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rachaelr

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2001 Allroads?
« on: October 30, 2012, 08:47:01 am »
Morning,

Am looking at possibly purchasing either the 2.7 Diesel model. Anything I should be looking out for?
Have never owned an Audi, wanting to upgrade from a Golf Mk 4 (second child on the way, need some more space!).

Thanks :)

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Re: 2001 Allroads?
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2012, 09:58:26 am »
air bag suspension can be a problem if not maintained, otherwise fairly bulletproof
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Re: 2001 Allroads?
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2012, 04:36:30 pm »
Morning,

Am looking at possibly purchasing either the 2.7 Diesel model. Anything I should be looking out for?
Have never owned an Audi, wanting to upgrade from a Golf Mk 4 (second child on the way, need some more space!).

Thanks :)

(Sorry, think this might be in wrong forum? Can someone move it? Thx!)

They didnt make a 2.7 diesel, they made a 2.5 diesel, the 2.7 is a twin turbo petrol v6, the 2.5tdi is known to eat its camshafts, reason being the service intervals were too long, there is also the option of a 4.2 v8, the v8 would be my pick, most reliable and the difference in economy between it and the 2.7 is minimal. The air suspension also gives problems, air bags fail and so do the compressors, they are expensive to replace and if you are not going off road it can just be replaced with standard a6 suspension
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Re: 2001 Allroads?
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2012, 08:08:19 pm »
There's a bespoke replacement airbag kit from Arnotts that gets good reviews - https://www.arnottindustries.com/part_AUDI_yid17.html
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Re: 2001 Allroads?
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2012, 08:16:46 pm »
If you are not going off road why pay more for an allroad when you could have an a6 avant for less and avoid the airbags
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Re: 2001 Allroads?
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2012, 09:35:32 pm »
I think Allroads have a higher tow rating, 2100kg.

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Re: 2001 Allroads?
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2012, 09:14:16 pm »
The ladys carrying a baby even a mk4 golf is a big car....
 Im guessing she likes the look of the Allroad which is very understandable.
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