2005.5 Audi A4 avant quattro
Silver in color. Not so high visibility. Rather stealthy, in fact.
Came to me/us in August 2010 with 66k miles already on it. As far as I can tell, all original engine and transmission (except
of course normal maintenance items like belts and plugs). Previous owner
was a pastor in Bend.
A few little dings on the passenger rear door. Interior ok but not quite pristine.
Out of the box, the car has a turbocharged/intercooled dual overhead
cam 2.0 liter inline 4-cylinder engine (code BPG) rated at 200hp, 207lb/ft. Bosch Motronic direct fuel injection with
electronic feedback control, variable intake cam phasing, selective knock-sensing electronic
ignition. 6-speed manual transmission, Quattro all-wheel-drive with Torsen
torque-sensing center differential and electronic (using ABS sensors and brakes) "locking" per-axle differentials with stability control.
Options include navigation plus system, bixenon headlights, sport suspension, premium package, cold weather package, headlight washers. And aftermarket tinted glass.
Next-on-the-list in the future:
Pictures: (1-2MB jpgs):
The very helpful Quattro
Mailing List page.
For winter fun: Sport Edition F7 16" wheels (from Tire Rack) with studded 205/60-16 Nokian Hakkapellita-5s, the best snow tires in
the world (just ask me).
LED daytime running light bulbs. Original sockets were looking a bit toasted from 20W bulbs running all the time. Still trying to figure out how to disable the bulb-out instrument panel warning with the LED bulbs.
32GB SD memory card installed in updated EU-only nav plus head unit (higher-res screen, traffic info) - don't need CDs in the car.
Aftermarket plug-n-play Bluetooth handsfree kit with audio streaming from phone (A2DP, mono only unfortunately). Changed some onboard computer codes with VCDS tool and it operates with the factory steering wheel buttons just like the OEM optional Bluetooth other than voice dialing, but there's always "Hey Siri".
- Then I found a plug-n-play OEM iPod adapter (30-pin dock connector) + dock connector Bluetooth thingy. This does disconnect/impersonate the factory 6-disc CD changer in glovebox but oh well when did I ever use that. Supposed to operate concurrently with the phone Bluetooth box, as this one is impersonating an audio headset not a phone headset. Can do all kinds of modern things like podcasts and streaming audio now, sounding better than the phone Bluetooth's mono audio.
- Small parts from ebay: cargo cover (didn't come with), wheel center caps (the shiny plastic ring parts break), rear seat ash tray (was broken by pastor's kids kicking it)
News sites: audiworld (has a registry as well) and VWvortex and Fourtitude.
And the Audi newsgroup of course.
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