Used Car of the Day: 2004 Audi A4 Avant 1.8T

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

Today we present you a manual-transmission wagon -- a 2004 Audi Avant 1.8T.

This one has apparently been well maintained, and it has 186,000 miles on the clock. Modifications include a BorgWarner turbo and a Magnaflow exhaust, among other things -- the list is long.

The front brakes, coolant flush, and timing service have been done, and the car has Bluetooth.

The car needs a rear brake service, has a misfire, and some paint fade, plus a few other issues.

The seller has some spare parts, including OEM parts, available. You can find this car in central New Jersey for $5,500. Click here to see more.

[Images: Seller]

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Wjtinfwb Wjtinfwb 6 days ago
    $5500! For a 20+ year old VW with mods and 186k miles? You'd have to be a true gambler with stones the size of beach balls to pay a dollar and drive this a mile from home. Should come with a sign; "grasp firmly, pull pin, run like hell".
  • Shipwright Shipwright 5 days ago
    Not bad, but it needs to be brown and have a diesel engine!
  • Rover Sig Absolutely not. Ever.
  • EBFlex No. I buy as little Chinese products as possible.
  • John "...often in a state of complete disarray on the roads" What does that mean? Many examples in poor repair? Talk about awful writing.
  • Varezhka Saving sedans in US or globally? Right now around half of the global sedan sales is in China, just under a quarter in North America, and the remaining quarter distributed around the rest of the world. So for a sedan to stay around they must sell well in both China and North America (BMW, Mercedes, Toyota, Honda) or just extremely well in China (VW/Audi and Nissan). For everyone else, the writing is on the wall. There’s also a niche of subcompact sedans in SE Asia and India but I believe those are being replaced by SUVs too.
  • Kcflyer it's not a ford, it's not a mustang. just like the ford gt is not a ford but multimatic gt or mustang wouldn't roll off the tongue