Red ring!....Never noticed before. Every day is a school day!!
I never knew that either. I guess it's one more thing for me to swap if I get a lusso.
According to the very inaccurate source that is "How Many Left".com there are only 13 of those left in use. You will have to be very lucky to find someone who ready to sell....but it happens.
It does seem a rare spec. Lusso QT on the other hand seem to come up often enough. I'm afraid that people are going to ask ridiculous money for them.
I do like the sportwagon but there's just something about the saloon that I like. I think if I was going for an estate, I'd be looking at the (don't shoot me) Audi A4 B7 3.0 TDI Avant. But I fancy a break from Audis. I was driving the other day in my A3 and had an Audi in front of me, behind me and to the side of me. I was thinking, "where are all the Fords?" So I want some exclusivity, or something to justify the 'premium' badge. My A4 was fine since they were less common than the A3 (in comparison), was built extremely well and wasn't based on a Skoda Octavia.
I think a friend of mine has one...
2.4 diesel, Ti, auto box with paddle shift... done 100k miles 58 reg. Not sure if its for sale but I can ask him for you?
Yeah I'd appreciate it. But I must stress that I'm on a budget. I won't have too much free cash to put towards it over selling my 2006 Audi A3 with 150k on the clock. So I'm probably looking in the £1500 - £2500 range depending on condition and spec.
I seen a very tidy Lusso QT 2.4 on an eBay auction that no one bid on at £1700. With 100k on the clock, it seemed a lot of car. I'm thinking the most cost effective way to get the car I want is going to be to buy a lusso with the correct engine and box and then find a scrap TI on the internet. If I can get a good fully working 159 for under 2k then I should be able to get a scrap 1.9 TI for less than 1k. At least in time, if I have 3k invested in the car I want, specced up how I want then I think that's a pretty good deal. I'm not bothered if it say TI or Lusso on the log book.
At least, as I said earlier, all the bumpers and stuff are the same, so it doesn't really matter what colour the scrap car will be as I'd only have to paint the side skirts and everything else should hopefully bolt on.
I've had a look, but can't find much recent posts, but what's the reliability of the Q-Tronic like? I take it as a good sign that there's not much posted about it since they must all be working. No DMF and clutch issues will be welcome too because, obviously, I'd be remapping the 2.4