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    1. #26
      Quote Originally Posted by PoorHouse View Post
      My wife has always liked the original Allroad and still comments whenever we see a nice one.
      I'm terrified of a potential money pit.
      I brought up the idea of buying one and going through all the mechanical systems in a previous thread. The idea was to fix any potential issues hoping to have a reliable car for a few years. That was shot down.

      Yet I still look..

      This popped up locally today for $1500 obo:

      2002 Audi Allroad Quattro
      137k mi well maintained mechanically with receipts:
      Recent new brakes, rotors, sensors, valve gaskets, tbelt, front end tie rods, idler arms,etc
      $500 ecu upgrade
      Michelin 90k rated tires with 70% left
      Has minor front end damage from recent deer impact (see pic) no engine damage and car was running perfectly.




      Doesn't look to bad. Hood, fender, head light. Maybe a little repair to the core support.
      Nice maintenance history. Seems like it could be a deal.

      Am I way off base on what the body repairs entail?
      Are any of the parts ridiculously expensive?
      Should I run far away?
      I got my 2003 A4 avant 1.8t for $1600 a few months ago with no body damage.... so with that damage the price is a bit high.

      Heres the thing with these cars. They CAN be good reliable drivers, but You have to realize that servicing even minor items can be a total nightmare. I had a 2001 Passat 4motion before the audi I just got and both are on a B5 or B5 chassis, just like the allroad. The Passat was a giganticPITA to work on because the 30v V6 was stuffed into the engine compartment and the 5spd auto barely fit in the trans tunnel. In comparison the 1.8t and 5spd manual in the audi makers everything easy as hell with great accessibility. Sp pretty much if something goes wrong fix everything you can while in there because working on it sucks. As far as the body work, all that stuff can be had cheap.

    2. #27
      Quote Originally Posted by G0to60 View Post
      That's pretty reasonable and should be fine as long as you do the work like you stated. Another thing to think about is the transmission or more like is it an automatic. If it is it likely hasn't had the fluid changed, ever, so budget ~$150 for a fluid change and filter. Keep in mind that the torque converter seal on this generation of Tiptronic have known to go bad and if that happens it's time for a rebuild or swap to a manual. Mine has 223k miles and still going so it's not a foregone conclusion just be aware.

      Like many German cars of that period it's great when it works just be prepared when it doesn't.
      The zf 5hp box is solid as long as the fluid is changed. Its not the most inspiring transmission, but as long as you keep the fluid changed it will last a long time. And there is no reason to use OE expensive fluid at this point, there are PLENTY of compatible fluids at your local walmart. I think castrol transmax and valvoline maxlife are two.

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      Quote Originally Posted by PoorHouse View Post
      Update to wrap this up.

      Car sold within a few hours. Not to me.

      I saw what had to be this car on the road last weekend. Same color with black hood and fender.

      Someone got right after it.

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      Quote Originally Posted by PoorHouse View Post
      Update to wrap this up.

      Car sold within a few hours. Not to me.

      I saw what had to be this car on the road last weekend. Same color with black hood and fender.

      Someone got right after it.
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      Quote Originally Posted by PoorHouse View Post
      Update to wrap this up.

      Car sold within a few hours. Not to me.

      I saw what had to be this car on the road last weekend. Same color with black hood and fender.

      Someone got right after it.

      Quote Originally Posted by phryxis View Post
      sprayed it on, waited some time, and proceeded to go at it with a scraper, some pliers, and a lot of f-ing hard work.

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      Allroads sell all the time at copart for less then $600. My buddy has been looking for the right one to make a parts car for his b5 s4. We've gone and checked out a few at copart (most need some body work).

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      FYI, Currently a 6-speed Allroad on craiglist in the MD/VA area.

      https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/...033776829.html
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      Quote Originally Posted by PoorHouse View Post
      Update to wrap this up.

      Car sold within a few hours. Not to me.
      You are a lucky man.
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      Back when making your car faster and better handling was the big thing.
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      The car's best safety feature includes ejecting you in the moment of impact and wishing you the best of luck.

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      Quote Originally Posted by GaTeIg View Post
      FYI, Currently a 6-speed Allroad on craiglist in the MD/VA area.

      https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/...033776829.html
      At least seller spelled "regret" correctly.
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