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Old 02-22-2013, 04:09 AM   #21
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whenever I think about buying an Audi, I simply remind myself of this picture:

That's the back of the engine (you know, up against the firewall). Good luck servicing that. (to be fair, it's the V12)
Can't see the photo

I can see it now...AWWOOH ****!

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Old 02-22-2013, 02:32 PM   #22
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I bought a B6 A4 1.8T CVT for my wife. Worst car we've ever owned.

TCM shat itself whic cost about $4500, kept blowing tail lights, really ordinary to drive (mainly because of cvt), and even after we replaced the TCM, the gearbox still left my wife stranded on day when she was driving home.

Will never buy another Audi again... Having said that i just bought her an .:R36
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Old 02-23-2013, 04:55 AM   #23
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:46 PM   #24
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Seems like your on the fence about Audi's....
I came from the VW crowd. BMW's are 10x easier to work and are more fun to drive.
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:39 AM   #25
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whenever I think about buying an Audi, I simply remind myself of this picture:

That's the back of the engine (you know, up against the firewall). Good luck servicing that. (to be fair, it's the V12)
I thought that was the V8?
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Old 03-01-2013, 07:44 PM   #26
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Apparently the 2.0 litre engine is a bit of a trashheap. Where the 1.8 has a huge cult following, the 2.0 seems shunned.
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I bought a B6 A4 1.8T CVT for my wife. Worst car we've ever owned.

TCM shat itself whic cost about $4500, kept blowing tail lights, really ordinary to drive (mainly because of cvt), and even after we replaced the TCM, the gearbox still left my wife stranded on day when she was driving home.

Will never buy another Audi again... Having said that i just bought her an .:R36
i think any european car thats a bit of a chunk old is going to provide you with those sort of problems. I hope the R36 you got is relatively recent, however they do seem to be getting better... we have had 0 problems with our b8 cvt which was bought new in 08
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:40 AM   #27
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I believe the B6 was the first gen CVT, and it was a pile of sh1t, so you'd hope Audi got it right two models afterwards.

Even after replacing the TCM, the transmission still locked up and left the wife on the side of the road. In hindsight i should have got her a 1.8T quattro (manual) but whateverz. Live and learn.

The R36 is strong as an ox, they dont have any widespread issues apart from the mechatronics unit failing on some cars. I purchased an Allianz 3 year warranty insurance for it, so if anything goes wrong i should be ok.
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:20 PM   #28
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Admittedly my Audi is much older then what you would be using but I have driven a lot of Audis in the past and they always impress. IMO they are a seriously underrated car, they handle great and seem to have equal appointments for a slightly lower price then the equivalent BMW.

When the time comes for another car, I will be taking another good look at Audi.
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:52 PM   #29
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The R36 is strong as an ox, they dont have any widespread issues apart from the mechatronics unit failing on some cars. I purchased an Allianz 3 year warranty insurance for it, so if anything goes wrong i should be ok.
I had good experiences with that extended warranty, no claims were questioned!
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:08 PM   #30
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More info on the Allianz warranty please... only available from the dealer?
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:12 PM   #31
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More info on the Allianz warranty please... only available from the dealer?
Yep. It is a point of sale warranty. I got one for my M3CS... proved to be invaluable when i had to get a new CSL steering rack (made to order by BMW Germany).
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