The Audi engines are good for at least 200k if reguarly serviced and looked after by previous owners. ..
I bought my wifes A3 1997 1.8T with 142k but full Audi service history on the clock and had it 2 years now running on same engine,gearbox and turbo with no problems apart from worn out windscreen wiper motor so theres proof the Audi are good for high mileage ...
after purchasing mine i replaced the entire front suspension basically. its a really simple procedure that you could do yourself and its also important to do as since i waited it cost me a set of tires too. i'm not sure how regularly they go out but in the services records i show replacement of single components twice previously on the car.
Well, mine is a 1997 1.8 5v (which i think is the SE) and its got 206,000 on the clock with a full Audi service history and I must say its the most reliable car ive ever had - I had a brand new Audi Convertable 1.8t Sport recently and that actually let me down twice in its first six months!
I'd keep it simple - high miles are not a problem as long as it got a full Audi service history and only had 1 or 2 owners - then you know its genuinely been looked after, not just been passed around.
little bit off topic... but i was in Greece last year and got in a taxi About a 1998 A6 1.9TDI and it had 650,000 KM on it... i was impressed.. the driver said the car has been on the road 24/7 for the last 8 years with 3 drivers a year... he said its had 6 clucthes 5 time belts and still going stong...The only really hassle he send was wheel bearings with the sand and heat... it had only been off the road for 5 days about 5 years ago when someone crashed into the back of him... and it looked like new on the outside!!
lets say... i was impressed... just goes to show if there looked after they will last for ever!!
The car I am currently looking at is a 1996 and has 88000 miles. has a full audi service history up to 60000 miles and then a local garage did it. I can't find any specific detail of the cam belt being changed, or would it just be covered under that servicing.
it might be... but dang thats not that many miles for a 10 year old car.... keep this in mind though: the original suggestion was 90,000 miles before timing belt replacement so they may have been waiting.
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