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Title: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: RobClubley on January 29, 2018, 12:05:59 pm
It's kind of a pain walking my daughter to school 1.2km then rushing 0.5km to the train then walking 1km to work when I'm paying for a car park opposite work. And I sold the Mazda 626, and the urquattro is fighting me on being ready and will likely break down and will be hard work in traffic. So we decided a second (third) car was required.
I set a budget and started looking on Trademe. The sheer number of incredibly tedious, mundane Japanese s**tboxes is impressive, but inbetween them are some interesting cars. My criteria were: something interesting, preferably manual, probably not Japanese, not silver. Melanie's choices were sensible, economical, preferably auto so she could drive it. A compromise was required
We test drove a bright blue manual Mini Cooper S, looked at some MX-5s, briefly considered a TT convertible. All very hairdresser.
Next was a Skoda Superb, BMW 330i, Volvo V70.

In the end we went to a warehouse place and wandered around. I liked a few non-sensible cars, Melanie didn't like them
We liked a blue Passat wagon (4x4 V6 with lots of toys) but it had some broken trims and a few things to fix. I went back to an Audi we'd looked at earlier. Silver  But 3.2 V6 quattro  Leather, dual climate, stereo with sub (and tape deck) and really solid, nothing obviously broken. So I bought it.

It sounds awesome, goes well (188kW), is comfy and sensible. And auto, which I admit is the sensible choice for commuting. It does have flappy paddles though.
The wheels are seriously kerbed and tyres are worn out. They're fitting 4 new tyres, probably Supercats or Linglongs or something but they'll have to do for now. Pick it up today. Excite.

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Hoping I haven't made an expensive error :D
Title: Re: I Bought an A4!
Post by: schattenblau on January 29, 2018, 02:44:43 pm
two old audis !

you're brave

 ;D
Title: Re: I Bought an A4!
Post by: RobClubley on January 29, 2018, 02:51:32 pm
two old audis !

you're brave

 ;D

More likely stupid.
Title: Re: I Bought an A4!
Post by: brian on January 29, 2018, 03:21:57 pm
You're dead right about looking for something interesting on a budget......................I've spent a lifetime doing it!!!
Title: Re: I Bought an A4!
Post by: RobClubley on January 29, 2018, 09:07:54 pm
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Title: Re: I Bought an A4!
Post by: RobClubley on January 29, 2018, 09:09:46 pm
Rusty foglight.
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6 CD changer and tape deck!
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Wheel abuse.
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Title: Re: I Bought an A4!
Post by: RobClubley on January 29, 2018, 09:10:57 pm
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Complete lack of any history or manuals. Bugger.

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Muppet - didn't check and thought this was an external sticker.
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Title: Re: I Bought an A4!
Post by: Pushbutton_auto on January 29, 2018, 09:30:14 pm
Just one thing, i think the V6s had overheating issues   :o

Not universal, but a known fault, was never a popular engine.

But if its only a city runabout it should sweet.   
Title: Re: I Bought an A4!
Post by: RobClubley on January 29, 2018, 09:34:35 pm
It sounds good though :D
Title: Re: I Bought an A4!
Post by: RobClubley on January 30, 2018, 10:52:31 am
Need to get the alignment done, and do an oil and filter and air filter change, check plugs if I can get to them, it's tight in there!

Parking sensors are intermittent, sometimes just a solid beep.

Stereo is great though, now I've burned some CDs like it's 1999.


Got some history from Powerhaus - a local Audi specialist whose sticker was on the windscreen.

They've done regular services but not the timing chain. Looks like they did check it though, need to go through the detailed invoices.

They recommended transmission fluid changes which don't appear to have been done, so I should be able to do that. And I think it's time for new brake fluid too. Lots of fun to be had :D

Also I need to get Rusty on the road :D

I think a mechanical warranty is a good plan. :D
Title: Re: I Bought an A4!
Post by: RobClubley on January 30, 2018, 12:32:51 pm
Result! Thanks to the internets I now know where the cunningly hidden special manual slot is, so I do have a manual after all.
Now I can find out how that red button works on the door :D
Title: Re: I Bought an A4!
Post by: schattenblau on January 30, 2018, 12:45:26 pm
does the cd changer and tape deck work ?

if so, win !

 :laugh:
Title: Re: I Bought an A4!
Post by: RobClubley on January 30, 2018, 12:59:29 pm
does the cd changer and tape deck work ?

if so, win !

 :laugh:

Yes! Well the CD player does, I burned 6 CDs and loaded them into it this morning. Sounds really good, too.
I haven't tested the tape deck yet.
Title: Re: I Bought an A4!
Post by: the phantom on January 30, 2018, 04:10:38 pm
looks tidy Rob
Title: Re: I Bought an A4!
Post by: robh on January 30, 2018, 08:46:16 pm
I know everyone hates the rear camchain V6/V8's but I have to say I've really enjoyed driving the wifes, same engine as yours but s-line wagon.  They are very responsive engine I think.

Things we've had happen:

1. O2 sensor fail, normal wear and tear
2. Parking sensors keep popping inside bumpers, really annoying as pulling bumpers on these is a fiddle
3. Magnet fell out of tiptronic shifter mech, fiddly fix, but zero cost fix once I'd worked it out
4. Lock in ignition barrel broke, apparently common.  $2.5k for a brand new one, paid a guy $750 all up to replace with second hand one as car was stranded in field and I had a busy week at work already
5. Seems to eat tyres, could be the wifes driving style
6. Pretty thirsty for city driving, very good out of town.
7. Small in the rear once your kids become teenagers

Title: Re: I Bought an A4!
Post by: RobClubley on January 30, 2018, 09:46:50 pm
I'm not sure I would have found this if I hadn't found out about it online. This is where the manual lives.

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So I have a decent service history thanks to this and Powerhaus emailing me loads of invoices.

Date                    km                     Where   What
5/06/2006                               Team European   Car purchased
29/05/2006                       European   Delivery Inspection
12/02/2007            15,144    Team European   Oil change
15/11/2007            28,564    Team European   Oil change, pollen filter, 
11/12/2008            45,523    Armstrong   Oil change
28/04/2009            57,227    Armstrong   Oil change, air filter, ATF Change, fuel filter, spark plugs
9/08/2010                    66,870    Powerhaus   Oil change, air filter, ATF Change, fuel filter, spark plugs
5/10/2011                    76,267    Powerhaus   Oil change, front discs and pads
16/03/2012            80,119    Powerhaus   Front discs and pads, new inner mounting bushes
21/09/2012            85,629    Powerhaus   Oil change, rear brake pads
12/11/2013            94,558    Powerhaus   Oil change
27/11/2013            94,603    Powerhaus   Remove timing chain covers, clean and re-seal. New vacuum pump
30/04/2014                      Powerhaus   Seat motor repaired
15/09/2014                      Powerhaus   Oil topup
20/11/2014          106,637    Powerhaus   Oil change, cabin filter, 2 tyres
19/11/2015          118,558    Powerhaus   Oil change. Recommended trans fluid, upper arm bushes split
20/07/2016          120,036    Powerhaus   Oil change. Recommended trans fluid, upper arm bushes split
         
Needed at 120k         Oil change, air filter, ATF Change, fuel filter, spark plugs, pollen filter
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: RobClubley on January 31, 2018, 10:56:47 am
12.7l/100km on the morning commute.

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Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: RobClubley on January 31, 2018, 04:32:52 pm
Sad I know but I decoded the sticker codes :D

N0K = Leather seat covering
E0A = No special edition
7A0 = Without CD changer/CD player
4UF = Drivers and front passenger air bag with front passenger air bag deactivation
6XL = Exterior mirrors: with memory function, automatically dimming, electrically foldable/adjustable/heated
5SJ = Left exterior mirror: convex
6TQ = Right exterior mirror: flat, large viewing field
1KW = Disc brakes, rear
J0R = Battery 380 A (80 Ah)
1LA = Disc brakes, front
1BA = Standard suspension/shock absorption
3FA = Without roof insert (standard roof)
5MG = Decorative inserts, burr-walnut
7X1 = Park distance control
4R4 = Power windows with comfort operation andcircuit breaker
F0A = No special purpose vehicle, standard equipment
8GR = Alternator 150 A
0G7 = Tiptronic
0YL = Weight range 11 installation control only, no requirement forecast
0JL = Weight category front axle weight range 11
T14 = 6-cylinder gasoline engine 3.2 L Unit 06E.A (ALU)
3NZ = Rear seat bench unsplit, backrest split folding
8BF = Halogen headlight for driving on the left
U1A = Instrument insert with km/h speedometer,clock, tachometer and trip odometer
X8N = National sales program New Zealand
1N3 = Speed-related variable steering assist (Servotronic)
2ZS = Leather trimmed multi-function steering wheel with Tiptronic
8Q1 = Headlight-range adjustment
9Q2 = Multi-function display/on-board computerwith check control
8Z5 = Not hot country
D2G = 6-cyl. gasoline eng. 3.2 L/188 kW (24V) FSI, homogeneous base engine is T14
7Q0 = Without navigation device
C8F = Cast alloy wheels 7.5J x 17
7K0 = Without tire pressure warning light
4X4 = Side air bag, front and rear with curtain air bag
2K1 = Reinforced bumpers
3L4 = Electric seat adjustment for both front seats, drivers seat with memory system
4KC = Side and rear windows in heat-insulatingglass
3Y0 = Without roll-up sun screen
4K4 = Radio remote controlled central locking
5D1 = Carrier frequency 433.92 MHz-434.42 Mhz
1SA = Without additional front underbody guard
0GG = Emission standard EU4
01A = Gross vehicle weight rating
4GF = Windshield in heat-insulating glass


http://igorweb.org/equidec.aspx
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: Pushbutton_auto on January 31, 2018, 04:37:01 pm
Yeah, no need to go overboard, just check the fluids, filters and keep an eye on the temps.

Looks tidy and should be a reasonable runabout.

 :)
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: RobClubley on February 01, 2018, 11:31:41 am
It's in for a wheel alignment today. Don't want to scrub those Chinese tyres.

They're Cratos Roadfors - apparently one step cheaper than Supercats. As far as I can tell they retail at about $87 each. For 235/45/17s.
Need some new wheels and tyres I think.
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: robh on February 01, 2018, 12:52:11 pm
I've got some factory 18" wheels off our S-Line that would like to get rid of. 

Pretty kerbed from memory and no tyres, plus we are in Auckland so probably doesn't stack up for you.
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: RobClubley on February 01, 2018, 01:01:15 pm
Probably best to stick with 17s - I like the ride on this car. I have the urq for a harder ride :D Well, I will have. Soon.
Title: Re: I Bought an A4!
Post by: Andy_007 on February 01, 2018, 02:43:51 pm
Yes! Well the CD player does, I burned 6 CDs and loaded them into it this morning. Sounds really good, too.
I haven't tested the tape deck yet.

Be careful using burnt CD's, Mine got radio now has them stuck inside , supposedly pretty common from what I've heard
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: RobClubley on February 01, 2018, 04:02:24 pm
Be careful using burnt CD's, Mine got radio now has them stuck inside , supposedly pretty common from what I've heard

I'd like to get some sort of Bluetooth link in there instead. The car was available with optional Bluetooth but I suspect retro-fitting would be a pain.

Got the wheel alignment done today. It wasn't far out despite the kerb grinding!

Next bit of fun - find out how bad those ditchfinder tyres are in heavy rain and wind. Wish me luck!
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: schattenblau on February 01, 2018, 04:08:43 pm
as this will be a city beater...

keep the crap wheels, shiny new ones will just get kerbed again

and get some decent tyres if the present ones prove to be useless at staying out of ditches.

:)
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: Pushbutton_auto on February 01, 2018, 10:14:00 pm
I've got some factory 18" wheels off our S-Line that would like to get rid of. 

Pretty kerbed from memory and no tyres, plus we are in Auckland so probably doesn't stack up for you.

What size are they ?

and off which car ?
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: Andy_007 on February 01, 2018, 11:18:19 pm
I'd like to get some sort of Bluetooth link in there instead. The car was available with optional Bluetooth but I suspect retro-fitting would be a pain.

Got the wheel alignment done today. It wasn't far out despite the kerb grinding!

Next bit of fun - find out how bad those ditchfinder tyres are in heavy rain and wind. Wish me luck!

Mine has a aftermarket Bluetooth module plus a USB interface for music in the glovebox, seems to work alright , I'm pretty sure it was installed by ACAP in Auckland
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: slowmo on February 02, 2018, 07:58:22 pm
A modern Audi and a classic Audi.

Brave.
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: RobClubley on February 09, 2018, 02:12:41 pm
A modern Audi and a classic Audi.

Brave.

Something like that!!

It's in at the Toy Shop Wellington today for some sparkly new trans fluid and a brake fluid flush and change.
Next job is oil and filters, which I'll do myself. Checked at Supercheap and unsurprisingly none of the filters for this car were in stock.
It takes 6.5 litres of oil!
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: robh on February 09, 2018, 09:14:15 pm
Check the oil level regularly between services.  Ours sometimes uses a little bit and other times doesn’t use any.

Not talking huge amounts, maybe 500ml.
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: RobClubley on February 11, 2018, 08:14:53 pm
Changed the air filter and managed to dislodge the pipe to the throttle body in the process. Not sure it was on properly as that clamp was tight!

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It took me ages to get it back on using mole grips on the clamp!
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Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: RobClubley on February 13, 2018, 12:40:12 pm
The wife took the A4 to work today so I can get four new tyres for her Premacy. Hope she doesn't like the Audi too much.
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: coleadve on February 13, 2018, 01:58:31 pm
The wife took the A4 to work today so I can get four new tyres for her Premacy. Hope she doesn't like the Audi too much.

If she does, you'd just have to get another, like a 2015 A4 Quattro with 3L TDI.  Or an S4
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: RobClubley on February 17, 2018, 08:28:30 pm
Changed the oil today. It was definitely due.

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Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: Andy_007 on February 20, 2018, 10:52:39 am
Must be a comfy ride with those 17" wheels and standard suspension. Mines got 19" DTM wheels along with sline suspension and RS4 sway bars, the ride is not what you'd call comfortable xD
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: RobClubley on February 20, 2018, 11:31:20 am
Yeah it's good. Don't want to mess it up by changing too much :)
Not convinced by those cheapo tyres in the wet though, need to do something about that.
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: RobClubley on February 20, 2018, 04:04:46 pm
Small improvements. Definitely not a mod.

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Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: Worms on February 20, 2018, 06:47:17 pm
No... not a mod at all  ;)

Improvements are perfectly fine on a car that you "aren't modifiying"  :laugh:
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: deedub on February 21, 2018, 02:57:42 am
Yeah it's good. Don;t want to mess it up by changing too much :)
Not convinced by those cheapo tyres in the wet though, need to do something about that.

I drove on some (near new) $75 tyres on a borrowed car last month. I could not believe how bad they were, especially in surface water conditions. I guess they do no testing at all, just whack on a tread pattern that looks like it should work...
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: 80 Vert on February 21, 2018, 09:13:20 pm
And NZ'ers just lap up cheap tyres.
Best get rid of them Rob. I wouldn't want my wife driving around on bargain basement tyres.
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: RobClubley on February 21, 2018, 09:15:08 pm
Yeah I need to find some un-kerbed wheels and put proper tyres on them.
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: RobClubley on February 22, 2018, 09:19:57 pm
Silicone key cover because the keys both looked scruffy.

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Bluetooth OBDII thingy. Works well with Torque Pro app.

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Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: 80 Vert on February 22, 2018, 09:40:37 pm
I do have to laugh sometimes Rob, even though you're not "modifying" there's new changes almost daily haha
I bet your wife knew this would happen, good on you though.
Give it time, I guarantee there will be mods in the future knowing you.  ;D
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: RobClubley on February 23, 2018, 07:29:41 am
Definitely no mods. But I did just buy a small boot lip spoiler from eBay.
It was very cheap, so might be rubbish. :)

That not a mod, right?
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: brian on February 23, 2018, 09:57:50 am
Purely cosmetic ;D
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: le mans on February 23, 2018, 08:49:47 pm
You’re screwed. The slippery slope has started  :P
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: RobClubley on February 26, 2018, 09:38:02 pm
(https://scontent.fakl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/28468502_10155962692560977_2091913661793724551_n.jpg?oh=5d30465e90121d2f130483230cdbe222&oe=5B107C16)

(https://scontent.fakl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/28424833_10155962692565977_8811411670997030829_o.jpg?oh=86f4918b6b6d932ed71f39fb0149e485&oe=5B47DA91)

(https://scontent.fakl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/28422978_10155962692545977_6371056914856878588_o.jpg?oh=7badbbac6d54713e3f357feb452c2cea&oe=5B1202F1)

(https://scontent.fakl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/28167790_10155962692665977_7560241330266228857_n.jpg?oh=72c471b0e33b2ae720db334bffffe7a6&oe=5B0F4081)

Definitely not a mod.
Not bad for $60 delivered, painted the correct colour, and it got here from China in 4 days!
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: RobClubley on February 27, 2018, 09:45:05 am
(https://scontent.fwlg1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/28277190_10155962732130977_280747097228627079_n.jpg?oh=9a0f8e58da8eb0f617bad4254c0a5799&oe=5B48001C)
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: B5Passat on February 27, 2018, 10:24:50 am
Do you have a link to the site where you got the spoiler? I've looked on aliexpress at some which are roughly the same price but they don't offer to paint it. If I could get it at the same price and painted that would indeed be a bargain.
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: RobClubley on February 27, 2018, 11:00:11 am
This is the one I bought

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Painted-Audi-A4-B7-Sedan-4D-06-08-Boot-Trunk-Lip-Spoiler-Wing-LY7W/361727023244?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: B5Passat on February 27, 2018, 01:59:31 pm
Thanks for the link
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: McDoof on February 28, 2018, 11:26:31 am
1 year later.
Still 100% stock.... Honest  :police:
(https://blog.034motorsport.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Trent-B7-A4-20T-4.jpg)
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: RobClubley on February 28, 2018, 11:41:22 am
Hehe , no I'm stopping now. Apart from some wheels, probably.
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: slowmo on February 28, 2018, 01:46:20 pm
Hehe , no I'm stopping now. Apart from some wheels, probably.

Quoted for future reference
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: RobClubley on March 05, 2018, 10:54:21 am
Wheel purchase has spousal approval. Now to find some I like...
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: brian on March 05, 2018, 12:40:46 pm
Wheel purchase has spousal approval. Now to find some I like...

Obviously that includes a lowering kit as well, so the new wheels look right ;D
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: RobClubley on March 05, 2018, 12:53:09 pm
Obviously that includes a lowering kit as well, so the new wheels look right ;D

That has occurred to me. If I go to 18s it may look like an SUV :D
But I really don't want to spoil the ride. According to the internets, Vogtland springs are engineered to provide some drop but ride like OEM.


Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: RobClubley on March 07, 2018, 10:18:02 am
I just found out what my A4 cost new :-o

2006 AUDI A4
8EC Sedan 4dr Spts Auto 6sp Quattro 3.2i
New Price $105,500
Release Date 2006
Body Style Sedan
No. Doors 4
Seat Capacity 5
Series 8EC
Drive Four Wheel Drive
Transmission 6sp Sports Automatic
Steering Rack and Pinion
Engine Size 3123cc (3.2)
No. Cylinders 6
Cam DOHC with VVT
Valves/Cylinder 4
Engine Type Piston
Engine Location Front
Fuel Type Petrol - Unleaded ULP
RON Rating 98
Fuel Capacity 70L
Fuel Consumption Urban 15.6L/100km
Fuel Consumption Extra Urban 7.8L/100km
Fuel Consumption Combined 10.8L/100km
CO2 269g/km
Induction Aspirated
Power 188kW @ 6500rpm
Torque 330Nm @ 3250rpm
Acceleration 0-100Km/h 6.9 secs
Kerb Weight 1575kg
Country of origin GERMANY
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: slowmo on March 07, 2018, 10:53:25 am
90% depreciated, lol
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: brian on March 07, 2018, 11:13:40 am
90% depreciated, lol

Not unusual. Apart from a few 'classics' high priced vehicles, especially saloons seem to suffer very high depreciation rates after the first few years.
I have my own theory as to why this is, but will decline to elaborate for fear of ruffling any feathers.
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: RobClubley on March 07, 2018, 11:21:42 am
Not unusual. Apart from a few 'classics' high priced vehicles, especially saloons seem to suffer very high depreciation rates after the first few years.
I have my own theory as to why this is, but will decline to elaborate for fear of ruffling any feathers.

Now I'm intrigued. Please ruffle away! :D
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: slowmo on March 07, 2018, 11:52:50 am
Hahaha my old B5 A4 1.8t MTM stage 2 had a retail of $90k in 1996 and i purchased it for $4k. The previous owner must have spent at least another $90k in 20 years - i had all the receipts!
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: RobClubley on March 07, 2018, 11:59:19 am
Looked up the ur. This can't be right, surely? They were 25,000 GBP at that time. The exchange rate was about $3 to 1 GBP so maybe a 65% New Zealand tax was addded?

1985 AUDI QUATTRO
Coupe 2dr Man 5sp Quattro 2.1T

New Price   $116,000
Release Date   1985
Body Style   Coupe
No. Doors   2
Seat Capacity   5
Drive   Four Wheel Drive
Transmission   5sp Manual
Engine Size   2144cc (2.1)
No. Cylinders   5
Cam   Overhead Cam
Valves/Cylinder   2
Engine Type   Piston
Engine Location   Front
Fuel Type   Petrol
Induction   Turbo
Country of origin   GERMANY
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: le mans on March 07, 2018, 12:54:53 pm
What’s your source for that info?
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: RobClubley on March 07, 2018, 12:58:20 pm
What’s your source for that info?

http://www.redbook.co.nz/vehicle/index.php
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: RobClubley on March 07, 2018, 04:29:17 pm
Hmm...

(https://scontent.fwlg1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/28685025_10155988823315977_7253309394748702720_o.jpg?oh=e706ac9d2fbead8d768f9b44341527e2&oe=5B419C7A)
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: slowmo on March 07, 2018, 08:07:29 pm
A mild drop and these wheels would look good

https://preview.trademe.co.nz/motors/car-parts-accessories/wheels-tyres/alloy-wheels/listing/1563730667
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: schattenblau on March 08, 2018, 11:07:37 am
Hmm...

(https://scontent.fwlg1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/28685025_10155988823315977_7253309394748702720_o.jpg?oh=e706ac9d2fbead8d768f9b44341527e2&oe=5B419C7A)

just say no ....  need more spokes

 :laugh:
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: Pushbutton_auto on March 08, 2018, 11:14:10 pm
Yeah except for a couple of exceptional models, Audis lose 50% in 3 years, 70-80 % in 5-7 years .... 

then I might buy them ...   >:D
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: McDoof on March 09, 2018, 01:50:47 pm
A mild drop and these wheels would look good

https://preview.trademe.co.nz/motors/car-parts-accessories/wheels-tyres/alloy-wheels/listing/1563730667

Replacing kerbed wheels with kerbed wheels......
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: RobClubley on March 09, 2018, 01:55:57 pm
Replacing kerbed wheels with kerbed wheels......

Yeah nah :D
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: RobClubley on March 09, 2018, 01:56:36 pm
This was amusing, the l/100km display isn't allowed to go over 40.9

https://www.facebook.com/robclubley/videos/10155994217565977/
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: schattenblau on March 09, 2018, 01:56:39 pm
identicar vol. 12 1994-95

(http://i65.tinypic.com/104f0cw.jpg)

(http://i65.tinypic.com/9kmfww.jpg)
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: RobClubley on March 09, 2018, 02:06:49 pm
Wow, Audis are expensive!
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: schattenblau on March 09, 2018, 02:07:34 pm
welcome to 1990s nz, everything was expensive back then !
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: RobClubley on March 09, 2018, 02:39:52 pm
Hmm, AMG reps...

(https://scontent.fakl4-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/28827732_1879891008749029_6118102578202963674_o.jpg?_nc_eui2=v1%3AAeF4LArett7tGqPOSUout530wSbH7grhvwh7vQIj5FPtyUTwwxl9x67y_XVEGKqSEVvMFz-7MAtxD7FormaEs_FwTo8XPacx1iPEMsm1v67yLg&oh=2eaceedb7cf913ab526bce2745579e4f&oe=5B38DC6E)
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: schattenblau on March 09, 2018, 03:21:16 pm
yes !

(http://www.follifootmotorcompany.co.uk/media/images/10814034/p5.audi-a4-petrol-saloon.jpg)
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: RobClubley on March 09, 2018, 03:23:43 pm
They are pretty cool. Wrong-sized cheap tyres on them though.

http://www.willtheyfit.com/index.php?width=235&aspect=45&diameter=17&wheelwidth=7.5&offset=45&width2=215&aspect2=40&wheel_size=18&wheel_width=8-5&offset2=35

Compared to your existing wheel, this new wheel will have an inner rim which is 2.7mm closer to the suspension strut. The outer rim will poke out 22.7mm more than before.
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: RobClubley on March 12, 2018, 10:31:04 am
Cabin filter changed. It was a bit leafy.

(https://scontent.fakl4-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/28871123_10155997732035977_231980155843641344_o.jpg?_nc_eui2=v1%3AAeFztHjST3Io1Gu5XJE-Puak58ZOelDmd9dhyGlTnO0UqxBIWaE9KYOMRp2ocxJwgZ09veqx6jv2uw4lt7GyuguV0Q2m8woPnooCTuvGuupPhA&oh=381e27d954b0d863362eb47ab1a49a20&oe=5B445765)

Checked out a few more wheel styles, but I'm still liking the black Rotiforms.

(https://scontent.fakl4-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/28871852_10155997714135977_5106709882946453504_n.jpg?_nc_eui2=v1%3AAeHAOAaBqIeRVWwSbPD39IOcMu3gbX4glI_KA6FTfgZoXaIP_IJsMpjuTpJeS1QWOSjaD_wXQUVyHNlFZ_2ilwm4zgnxtCDkocylezOL0XJEQg&oh=4d4f30ebf3ca84ccd994ec033c73298b&oe=5B344874)

(https://scontent.fakl4-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29026237_10155997722230977_4860237309150232576_n.jpg?_nc_eui2=v1%3AAeFwTFfpNZ7pfJcNRNzgEh6g-H1fOeb0MN1lpblnQvhuHE4525FjVPoPFqhBDTlsjHb5lZV7rJIlE4DpKnf3Rr1I7spEQPm9BMSaR5XlW9Ejzg&oh=471b0d38ebc6780ca85a85bc566828b3&oe=5B3D0BAA)
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: RobClubley on March 14, 2018, 03:47:44 pm
Wheels ordered. Excite :D
No springs ordered...yet.
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: VW'n on March 14, 2018, 04:09:28 pm
Lol
"2006 A4 3.2 quattro (Not to be modified by order of the wife!)"
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: RobClubley on March 14, 2018, 04:10:18 pm
Lol
"2006 A4 3.2 quattro (Not to be modified by order of the wife!)"

Wheels are an approved mod, apparently.
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: VW'n on March 14, 2018, 04:25:56 pm
Wheels are an approved mod, apparently.

Lets call it a safety upgrade.
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: RobClubley on March 14, 2018, 04:32:29 pm
Well actually, I had a bit of a $75 tyre moment this morning when I pulled out fast from a junction then came off the throttle and almost understeered into a kerb.
I was going to leave the wheel/tyre purchase for a while but I didn't enjoy that. Pirellis coming on the new wheels.
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: Poonmobile on March 14, 2018, 11:49:38 pm
This is awesome. A build thread thats not supposed to be a build thread ;D

I vote for AUDI/OEM wheels, and would probably be cheaper! Those DTM wheels are so cool...
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: 80 Vert on March 15, 2018, 08:26:38 pm
^^^^^THIS  ;D LOL
Good on you Rob you incessant car tinkerer!  ;)
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: RobClubley on March 17, 2018, 04:17:00 pm
(https://scontent.fakl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29250016_10156017635355977_5425447072499236864_n.jpg?oh=666aa5fe04d3ffd45a2e5222650d9543&oe=5B2C0F81)

(https://scontent.fakl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29314792_10156017704455977_1486873864913813504_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=04ad10fe2658ad509e621c1ba7715c34&oe=5B4D2EFA)
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: brian on March 17, 2018, 04:24:26 pm
Nice!!!
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: RobClubley on March 17, 2018, 05:06:49 pm
Yus!

(https://scontent.fakl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29313623_10156018387335977_442193035179065344_n.jpg?oh=4325e67790a2a1b0b990100be23f0dae&oe=5B4C7A49)
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: RobClubley on March 17, 2018, 05:27:28 pm
(https://scontent.fakl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29342664_10156018412165977_6209152336275701760_n.jpg?oh=74723f8912e4e0f15a6d5f3cbfd39a87&oe=5B2F3ADA)

(https://scontent.fakl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29262090_10156018411015977_2208007412307197952_o.jpg?oh=10836ce7dfb2d5077b13ebc7d905920d&oe=5B379107)

(https://scontent.fakl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29339525_10156018412200977_2897894363952578560_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=d8512d4a9cbedcd37ebb5286952782d6&oe=5B2C1192)

(https://scontent.fakl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29250034_10156018412195977_5037164767467274240_n.jpg?oh=a2c7e30e0f5e415ae919e1af6c929f77&oe=5B4517B7)

(https://scontent.fakl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29261206_10156018412365977_86787570926616576_o.jpg?oh=e994e3c655d5f8f949ccc05da031d320&oe=5B2C7563)

(https://scontent.fakl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29249247_10156018412455977_3361182362934181888_o.jpg?oh=7ac2786a8c3919986c8e79f255ced116&oe=5B352384)

(https://scontent.fakl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29258318_10156018411165977_1290021525029650432_o.jpg?oh=2a8f1ddc3ebc56ba5b9d4571c412c46c&oe=5B3DE14E)

(https://scontent.fakl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29244630_10156018411075977_1702002445988659200_o.jpg?oh=8638e66e8603b0ba748f4c725e33e7dc&oe=5B433BFB)
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: brian on March 17, 2018, 05:30:18 pm
Yep, well worth the change...............now for the springs
Only needs a very small drop IMO
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: RobClubley on March 19, 2018, 09:54:05 am
I may be getting old but I don't think it needs a drop. I like it how it is and I love the smooth ride.

By the way my daughter has named the A4 - it will henceforth be known as Growly Bear.

(https://scontent.fhlz1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29342534_10156021547340977_8982702264523161600_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=55c10e29a592cce88c40d866c94af038&oe=5B4AC3FD)

I'm a bit paranoid about kerbs now...

(https://scontent.fhlz1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29356467_10156023443795977_2074930543585132544_n.jpg?oh=9ab3cc9a03acb1fbf1b5452be34e0dc4&oe=5B2D703D)
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: McDoof on March 19, 2018, 10:07:01 am
I think  set of H&R Springs will be just the ticket. Or find someone that has installed new springs on their RS4 and see if you can get the old ones for a steal
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: schattenblau on March 19, 2018, 12:21:01 pm
i am old and yes, drop it (slightly)

 ;D
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: RobClubley on March 19, 2018, 12:24:20 pm
What about when I want to go off-roading? :D

H&Rs would drop about 40mm I think. But it's not happening.
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: brian on March 19, 2018, 03:17:13 pm
40 would be way too much
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: RobClubley on March 19, 2018, 03:22:30 pm
Good 'cos it's not happening :D
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: McDoof on March 19, 2018, 04:05:39 pm
Good 'cos it's not happening :D

Yet  >:D
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: schattenblau on March 19, 2018, 07:47:35 pm
famous last words !

 ;D
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: Filx on March 20, 2018, 09:09:26 am
Love the car but agree with the others, that arch gap needs a haircut.
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: slowmo on March 20, 2018, 09:50:32 am
Needs a front lip to match the rear spoiler too.

Also some tints
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: RobClubley on March 20, 2018, 09:54:47 am
Needs a front lip to match the rear spoiler too.

Also some tints

I have one of those flexible ones on the way from Ebay.
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: schattenblau on March 20, 2018, 10:34:13 am
Love the car but agree with the others, that arch gap needs a haircut.

or add sidecladding and call it an allroad saloon ?

 ;D
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: RobClubley on March 20, 2018, 04:33:22 pm
Seems to be true.
(https://scontent.fhlz1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29366007_10156027207355977_5154143136691257344_o.jpg?oh=f9553cea1675c3b6ec89b271e7625219&oe=5B2ECE84)
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: RobClubley on March 26, 2018, 01:11:31 pm
Looks like I over-filled the blinker fluid.

(https://scontent.fhlz1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/29351805_10156044565850977_198588002379051215_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=94bdb3c83c4699f77aff6de8f1939e2f&oe=5B29BF1B)

That explains the rust inside this light.
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: RobClubley on April 03, 2018, 10:57:37 am
This explains why it's full of water. But my Ebay replacement is a fail.

(https://scontent.fhlz1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/29664671_10156068358990977_4360499372077866075_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=v1%3AAeEPD0OVvhL7Qa0JupRKUN165asNF9Ab7r0vHrqLZdGCNNgOyuUJ2OcX5VvQRIaAd-Vm-i7LRv8kiMFAeCo79piNbXxx081h2lyKezV1tBNnHg&oh=b195f761658e850774005a63b5a9b2a6&oe=5B28480B)

(https://scontent.fhlz1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29595483_10156068358985977_2546514950468866940_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=v1%3AAeH5Rj7uxRXFcq9Xf4-HWaqIaO8rHKzo5YhQNMWKditSx3gTmoSSPGLnL5Zv9Z_EzS_Y-ePSk41qkRpb9j9LALRiMgDUw4ejvF4i9LjSdK7m0w&oh=d3d13ad39fb216c7990273608f7c7565&oe=5B64165F)

(https://scontent.fhlz1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/29744393_10156068358995977_6020294376311014009_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=v1%3AAeHCR9576n8sHZlTDI_s2FAkTpwt4nQVFcyYK4IqPi6lZmgUje8gvlABSgpIelBjkZf0cX9AbE7D_PTDH8mDTZoPK802j6LxKINozOhF7lZk2g&oh=17abb3c96ee3b1efcb31aea307846667&oe=5B68134A)
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: RobClubley on April 03, 2018, 11:51:09 am
Ahh I bought 8E0 941 699 B when I needed 8E0 941 699 C
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: RobClubley on April 11, 2018, 09:45:40 am
Coffee cup placement. Because quattro.

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Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: robh on April 11, 2018, 09:58:13 am
Rob, where did you get it from and how much?  Wife's one is broken and I've been a slack arse fixing it.
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: RobClubley on April 11, 2018, 10:01:29 am
Rob, where did you get it from and how much?  Wife's one is broken and I've been a slack arse fixing it.

It's just the standard one. I was commenting on where the hole in the lid is :D
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: RobClubley on April 11, 2018, 10:05:57 am
Well that was close!

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Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: schattenblau on April 11, 2018, 12:21:10 pm
precision parking of the year award !

 :laugh:
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: le mans on April 11, 2018, 02:12:21 pm
Not easy to extract from that situation!
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: RobClubley on April 11, 2018, 02:15:07 pm
Luckily it was a diagonal space so I could reverse out.
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: RobClubley on April 11, 2018, 02:16:45 pm
@robh They have those cup holders on Ebay
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cup-Holder-Front-car-cup-holders-for-Audi-A4-B6-B7-2002-2008-8E1-862-534K-B6W2/282654694694?epid=1081842029&hash=item41cf885d26:g:vYsAAOSwVaVZu7zd

Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: RobClubley on May 11, 2018, 10:59:33 am
$38 Bluetooth kit from Wish, for the A4. Plugs in as a secondary CD stacker. The Aux input works fine but when I connected to the Bluetooth my phone said it couldn't stream audio. Hmm. Got a new phone yesterday so I need to try that.

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Also I still haven't cleaned the car since I bought it.
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: 80 Vert on May 20, 2018, 06:43:14 pm
Hey Rob what's going on with this? We are waiting for updates on your latest additions to this.......;)
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: RobClubley on May 20, 2018, 08:05:43 pm
Hey Rob what's going on with this? We are waiting for updates on your latest additions to this.......;)

:D
I'm driving it.
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: RobClubley on May 28, 2018, 04:53:48 pm
Looks alright considering I haven't washed it since I bought it.

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Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: Svengaar on June 16, 2018, 07:37:22 pm
That's the upside of getting a silver one...  I bought the exact some model as you a few months ago (though mine's a Japanese import).
Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: RobClubley on July 29, 2018, 08:47:05 pm
First proper trip in my A4, 900km over the weekend, to a car meet in Taupo. The 3.2 quattro is a great road trip car. Easy power delivery, it feels composed and solid, comfortable, great stereo. Love it. And I saw an average of 8.8l/100km on the trip there, which is pretty good I think.

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Title: Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
Post by: Svengaar on August 13, 2018, 10:38:22 pm
Yeap it's definitely made for touring. 8.8l/100km is about the average I've found if I do a bit of decent overtaking etc.
I do quite a few trips from the Manawatu to Wellington and usually get about 7l/100km (using 98 fuel in mine).