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I own a final edition Audi Cabriolet 2.6 which I have enjoyed for the last 11 years. It has been maintained to a high standard, it has cost a lot of money over the years, but I have enjoyed it so much I don't mind, and when I listen to that V6 it sings. My mechanic has had to dismantle many an engine of half it's age and mileage. I don't agree with a number of the "negative" points I read in reviews namely seating in the back and handling, these are perfectly adequate for me, and yes the back screen becomes hard to see through, it is only plastic though after all. The later glass ones fall out after 10 years, I'm told. My most major concern came up this year when I found my windows steaming up, loosing coolant, wet carpets in front wells. IT'S THE HEATER MATRIX!. Major job yes, dashboard out etc. Fortunately my mechanic said "Don't worry, we'll sort it". Can't afford new cars at todays prices, and I was warned of the high oil consumpton on some engines (a litre per 6 hundred miles ish), nearly as bad as my old rotten Ford 105E!. I'm told you won't be able to tell if an engine has had new rings when buying 2nd hand, and it will probably be out of warranty. So hopefully I will be enjoying my Cabriolet for a good while yet. Read more


I would like to see pictures of your car! :) Update them somehow!


Hi there,

Just noticed your request for photos of my Cabriolet. I have found one which shows it to good effect, although taken by my wife a none car person!. I don't have digital camera technology myself!.
If you would like to see it, please email me at jasminestephenward@yahoo.co.uk as I don't see a way to upload it here.

Bernardo Costa

Good Morning,

First of all, I would like to present myself, I'm new here.... Read more

elekie&a/c doctor

This is the FASD unit .Part of the cold start system for the carburettors. Part is probably obsolete now,but there is a manual choke conversion kit. www.roversd1.nl/sd1web/fasdman.html

Bernardo Costa



Bernardo Costa




Up to say £15,000 which modern car is most likely to become collectable over say the next 5 /10 years? For older classics which car might offer similar characteristics to say a Triumph Stag for a similar budget? Thanks Ian Read more


Old soviet cars are very rare, My uncle has old Lada 1980 edition, there are many clients who ant to buy but he says that this is part of his life. So maybe you can collect something like that


Long story but I was given a GTI from my brother who has moved abroad.

I put it in for an MOT knowing as it had been sat for two years it was going to fail on a lot...and it did !

A local guy who is a good mechanic and works from a unit has quoted me for the work. I dont think the prices are by any means incorrect...so the question is for a 1984 8v Gti ( first of the mk2's ) special edition ( has decor seats ), 186k miles...is the car going to be worth say £1500+ after I spend the £800...BUT bear in mind the bodywork also needs tidying up ( at least one door, boot catch, window seals etc )

This is the list
Totals including labour

Exhaust emissions carbon monoxide content excessive (7.3.B.1a) £ 110.00
Nearside Front Outer Anti-roll bar linkage rubber bush deteriorated £ 17.00
Offside Front Outer Anti-roll bar linkage rubber bush deteriorated £ 17.00
Nearside Shock absorber has a serious fluid leak (2.7.3) £ 75.00
earside Rear Brake hose ferrule excessively corroded £ 20.00
Nearside Rear Brake hose ferrule excessively corroded £ 15.00
Offside Headlamp not working on dipped beam (1.7.5a) £ 3.00
Offside Headlamp not working on main beam (1.7.5a) £ 3.00
Nearside Windscreen wiper does not clear the windscreen effectively £ 2.50
Offside Windscreen wiper does not clear the windscreen effectively £ 2.50
Rear Exhaust system not adequately supported (7.1.1) £ 10.00
Nearside Registration plate lamp not working (1.1.C.1d) £ 1.00
Nearside Front Tyre has a bulge £ 30.00
Offside Front Tyre has a lump, £ 30.00
Offside Rear Tyre has ply or cords exposed (4.1.D.1b) £ 30.00
Rear passenger door does not latch securely closed (6.2.B.1a) £ 10.00
Service brake: efficiency below requirements (3.7.B.7) £ 25.00
Nearside rear brake recording little or no effort (3.7.B.5a) £ 85.00
Offside rear brake recording little or no effort (3.7.B.5a) £ 85.00
discs and pads all round needed, the front with parts and labour £ 75.00
coolant change and new thermostat , with labour £ 40.00
new rocker cover gasket, with labour £ 12.00
timing belt and tensioner, new drive belt + labour £ 115.00

I know its an enthusiasts car and I am not shying away from that but my budget will be tight so I need to know that I would at least get my money back if the worst cam to the worst and I had to sell it

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If it's a Mk II it'll easily be worth £1,500 with a years Mot and in good running order especially freshly serviced with a timing belt and water pump as listed. If the thing is solid I'd certainly be going ahead with it. Tidy Mk II's are easily worth north of £3k and immaculate cars can exceed £7-£8k. Don't scrimp on it though! These are genuine classics and well worth preserving.

The confusion comes from your title though. The Mk IV 2.0 (1984cc) was not a particularly good car and will never be a classic so if you mean one of these then no, it won't be worth spending the money.

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