09-02-2001, 09:31 AM
Hey guys, I work at a car dealership on Saturdays for a little extra money and I noticed the nicest Audi I've ever seen in my life the other day up there. I found out it was owned by a mechanic up there with the original price sticker and every maintenance record on the car and he's the 2nd owner. It was repainted perfectly with brand new badges and quattro decals on the side. It has boge turbo gas shocks, h&r lowering springs, k&n air filter, a performance exhaust, a $600 headlight unit from hella w/clear corners and H1 and H4 bulbs, and 16" Borbet Type E wheels w/low profile dunlop tires. He put a brand new motor from Audi in it at 130k because the car overheated and it also has a brand new clutch in it too. The car looks much like Canyon Blaster's ride but better. The only problem is the least he will take for the car is $6,000. I have a 1991 VW GTi 16v right now. should i sell it and buy the Audi or is the Audi too much money for what it is?
09-02-2001, 09:01 PM
You gotta remember, it's a 14-year-old car, and no matter how well it's been maintained, it'll still have its problems and things that need to be fixed. For $6000, it would have to be absolutely perfect in every way, I'm talking ground-up, no-stone-unturned restoration, and it would also have to be modded a bit. For anything less than brand-new shape, I wouldn't go over $2500 for a 4kq, especially knowing their inherent problems(vacuum pumps, electrics, etc). I'm sure the car is worth 6 grand to him, since he's the one that put all the time and money into it, and he's probably trying to get out of it what he spent on it, but he's dreaming. Honestly, who's going to pay six grand for an Audi(universally recognized as a questionable car in the 80's), when they can get certain Porsches for around that, or not much more?
Assumimg you're talking $US, the car had better be "showroom". Even with a new engine, the rest of the car still has the wear and tear of 130K on it and will have needed many recent replacement parts to warrant that kind of price. Nobody is going to buy the car for that price, so offer less and wait. If you're successful, you'll like it more than your GTI. Also, see if you can get it checked out thoroughly by an Audi dealer.
09-17-2001, 04:35 PM
First the GTIs Faster, more reliable, cheaper parts, better looking IMO. My friend bought a 4KQ with a nice exterior and interior needing olny front shocks for 1000. Your co-workers car seems to have a not so good history-burnt up a very well built motor and needed a respray??? Was it hit?? I'd never spend that much on a mint 4K w/50K mi. Don't get me wrong I love 4Ks but seems like a scam or a dilusional owner to me. I wouldn't do it.