Winning Bid: $3,600
110K km 1997 Audi A4 5-speed manual with 2.8L V6
Here we have a low-mileage and very clean 1997 Audi A4 5-speed manual with a 2.8 litre V6 engine. Released for the 1995 model year and still in production today, the wildly successful A4 sport sedan has had a big hand in repositioning Audi alongside German competitors Mercedes-Benz and BMW, preferred by many as tops among those three venerable manufacturers. This generation of A4 was widely accepted as a well-built and -assembled machine; internally, parent company Volkswagen declared this iteration of the A4 the company benchmark for build quality.
CCC Vital Info – 110K km 1997 Audi A4 5-speed manual with 2.8L V6
Lot – 041
Seller – Leaseguru55 (Private)
Seller location – Oakville, On L6H
VIN – WAUDA88D7VA174134
Odometer – 110,000 km
Engine Info – 2.8L V6
Transmission Info – 5-speed manual
Exterior Colour – Laser red
Interior Colour – Grey
Other features – 18″ RS4 replica wheels, original 16″ wheels included, Sony Bluetooth head unit, service records, spare parts included.
Category – German
Carfax 1 claim for hail damage, $1748; Report begins at photo 18.
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Featuring the 12-valve 2.8 litre V6 engine, this car produced 172 horsepower when new. The 2.8 is mated to the desirable 5-speed manual transmission, which sends the power to the front wheels. The transaxle-type transmission is mounted at the rear of the longitudinal front engine. Other mechanical features include power steering and ABS. One look at the engine bay reveals that the engine and surrounding components are exceptionally clean. The car has not logged a lot of miles. Odometer reading is just under 110,000 km.
The seller reports that he has owned the car since 2004, it has been in his family since 1999 and has all service and parts documentation dating back to 2009. Performance upgrades running on this car include Eibach /BOGE (Sachs) Pro System shocks and springs, 18-inch Bridgestone RE760 tires mounted on the replica RS4 wheels and Audi A8 front brakes. Most recent service consists of an oil change, brake fluid flush, replacement of the oil cooler and replacement of the brake fluid reservoir.
The red paint retains a polished shine. Seller reports that the car still shows its original Laser red paint (Laserrot / code LY3H H1), with the exception of that on the trunk lid. Trunk lid was repainted some 22 years ago. Another striking feature on this car is the set of replica Audi RS4 18” wheels. They look so good that some may wonder why Audi delivered any of these B5 body style/Type 8D generation A4s without them. Completing the sporty look are the clean, unfogged flush-mounted headlights surrounding the familiar four-ring Audi emblem on the grille. Admittedly picky, the seller reports that if he were keeping the car, the improvement he would make next would be to repaint the front bumper to address minor stone chips on the lower section of the bumper cover.
On the inside, this car features grey velour upholstery and other surfaces also in grey to complement the bright red paint on the exterior. Wood trim surrounding the cabin is a premium appointment and the black-on-white instrumentation is consistent with what is still in use by Audi today, with the red LED displays in use for a couple of decades. The Audi three-spoke sport steering wheel is another premium touch. Head unit is upgraded to a Sony system with Bluetooth, which also features matching red LED lighting. The Sony also features CD, Sirius XM (for subscribers), with USB and AUX inputs. The car has a climate control system with air conditioning, power windows and power locks. Seller notes that the cruise control functions intermittently.
Other items included in the sale are two keys, original Owner’s Manual, the original 16” 7-spoke wheels (pictured in the gallery), a factory repair manual, an OEM oil filter for the next oil change and braided steel brake lines (to be installed in future, if ever needed). Another note is that the car has a trailer hitch subtly installed.
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110K km 1997 Audi A4 5-speed manual 4-door sedan with 2.8L V6
Winning Bid: $3,600
Item condition: Used
Total Bids Placed:
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Highest bidder was: BeemerMon
|Bidder Name||Bidding Time||Bid||Auto|
|BeemerMon||November 3, 2021 1:45 pm||$3,600|
|Primitive||November 3, 2021 1:44 pm||$3,500|
|BeemerMon||November 3, 2021 1:41 pm||$3,200|
|Primitive||November 2, 2021 6:28 pm||$3,000|
|BeemerMon||November 2, 2021 3:30 pm||$2,400|
|Primitive||November 2, 2021 9:37 am||$2,000|
|BoxsterS||November 1, 2021 2:02 pm||$1,100|
|ecambre||October 30, 2021 11:50 am||$1,000|
|Auction started||October 27, 2021 8:25 am|
|Buyer's Premium||4.99% of Your High Bid.|
We have just posted the video that @Leaseguru55 mentioned about automatic climate control system. The video appears just before the photo gallery. Thank you, @Leaseguru55, for your responsiveness.
Tire date codes are “1909” for May 2009. Automatic climate controls works as it should, set temp and forget it. A/C is cold and heater is warm. Will post video of climate control. Re. Mileage, I bought car from brother in 2004 with 40k. In 2013 it had 101k and now has 109k.
Please confirm that A/C and heat both function correctly. perhaps a pic of controls turned on. Thank you
@BoxsterS – We’ll make sure that the seller sees your inquiry about tires. Be careful reading that Carfax, though. Please note that in the “Detailed History” section, column 2 “Mileage” is in miles while odometer readings in column 4 “Comments” are in kilometres. We think this should explain what you are seeing – a difference of 50,000, perhaps, but an apples-and-oranges comparison of odometer readings in miles and kilometres. Don’t feel bad – we submit that this is the source of most clerical errors about odometers on Canadian cars made by Carfax itself – just another illustration of American companies not fully understanding the Canadian market.
Please provide date codes on tires. Also the CARFAX shows very few kms driven from 2013 to 2020 and then 50,000kms in the last twelve months. Please advise if i’m missing something.
The listing has been updated for a cold start/exterior video, link is just before photo gallery, as well as seven photos of the underside starting at photo #22 of the gallery. Thank you, @Leaseguru55, for shooting these over the weekend. Thank you, @BoxsterS and @Rubbereyes, for the suggestions. Good luck to all.
The exterior pictures were taken in July of this year. Underbody pictures will be posted shortly along with a cold-start video.
When were the pictures taken? Background seems very green considering the time of year. I also would like to see under body pictures. Very nice car.
Are there any chassis pictures? Great looking car.
Wow, looks brand new under the hood!