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    Hi Guys,
    I'm looking at getting a second hand Audi RS4 - I just wanted to know if there was anything to look out for on these cars that could be a problem in the future, I'll probably be looking into a 2007-2010 model, meaning mileage of around 100k+. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    #2
    In my humble opinion, Audi's are designed to last 100k then be thrown away....I wouldn't go near one.
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      #3
      Pretty much any performance car of that vintage had their respective issues (i.e. C63 rod bolts, M3 engine bearings...)

      From what I could find the biggest issues were carbon build up... and lots of fiddly things like injectors, HPFP, etc

      You'd want to make sure you pick one that has a long history of being looked after... and nothing on the maintenance front skimped!
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        #4
        I'd like one, but not prepared to buy one until I have a hoist in the shed for the maintenance

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          #5
          B7 is the pick.. All you have to do is fix drc suspension that will eventually fail and carbon cleans like any DI motor of that vintage. They're a very basic car apart from that.
          You should find someone who knows these cars inside out. I only know of one dude that had a B8 after his B5. His B8 was worse, that's pretty telling...

          Dealerships tend to be trigger happy on TD1 flagging these cars so watch out for that.
          Last edited by gmx; 12-01-20, 06:26 PM.

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            #6
            some guy spent 100k on maintenance in 3 years. everything from. timing chains to ecus. amazing car but not a good. choice. ISF or m5
            Originally posted by Marv
            Only be concerned if that Dunning-Kruger Motorsports bloke is there and goes all Captain Damphands McGigglefingers on you after a couple of lemon squashes....


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              #7
              That guy spent his money almost exclusively at the dealer, and replaced things unnecessarily.

              But your mileage may vary.
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                #8
                Originally posted by Sloth View Post
                some guy spent 100k on maintenance in 3 years. everything from. timing chains to ecus. amazing car but not a good. choice. ISF or m5
                That was a C5 RS6.
                If in doubt power out

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                  #9
                  Pistonheads forum has a pretty good buying guide for the B7 RS4. I too have been tempted by one for a while but so many seem to have 150k km or more and high km's on 8000rpm V8's just scare me from a later on cost perspective. You would definitely want a full service history and some I have seen seem to be missing sections.
                  They also don't feel that quick to me when I test drove one, but maybe I am just looking for a turbo shove in the back which they don't have.
                  Every time I see one I still want one though!

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                    #10
                    How bad can these be? After all, PF has plenty of R32 GTR owners! :D
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                      #11
                      Which are still happily running 30 years later, I'm interested in how a B8 RS4 will fare at that age.

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                        #12
                        Will also be interesting to see how the R35's go after 150000kms too.

                        I'd love one but reckon it would have to go before that number.
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                          #13
                          A mate has an 2007 model, IMHO its not impressive and the cost of keeping it on the road would make your eyes bleed.
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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Spammy View Post
                            A mate has an 2007 model, IMHO its not impressive and the cost of keeping it on the road would make your eyes bleed.
                            I knew there was a downside to a ~$70k supercar!

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                              #15
                              Its not a supercar.
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