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I have never owned an Audi and am looking to buy this pre-owned model with 145k on the clock. People have warned me that a) the brand always has small 'niggly' problems that ultimately cost exhorbitant amounts of money to repair. b)all parts are hugely expensive to replace (and ref a) and c) whilst it is recommended NOT to use your regular mechanic the 'specialist' repairers charge through the roof (as well as mark up +++ the already expensive parts) so not sure if this is a wise buy... however i am aware that the vehicles are fantastic performers.

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Try going to Google and ask "problems with Audi"and see what pops up.

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Well, I would recommend you go in for the same, as I also bought a used Audi A4 2004 from autopartsfair.com a couple of months ago and never faced any problems so far.
With lots of options to choose from in terms of used auto spare stores you don't have to worry about replacement of parts, as you can easily get them at an affordable price.

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