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Might buy '92 S4... need help!

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Hey guys,
I'm currently looking at a 1992 S4 which has the 227hp 5 cylinder turbo. It has just over 100k on it so I'm wondering what I should watch out for/listen for when I go to test drive the car tomorrow...... coupla' questions too...
1) How long should/can I expect the turbo to last on this car? What's the typical repair cost on these?
2) If no one knows much about these previous generation S4's... where on the web or in print can I find more technical info...?
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Re: Might buy '92 S4... need help! (Mhyrr)

I'd say you can tell a lot about the car from the way it is taken care of.
I can say that it should last well over 100,000 miles, but if it has been abused or modified (chipped) then you might want to think about a different car.
Re: Might buy '92 S4... need help! (EUROTEK)

Replacing the turbo: (estimates)
If you do it yourself $400-$700
Dealer $1500+
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