Am looking at replacing my current car with an 08/09 Audi A4 diesel. I was looking for some advice as to things to watch out for on this type of car second hand. Also in terms of spec, is it worth holding out to get an S line model?
Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Derry Lynch (Carrick On Shannon) - Thu, 24 Oct 2013 11:34
The S line spec on an A4 is nice, especially in styling terms, but it does also include lower, stiffer suspension, so if you value your comfort and refinement, maybe go for an SE instead. As for things to watch for, obviously with any car of that age you need to check pretty much everything very carefully, and don’t buy anything that doesn’t come with a full service history. Check that the MMI infotainment system is all working properly (it’s a major trouble spot), and check the carpets for damp spots as the air conditioning system often leaks. S line models often develop tracking issues, so check the front tyres for uneven wear, and a dull thud from the suspension when going over bumps means the anti-roll bar drop links need replacing, too.