I picked up and 03' A4 Avant on April 28th. I recently purchased a 16' S3 and decided I didn't want to put a ton of miles on it. So I decided to look for a commuter car. I wanted something in relatively good condition that had been properly maintained and had AWD. I wanted a wagon but didn't think that I'd find one. Then this popped up on craigslist. I went to see it as soon as I could. Pressed for time, I gave it a quick once over and took it for a quick drive. Told them that I'd be back if my research panned out. 2 days later: I returned and looked over it a bit more thoroughly and took it for a much longer drive. Everything seems good at the time. Came to terms that I was comfortable with and drove it home. I bought the car with 160k well cared for miles on it. The maintenance history of the car shows that it went in for regular maintenance every 5-10k miles since it was new. So there "shouldn't" be any major issues with the car. *fingers crossed* The car is missing a couple interior pieces that I can no longer order though. Nothing that affects the function of the car, just parts that 'I' have to have and will have to keep my eyes out for in Platinum. Though this won't be a show car, I still have to have everything the way it was from the factory. I'm weird like that. Overall though, the car is in amazing condition! I have an appointment with a local shop that I trust to go over the car and find out if there are any issues that I may have missed. The car is 15 years old, I'm sure I missed something.
The car's original window sticker is long gone. I contacted Audi of America and got the cars original options and information from them.
The cars options are as follows:
Model: A4 Avant Quattro 1.8t
Build date: 11-21-2002
Exterior color: Atlas Gray Metallic
Interior color: Platinum
-Homelink remote transmitter
-12-Way Power Driver's Seat including 4-Way Power Lumbar adjustment
-Power glass sunroof with slide-and-tilt functions and pinch protection
-Leather seating surfaces
-17 inch, 6 spoke (Avant) cast alloy wheels with 235/45/R17 performance tires
Xenon Headlights with automatic self-leveling
Bose 215-watt premium sound system with Audio Pilot noise cancellation feature
I spent the first week clay baring each panel, then I used Meguiars Ultimate Compound to bring back the original luster of the paint followed by Ultimate Polish and finished with Ultimate Wax. These picture honestly do not do the car justice. It looks truly amazing in person.
Everyone that I know laughed at me for buying a "wagon". But as they've seen it, one by one have responded with something to the effect of "Oh I'd drive that every day! I wouldn't even be embarrassed." So. I'll call this purchase a win.