The Audi Thread

Naks

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It sounds fair and clever, but I think that this is exactly how the manufacturers want you to feel. A win-win for the stealers too who profit off your trade in.

also called design for the dump, very bad for the planet

[video=youtube;sW_7i6T_H78]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sW_7i6T_H78[/video]
 

Debeer165

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It's a sales quotation. By law it has to list all the factory extras along with the price thereof
 

PostmanPot

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How do you know that the vehicle has all the optional extras that you have listed? I can't see any specs in the audi club link.

It's from The Club. :D

I'm sure the extras would be linked to the VIN number on the Barloworld system.

It's also been posted by Jacques from Audi Center Cape Town.
 

Naks

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A bargain at R890k?
For me a bargain is when Cadbury slabs are less than R10


It's selling at R890K, price when new in March 2014 was R1.07M, that's R189K for an almost-brand new RS4 avant.

definitely a bargain :D
 

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I've driven the 3.2FSI. What a lovely car. Why did you choose the 3.2 over the 2.0T ?

Been driving Audi for a very long time. Got put off the turbos in the early days due to scare stories so chose to go with big engines rather.
Even though turbos are fine now, I am still a big engine fan. Drive is so much smoother and nothing like coming home from the restaurant on a cool summers evening with your windows a little bit open and the purrrrrr of the V6 to keep you company :)

When my A5 went in to Audi last week they loaned me a 2.0T. Was a nice drive, but my 3.2 is nicer. Plus my 3.2 will klap that 2.0T 6/Love.

EDIT: I have also found that the big engine models tend to have more gadgets and features by default.

Question regarding buying these cars that are already 3/4 years old - Aren't you guys afraid of being outside motorplan/warranty for these things? On these cars anything that goes is fscking expensive.

On my 5th now over the last 12 to 14 years or so and nothing major ever gone wrong. Simple wear and tear stuff and when out of motor plan I take my car to Auto Service Center here in Edenvale. He generally does a better job than Audi Airport at around 1/4 to 1/8th of the cost.

Absolutely. The entire system does not work without 'Keeping up with the Joneses' being at the core.

You got it wrong buddy. The Jone's should be keeping up with you :) :)

Seriously though, I put on so much mileage nowdays, I look at my R5k month as my rental for a car and aim to trade up every 2.5 to 3 years. That was the initial plan anyway. I have fallen so hard for my A5 now I may just drive it until the wheels are about to fall off. I don't think I will hit such a luck so easily again so keen to hold onto her. But that A7 is definitely talking sweetly to me.
 
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DominionZA

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Was thinking... When my A5 is out of motor plan I may fiddle with mods.
The one I am keen on is replacing the grill with the RS5 grill. Fkn love the look of that vehicle. There is a guy over at the A5OC forums that has done this. Got me thinking... Some of the guys there do all sorts of crazy mods to their cars.
 

Debeer165

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Hmmm... Another suggestion.

Maybe get a 3.0 TDI and mod that up instead. I know that when properly worked they outdo S5 figures by a good margin
 

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My 2004 A4 has cost me R46k in repairs since November 2013... :mad:

So 4.6 grand a month you could say. Could be rolling in a 2010 or newer for that price.

That's where the issue comes in with cars out of plan, at a certain age point they become impractical to service out of pocket due to larger repairs becoming needed at shorter intervals. I would say... Two to three years out of plan might be a good cut off point, depending on the model and the history of the specific car in question of course
 

sand_man

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What repairs was done?

November 2013:

Erlemanns Gearbox specialists

Gearbox Control Unit R 14820.29
Consumables R 250.00
Labour Remove and install control unit R 1500.00
Gearbox/Differential Oil R 1800.00


This month:

TorqueTuning/Sarel Snyman:

Power steering pump R7700 (only available through dealership).
Piston Rings R 660.00
Gasket set R 684.00
Labour R 6,750.00
Consumables R 100.00
Service Parts R 1,335.00
Shell Helix R 402.24
Antifreez R 70.00
Dip stick R 145.00
Snub mount R 145.00
Cabiol Handle R 2,234.40
Window Regulator R 1,995.00
Engineering R 2,750.00
Wiper Blade 18" 2.00 R 464.00
Fanbelt Tensioner R 404.00
Bonnet Shock R 241.00
Tappet Cover Gasket R 680.00
Power steering fluid R 120.00
Regas Aircon R 450.00
 
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