• Jul 31st 2008 at 2:58PM
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Click above for high-res gallery of Ben's Boss A4

If you act now, you can purchase the 2001 Audi A4 Avant in the picture above. If you want the whole car, as is, it will cost you $2,500. If -- for reasons we can't fathom -- you want the car without the front bumper, it will cost you $2,350. If you want that same car, but don't want the wheels, well, that paperweight will cost you $2,000. Strike all three important components and the aftermarket stereo, and this fine piece of German engineering is yours for the bargain basement price of $1,300.

The caption in the photo above is due to the fact that its owner, Ben, believes the car is "boss" and intimidates other basic transportation, like a Ford F-350. But don't make a play for it until you've seen the rear. Specifically, the plank of old growth timber that's posing as a bumper. According to that bumper, Ben's treasure is in heaven. Yours, according to Ben, is in Cincinnati. If you put $5 bucks in the tank, he'll let you test drive it, and if you swing by you can shake his hand. Now that's boss. Thanks for the tip, Carlos!

[Source: craigslist]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      I have been working on and tuning Audi/VW's for years. Haven't seen many slug issues in the B5. Mainly the B6. As for engine failures, thats due to timing belts and idiot owners. And if someone thinks 1.8t valve cover gaskets are hard to replace they should not be touching the cars to begin with! I smell a hack who is proud that he is a used car tech.....
        • 7 Years Ago
        lol - no joke - I'm an idiot and I did mine in 20 min.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This would make a great weekend ride. Does it have any rust damage?
      • 7 Years Ago
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'd rather the Mazda5 Car and Driver are building into thier next Boss Wagon.

      (it's gonna have Mazdaspeed3 drivetrain and suspension bits)
      • 7 Years Ago
      How does a car get so bad? I never understand how people destroy cars like this. What is going on with that hood?
      • 7 Years Ago
      I like the text where is says

      "Too Scared to Park Closer"...that really made me laugh haha
      • 7 Years Ago
      • 7 Years Ago
      yay brinsley!!!! cursh you rock my world.
      • 7 Years Ago
      A 1.8T can easily be tuned up to 280HP with just a quick upgrade.
      Ours makes 220HP atm..
        • 7 Years Ago
        I am fully aware of what the 1.8T can be tuned to. I see 4, 5, sometimes 10 of these things a week.

        Your point, however, is totally irrelevant in this case. We both know that few people will ever tune these things. And stock, they are just pathetic. I mean I expect my 300D to be sluggish, but for a supposed sporty sedan/wagon, the 1.8T powered A4s (hell, even the 2.8 powered A4s) are disgusting, assuming they haven't been tuned. And even after being worked over, 200-220hp is only barely adequate. 280-300 (which is, as you mentioned, fairly easy to achieve) is more reasonable.
        • 7 Years Ago
        its tuned to Stage II+

        A8 rotors - 2.8 Tranny - Southbend OXE Clutch - APR 93 Octaine chip on the Sport Turbo (something you obviously don't know about 2001 1.8Ts) no control arm issues, no engine sludge issues - Full Synth every 5k Seafoam every 4th change.

        Looks like the buyer might be getting more than they bargained for.

      • 7 Years Ago
      Its a rad rod Audi!

      I actually like it ... except for the rear bumper which rather belongs on a pirate ship.

      I think I saw that car on the hoodride site a LONG time ago, or maybe it was a VW wagon with the rusty hood. I'm strangely attracted to it... My track rat E36 BMW was going that direction (not necessarily on purpose) until a deer completely took care of it at high speed.
      • 7 Years Ago
      If you only knew the guy! This is hilarious!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Who says the 1.8T is one of the worst engines ever???

      In stock form, they were no powerhouse, but they were intended as the "base" engine to slot under the 2.8 V6.........If not cared for (t-belt and synthetic oil), they won't last. Yes, they do have the valve-cover & cam seal gasket issues................big deal, almost every motor on the planet has some weak spot.

      BUT.........if the t-belt and oil is changed regularly with synthetic, these engines will last and last, and they're very ROBUST..............they can handle 340 HP on *stock* internals (see APR Stage III kit).

      It's also quite an economical engine.........I regularly get 32-34 MPG on the highway out of my '05 Passat 1.8Turbo AWD (mechanically same as an Audi A4).........mine is chipped and pushing 217hp, soon to have a full turbo-back exhaust. :)

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