2002 Audi with 172000 miles

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Asked by Apr 22, 2009 at 01:38 PM about the 2002 Audi A4

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

This is a nice deal on an Audi A4 but i don't know about the mileage on the car is that too many?

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my roomate last year bought an 02 A4 with 70k miles. put 10k miles on it since and has had so many problems he rarely even drives the car anymore. he said his coolant, temp, and check engine lights come on and go back off all the time. i dont know if i would even buy one myself let alone one with that many miles. probably better to stay away with that many miles unless you plan on spending a nice chunk of change on keeping it running correctly

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My family has an audi... and the cars are hit and miss... a 2002 would be good but unless it had very good care 172k is a lot of mileage

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dont buy it you will be hard pushed to re sell it when you have put a few more miles on it ! cash is king !!!

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that engine will blow in 1 week

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Not sure if it's a petrol or diesel? if it's a diesel, it will still be fine at that mileage provided it has a service history to back it up, could just be as simple as a faulty coolant level sensor.. get someone to check it out 1st.. if it's a petrol, i'd avoid it... :]

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Yes it is with Audi's once you reach over 100,000 miles you began to have costly problems. Because by this time you have to start replacing things. I'm sorry but I think the millage is way to much and even though the car may be at a good deal you will occur more cost in repairs to were the deal sucks.

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HELL NO!! My friend bought an Audi and then it started to give him so many problems. NEVER buy a used Audi requires too much maintanance and that requires $$$ (A LOT OF IT)

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id pay 1500 for it my friend has a 2000 with 150k miles and he has no problem with it except he had to refurbish the turbo on it

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hey thank you guys based on your guys response i chose to avoide the deal. but thank you very much

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it all depends on how much your paying. cars aren't made how they used to be, i personally wouldn't buy anything for with over 120,000. with those type of miles, you can be expecting to be changing out a lot of parts, really soon.

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European cars are great, but expensive to maintain. My mate bought a 1999 model and at 180000 Kilometres, not miles, it needed a major rebuild, $3000 Australian. This was aparently a factory thing to have done, but it was the car's 'major' service of its life.

Gee, I was tryimg to purchase a used Audi here http://www.cbg.ie/SearchByMake.aspx?Make=43 The look really good and are cheaper than I expected but after all you've said... I dont know what t think about a used audi. I was sure audi was one of the problemless cars that sustain more than 100,000 in quite good condition. What to buy now?

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An Audi. Their drivetrain and engines are pretty bulletproof. Word is that these engines will go 300,000. Germans build good cars-handles and electrical-not so much.

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Simple as this, there is good ones and there is bad ones. That mileage isnt high to what i have seen on many over time, especially diesel models. Im on my 10th audi now, of all the 10 i owned each for minimum 6 months most over a year, only ever 3 of them have had problems. Any car that hass been used for a few years needs to be maintained regularly, suppose costs can be rather high when u dont know the right people to work on your car. From my experience there not always expensive to maintain at all. And besides if you want quality then you must pay a good price. High mileage cars just need a good check over first and there not always unreliable due to high mileage. As bimmerwagon just siad there made to go 300k, I just sold a 2001 TDi for £1500 with 177k. Put 48k on it myself in 16 months and havnt had a single problem. Most reliable car i ever had by miles/ Only done regular oil change etc. My friend has a Tdi type 3 camper, now at 780k. Had 2 cluthces and regular servicing only and still going strong

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Check out "Are Audis too expensive? In Defense of Audis."

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Idk what everyone is talking about.... I have a 2001 Audi a4 1.8t with 178k and runs amazing. Matters HOW it was taken care of. Some of these European cars are meant to go 300k

I have on mine 197800 miles and runs flawless. No issues at all. Still original turbo, starter, alternator. Recent timing done with gates belt. 130mph no problem. running on ams oil. 02 audi a4 1.8t

I have a 2001 Audi allroad with 135K the only problem I've had is new cv joints on the front it runs amazing, you need to experience the joy of driving an Audi, best car I've ever owned.

I am on my 3rd audi so far. I had an 01 1.8T A4 that I bought with 130,000 miles and drove it to 178,000 before I sold it. No major problems with that one. I then purchased a 2000 a6 with a 4.2 v8 at 87,000 miles. I drove that car for years. Besides oil changes, brakes, the timing belt, thermostat, and water pump which are all normal maintenance I did two lower control arms and one ball joint and recently sold that car with 212,000 miles on it. My buddy still drives it today and it now ahs over 245,000 and he hasn't had any major replacements either. I now drive a 08 a4 2.0t. I had a few stupid things go wrong with this car. A bad coolant flange and my headlight ballast (known problem for H.I.D. headlights on this year) other then that just normal maintenance and it runs great. I bought it at 62,000 and I just hit 112,000.Asd with all cars its a hit and miss situation. My only comment would be that if you buy an audi and want to save money do the easy stuff yourself. Taking your car to the stealership for work is going to cost more by far. I have a cv joint going bad and for a new one at the dealership its 600.00 for the part before any installation fees. I got the same part as the dealership sell for 119 online and im going to do the install myself. If you cant work on your own car find a good shop you trust and they will be more affordable as well.

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