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How Reliable Is An Audi A4 1999 Model by Tinu4real(f): 9:36pm On Sep 24, 2012
Hi, i'm planning to buy an audi a4 1999 model car. I liked the car as soon as i set my eyes on it in my neighbourhood. Pls i need an experienced user to give me an advice on whether to buy or not. Pls how reliable is this car?
Re: How Reliable Is An Audi A4 1999 Model by Nobody: 10:11pm On Sep 24, 2012
Tinu4real: Hi, im planning to buy an audi a4 1999 model car. I liked the car as soon as i set my eyes on it in my neibourhood. Pls i need an experieced user to give me an advice on wether to buy or not. Pls how reliable is this car?

The Audi A4 B5 is pretty reliable. Most of the mechanicals from the previous Audi 80 B4 were carried over, the 2,8 V6 engine was also used in the Audi 80, though it was updated in the A4 from late '97, becoming a 2,8 V6 30V, as opposed to the 2,8 V6 12V in the older Audi 80.

You don't specify an engine type / capacity? I would advice you go for the 1,6 8V or 1,8 20V. Both are 4 cylinder engines, with the 1,6 being a simpler design, with a more conventional SOHC (Single Over Head Cam) cylinder head with 8 valves. The 1,8 has a DOHC (Double Over Head Cam) cylinder head. More advanced, and also more of a challenge to the average Nigerian mechanic.

Lastly, these cars arrive in Nigeria, and whether by accident, ignorance or deliberate dishonesty, are often claimed to be a lot newer than they actually are. I've seen '95 models claimed to be '00 cars. I've been working on Audi and Volkswagen longer than some Nairalanders have been born, and know the changes that occured in various Audi and Volkswagen models over the years, regardless of how subtle these changes were.

Can you post a picture of the car you're interested in? And / or a VIN number? I'll then be able to tell you if it's truly a '99 model.

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Re: How Reliable Is An Audi A4 1999 Model by logo77: 8:21am On Sep 25, 2012
@siena:I have less than 1m. Please is it possible to get a decent and issues free Volks or Audi?
Re: How Reliable Is An Audi A4 1999 Model by Nobody: 8:50am On Sep 25, 2012
logo77: @siena:I have less than 1m. Please is it possible to get a decent and issues free Volks or Audi?

Spending a large amount of money does not guarantee a trouble-free automobile of any brand. Careful research on your preferred model, looking for a well-maintained car with history, not being in too much of a rush to grab the first car will most likely yield good results.

In short, due diligence is key.

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Re: How Reliable Is An Audi A4 1999 Model by Nobody: 12:34pm On Sep 25, 2012
I know little about cars, I've been reading Siena's post of NL and I think he knows better.

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Re: How Reliable Is An Audi A4 1999 Model by Freiburger(m): 12:39pm On Sep 25, 2012
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Re: How Reliable Is An Audi A4 1999 Model by Nobody: 12:39pm On Sep 25, 2012
bbpreye: the car is very fragile.

Fragile in what sense? Could you expand, and state exactly what aspects of an Audi A4 B5 that are fragile?
Re: How Reliable Is An Audi A4 1999 Model by eduson55(m): 12:41pm On Sep 25, 2012
[size=14pt]its as reliable as its age.
what d FUKk is wrong with NL?
why should this make front page?
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Re: How Reliable Is An Audi A4 1999 Model by Nobody: 12:42pm On Sep 25, 2012
SIENA ARE YOU AN AUTO TECHNICIAN BY TRADE ? OR IS THIS A HOBBY ?

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Re: How Reliable Is An Audi A4 1999 Model by Nobody: 12:45pm On Sep 25, 2012
obadiah777: SIENA ARE YOU AN AUTO TECHNICIAN BY TRADE ? OR IS THIS A HOBBY ?

It's my passion, as well as my profession.

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Re: How Reliable Is An Audi A4 1999 Model by itsmayiela(m): 12:47pm On Sep 25, 2012
@siena: pls can i get ur contact no, i want to get an audi A6 and i need some insights

pls sms or flash me on 07061250218
Re: How Reliable Is An Audi A4 1999 Model by Nobody: 12:48pm On Sep 25, 2012
Siena:

It's my passion, as well as my profession.
YOU HAVE IMMENSE KNOWLEDGE. IT IS VERY COMMENDABLE. I SALUTE.
Re: How Reliable Is An Audi A4 1999 Model by Nobody: 12:50pm On Sep 25, 2012
itsmayiela: @siena: pls can i get ur contact no, i want to get an audi A6 and i need some insights

pls sms or flash me on 07061250218

07432 870 840
Re: How Reliable Is An Audi A4 1999 Model by SamMilla1(m): 12:51pm On Sep 25, 2012
It is as reliable as Audi A4 1999 model. What else are you expecting ?

Go to google.come.
Use the same search keywords you used as subject for this topic.

You will be surprised by what you will see.
Re: How Reliable Is An Audi A4 1999 Model by tope24(m): 12:58pm On Sep 25, 2012
@siena, there is an one A4 in my estate that has wiring problem. that was what the owner said actually. can it be fixed sir. i heard its alot complicated fixing it and that every mechanic run from such jobs.
Re: How Reliable Is An Audi A4 1999 Model by Nobody: 1:00pm On Sep 25, 2012
tope24: @siena, there is an one A4 in my estate that has wiring problem. that was what the owner said actually. can it be fixed sir. i heard its alot complicated fixing it and that every mechanic run from such jobs.

Any car can be fixed. The wiring was damaged by a Nigerian "rewire" who was trying to bypass a fault, or convert the car from its original state.
Re: How Reliable Is An Audi A4 1999 Model by DANILSA(m): 1:04pm On Sep 25, 2012
Siena:

The Audi A4 B5 is pretty reliable. Most of the mechanicals from the previous Audi 80 B4 were carried over, the 2,8 V6 engine was also used in the Audi 80, though it was updated in the A4 from late '97, becoming a 2,8 V6 30V, as opposed to the 2,8 V6 12V in the older Audi 80.

You don't specify an engine type / capacity? I would advice you go for the 1,6 8V or 1,8 20V. Both are 4 cylinder engines, with the 1,6 being a simpler design, with a more conventional SOHC (Single Over Head Cam) cylinder head with 8 valves. The 1,8 has a DOHC (Double Over Head Cam) cylinder head. More advanced, and also more of a challenge to the average Nigerian mechanic.

Lastly, these cars arrive in Nigeria, and whether by accident, ignorance or deliberate dishonesty, are often claimed to be a lot newer than they actually are. I've seen '95 models claimed to be '00 cars. I've been working on Audi and Volkswagen longer than some Nairalanders have been born, and know the changes that occured in various Audi and Volkswagen models over the years, regardless of how subtle these changes were.

Can you post a picture of the car you're interested in? And / or a VIN number? I'll then be able to tell you if it's truly a '99 model.
PAPA SIENNA, ARE YOUR PARENTS MECHANIC OR WERE U BORN IN A CAR shocked? I MEAN NO HARM, BUT THE WAY U PIECES CARS HERE MAKES ME PERPLEXED grin,[color=#550000[b]]U KNOW EVERYTHING IN A CAR SO WELL,[/color]U SEEM TO COMPETE WITH THE BUILDERS,BABA I THROWAY MY CAP FOR U, WELDON.abeg i need your email to ask u some car questions. grin hope u dont mind.

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Re: How Reliable Is An Audi A4 1999 Model by Nobody: 1:06pm On Sep 25, 2012
DANILSA: PAPA SIENNA, ARE YOUR PARENTS MECHANIC OR WERE U BORN IN A CAR shocked? I MEAN NO HARM, BUT THE WAY U PIECES CARS HERE MAKES ME PERPLEXED grin,[color=#550000[b]]U KNOW EVERYTHING IN A CAR SO WELL,[/color]U SEEM TO COMPETE WITH THE BUILDERS,BABA I THROWAY MY CAP FOR U, WELDON.abeg i need your email to ask u some car questions. grin hope u dont mind.

No worries bro, and thanks.

Are you a BB user? I use BBM more than email.
Re: How Reliable Is An Audi A4 1999 Model by kbdrim(m): 1:10pm On Sep 25, 2012
Siena,
What would it cost to convert a 2002-2004 audi a4 from rhd to lhd here in the UK? Can you pls also tell what are the likely complications from the conversion. Thanks
Re: How Reliable Is An Audi A4 1999 Model by tope24(m): 1:11pm On Sep 25, 2012
Siena:

Any car can be fixed. The wiring was damaged by a Nigerian "rewire" who was trying to bypass a fault, or convert the car from its original state.
pls can u help me with my baby boy. i have a 98 honda baby boy. it consumes fuel and also the gear takes time to change frm one gear to the other. also the engine make funny noise. what do u suggest i do?
Re: How Reliable Is An Audi A4 1999 Model by Nobody: 1:12pm On Sep 25, 2012
kbdrim: Siena,
What would it cost to convert a 2002-2004 audi a4 from rhd to lhd here in the UK? Can you pls also tell what are the likely complications from the conversion. Thanks

Audi A4 B6/7 is £2500 parts and labour. No complications, as the B6 chassis has just one bodyshell for both LHD and RHD cars.
Re: How Reliable Is An Audi A4 1999 Model by DANILSA(m): 1:19pm On Sep 25, 2012
[quote author=Siena]

No worries bro, and thanks.

Are you a BB user? I use BBM more than email.
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Re: How Reliable Is An Audi A4 1999 Model by Toktee(m): 1:39pm On Sep 25, 2012
tope24:
pls can u help me with my baby boy. i have a 98 honda baby boy. it consumes fuel and also the gear takes time to change frm one gear to the other. also the engine make funny noise. what do u suggest i do?
Bro,that car is crying for help,change the baby boy pls i beg you.,is no longer a car but guragura or should i say responsibility?
Re: How Reliable Is An Audi A4 1999 Model by obicentlis: 1:43pm On Sep 25, 2012
Tinu4real: Hi, im planning to buy an audi a4 1999 model car. I liked the car as soon as i set my eyes on it in my neibourhood. Pls i need an experieced user to give me an advice on wether to buy or not. Pls how reliable is this car?
The car is reliable, am using it since last year and I cleared another from the port 2wks ago. If you interested this my pin 214097F6.
Re: How Reliable Is An Audi A4 1999 Model by obicentlis: 1:54pm On Sep 25, 2012
logo77: @siena:I have less than 1m. Please is it possible to get a decent and issues free Volks or Audi?
214097F6
Re: How Reliable Is An Audi A4 1999 Model by bliss750: 2:08pm On Sep 25, 2012
Siena:

The Audi A4 B5 is pretty reliable. Most of the mechanicals from the previous Audi 80 B4 were carried over, the 2,8 V6 engine was also used in the Audi 80, though it was updated in the A4 from late '97, becoming a 2,8 V6 30V, as opposed to the 2,8 V6 12V in the older Audi 80.

You don't specify an engine type / capacity? I would advice you go for the 1,6 8V or 1,8 20V. Both are 4 cylinder engines, with the 1,6 being a simpler design, with a more conventional SOHC (Single Over Head Cam) cylinder head with 8 valves. The 1,8 has a DOHC (Double Over Head Cam) cylinder head. More advanced, and also more of a challenge to the average Nigerian mechanic.

Lastly, these cars arrive in Nigeria, and whether by accident, ignorance or deliberate dishonesty, are often claimed to be a lot newer than they actually are. I've seen '95 models claimed to be '00 cars. I've been working on Audi and Volkswagen longer than some Nairalanders have been born, and know the changes that occured in various Audi and Volkswagen models over the years, regardless of how subtle these changes were.

Can you post a picture of the car you're interested in? And / or a VIN number? I'll then be able to tell you if it's truly a '99 model.
.

Pls bro, I need ur advice on Audi automatic 2002 upward, 1.8 engine capacity.
Re: How Reliable Is An Audi A4 1999 Model by Nobody: 2:17pm On Sep 25, 2012
bliss750: . Pls bro, I need ur advice on Audi automatic 2002 upward, 1.8 engine capacity.

Sure, but what model of Audi? undecided undecided It's like asking what Africa's like, and not mentioning countries. Audi's a make, but what model are you interested in?? And I'll need a specific year, 2002 - 2013 is way too wide, and splits down the various models into series.
Re: How Reliable Is An Audi A4 1999 Model by samally: 2:33pm On Sep 25, 2012
@Siena
Hello brother please can you advice me on VW sharan and how much can you get it for me.,Am in lagos and am a family man and also low earning...
please I have 700k here can you get me a clean 1999 or 2000 Sharan.
..
Re: How Reliable Is An Audi A4 1999 Model by Nobody: 2:47pm On Sep 25, 2012
samally: @Siena
Hello brother please can you advice me on VW sharan and how much can you get it for me.,Am in lagos and am a family man and also low earning...
please I have 700k here can you get me a clean 1999 or 2000 Sharan.
..


I'm not based in Nigeria. Your best bet would be to contact some of the Cotonou dealers on here, they should be able to source you a good one with your budget.
Re: How Reliable Is An Audi A4 1999 Model by tope24(m): 2:51pm On Sep 25, 2012
i have a baby boy 98 model that consumes fuel and also the gear takes a lil tym to change to the next gear. also the engine makes a funny sound.
@ siena, pls advice me on d above message. thanks

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