a co worker of mine are looking at a pair of the 3.6 V8 Quattro Audis. Both are 1990 and one has about 60,000 miles on it while the other has a tad over 90,000 miles. Both of us are debating weather they're worth trying to pick up or if they'd just end up falling apart on us, neither appears to have any rust, and both seem to be well maintained.

The latter of the two with 90,000 on it has just recently had a lot of work done, new battery, T-belt, serp belt, plugs, wires, and water pump and such. Just wondering if that's a good thing and just a regular sort of maintenance or if it might be a sign that it's coming apart at the seams. I don't know what sort of work has been done on the one with fewer miles, but I hope to have more information on it soon. Any advice is greatly appreciated.