: Sold my Focus ZX3 Bought a 2003 Audi A6 Twin Turbo
09-28-2006, 10:40 AM
My little focus was fun, great handling and very cheap. I needed a 4 door with room and the ZX3 was not cutting it I sold my car in Portland on Craigslist in 23hrs for full price $6,500. I bought a 2003 Audi A6 Bi-Turbo 2.7 53k miles... Silver w/ebony leather heated seats front and back. I love this car!
wait till it breaks...and it will....$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.
09-28-2006, 11:27 AM
nice car though. I didn't know they were twin turbos though.
09-28-2006, 11:30 AM
hey buddy they dont make a 2.7 twin turbo. its a single turbo car. but yea good luck paying for it when it breaks.
09-28-2006, 11:53 AM
I thought it was a single turbo. Still a nice car though.
Audi makes awesome cars, for sure but out of warranty, they'll cost you DOUBLE or more to repair......
Trust me I know, I got a 2006 VOLVO S40, still under warranty but shop rates, other issues, will cost around DOUBLE or more for that, others like BMW are even higher and I'm sure AUDI is right up there. I got a buddy that has a new one and he mentioned this to me also.
If you have the cash though, no problem but don't be shocked when you pay $75-$80 an hour for labour, or more and $60-$75 for oil changes, etc.
09-28-2006, 12:09 PM
They do too make a twin turbo v6. it's the same engine used in the 2000-2002 S4 . It's a 2.7L bi-turbo. 250hp, 250 lb-ft. They also have a twin turbo V-8 found in the RS6.
09-28-2006, 12:11 PM
they put a very wide range of engines in the A6, most common in the earlier years was a 2.8, but you can also find them with a 2.7L bi-turbo, 3.0, 3.2, and even the 4.2 V-8.
09-28-2006, 03:46 PM
yeah just wait til the turbo's size up... and drain all the oil out of your engine when the housings crack....
7,000 dollar engine
09-28-2006, 04:18 PM
The parts prices on Euro vehicles can be expensive, but sometimes you get what you pay for. For example, to replace the ball joints on a 325 it costs $500 in parts. For a single ball joint on a Chevy RWD it's about $9.
HORRENDOUS difference- right?
Well, BMW only sells the ball joints already installed in the control arms, so you're also replacing the control arms and control arm bushings. If you price all that for the Chevy RWD- it costs about the same, and BMW's reasoning is that by the time the ball joint wears out, the control arms and bushings are probably also worn out.
Of course, this isn't the case with all parts.
Best of luck with the car [thumb]
09-28-2006, 10:44 PM
This is REAL funny to me because I GOT OUT of a 2000 A6 Avant and into a Focus wagon because the Audi was costing me $1,000 every time it needed something.
BTW, If you haven't already, check out Audiforums.com
09-28-2006, 10:47 PM
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my bro have a 2003 A4 turbo (1.8T) quattro...
while it was on warranty...it was great...
parts are really expencive
09-29-2006, 10:12 PM
nice car man. hopefully she'll be pretty reliable.
i've owned my volvo for about 15 months now, an older one...only thing i've put on was a $50 water pump and 10$ tirerod end, which it didn't really need. Rugged cars.
But the focus owns for mileage.
09-29-2006, 11:25 PM
Sweet car man! I hope you enjoy it. Time to sign up for auto-X.
i think the a6 would be kind of cumbersome in auto-x, a4's are better suited, and s4s and RS4s are even nuttier