What problems/costs can i expect on a 93000 07 model ?

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What problems/costs can i expect on a 93000 07 model ?

Post by victor2vt » Sun May 17, 2020 7:14 pm

Hi everyone

Just looking at buying a 4 owner FSH non molested example with a perfect spec.

I have owned 2 of these cars before with no problems but never got to this mileage.

Could i ask all you engineers and current owners of cars of this mileage what to look out for and what questions to ask before viewing ?

It's a trade sale from an independent dealer who has 5 star ratings from previous customers and will come with 12 months MOT and 3 months warranty, which as we all know could be worthless in a major claim.

I've always loved cars and the B7 has been one of the very best but at 68 this will probably be my last car purchase so it has to be the right one, i don't do many miles now.

Any questions welcome, thank you very much

Victor
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Re: What problems/costs can i expect on a 93000 07 model ?

Post by temo_wil » Mon May 18, 2020 2:13 pm

Buy on condition and history more than mileage.

Look for clutch and flywheel change, oil cooler and suspension. Rust around the arches, bottom of doors and roof. 12 year anti corrosion warranty on these but some have issues.

Recent carbon clean, if done a lot of miles ago then the chances are the carbon has built up again if driven sedately.

Brake discs are expensive, check for lips on the discs.

When you test drive try to take it up the rev range, should notice a change at 5k when it gets in its stride (hard to do on a test drive within speed limits though).

Check the dash for warning lights, make sure the S button works (most OEM flaps will be stuck in place).

Tyres, not as expensive as most think. You may notice a “rub” on full lock which is a non issue.

Hope this helps.

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Re: What problems/costs can i expect on a 93000 07 model ?

Post by Lady Penelope » Tue May 19, 2020 9:12 pm

We bought on 5 owners and a cherished history... ignore the number of owners over history....
RS4 B7 2007 Cabriolet Misano Red
Revolution carbon air intake, KW adjustable springs, Da Vinci 20" summer rims, OEM 19" winter chrome and black rims, Audi Ceramic front brakes, Milltek cat back non resonated valved exhaust, US spec black front grill, MRC stage 2, Piano black interior + cream leather buckets. EM Tuning dragon eyes and xenon upgrade, TTRS FBMF steering wheel, TV, Reversing camera, Nav, Red leather fitted luggage.

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Re: What problems/costs can i expect on a 93000 07 model ?

Post by Covkiller » Fri May 22, 2020 2:46 pm

Make sure the seat bolster on the sports seats work when the S button is pressed. Ensure sure it's enabled in the options menu on the dash.
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Re: What problems/costs can i expect on a 93000 07 model ?

Post by victor2vt » Fri May 22, 2020 4:26 pm

Thanks Covkiller
Mint Optic Pack saloon in Daytona Grey (Now sold)
B7 RS4 in Sprint Blue (Gone to a very good new home)
Evo V1 (wish i'd kept)
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Re: What problems/costs can i expect on a 93000 07 model ?

Post by coffey555 » Fri May 22, 2020 6:58 pm

If the car has been swapped to bucket seats from comforts, then the bolsters don't inflate with the sport button even if enabled in the DIS menu.

You can still check they hold pressure using the manual buttons on the side of the seat though.

To be honest, I never use them anyway.
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Re: What problems/costs can i expect on a 93000 07 model ?

Post by victor2vt » Mon May 25, 2020 12:47 pm

Thanks coffey555
Mint Optic Pack saloon in Daytona Grey (Now sold)
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