Hi all!

Audied

Member
Hi just joined up because I'm buying a A2 ( be strange if I'm buying something else!🤣 ) For our son ( shhhhhh! He doesn't know!) It will be a 1.4tdi with the 75bhp engine with 4 seats.
Im looking on auto trader and eBay, so if anyone sees something elsewhere for sale give me a shout please!
East Yorkshire based, but happy to travel. Is there any guides on what to look for when buying please?
Thank you
 
Lucky boy. The best of the breed imo.

Buy on condition and history with a tdi 75 over mileage and spec. Virtually anything can be retrofitted (bar aircon and realistically open sky) so if you’ve got a long list of wants, your ideal A2 either probably doesn’t exist or if it does isn’t for you sale. The good news is with enough time and money it probably CAN be built and it’s usually easier to find a good base and work from there. 😉

We have two amazing A2 recyclers in @A2Steve & @Clackers who offer parts for upgrading as well as repairing. Things like interiors are relatively easy to change as are wheels and there are lots of different options on technology upgrades. @timmus is the guru for OEM or OEM + electrical upgrades like parking sensors, satnav, Bluetooth phone connectivity and far to many more to list.

Good luck with your search and if you’ve questions post away and you’ll find the community is usually ready, willing and able to assist. Happy hunting!!!

Erling
 

Audied

Member
Lucky boy. The best of the breed imo.

Buy on condition and history with a tdi 75 over mileage and spec. Virtually anything can be retrofitted (bar aircon and realistically open sky) so if you’ve got a long list of wants, your ideal A2 either probably doesn’t exist or if it does isn’t for you sale. The good news is with enough time and money it probably CAN be built and it’s usually easier to find a good base and work from there. 😉

We have two amazing A2 recyclers in @A2Steve & @Clackers who offer parts for upgrading as well as repairing. Things like interiors are relatively easy to change as are wheels and there are lots of different options on technology upgrades. @timmus is the guru for OEM or OEM + electrical upgrades like parking sensors, satnav, Bluetooth phone connectivity and far to many more to list.

Good luck with your search and if you’ve questions post away and you’ll find the community is usually ready, willing and able to assist. Happy hunting!!!

Erling
Thanks for posting.
Connecting his phone will probably be the most useful upgrade for him I presume! 🤣
Didn't know Sat Nav was an option 🤔
 

Audied

Member
Couple of questions ( so far!)
When should the cam belt be changed please on the derv?
And are they all on run flat tyres? Or does it depend on model/ year
Cheers all
Ed
 

A2Steve

Member
Cambelt (and waterpump) should be chnaged every 5 years or 60k miles.

None of them were fitted with run flats.
 

Audied

Member
...so I've inquired about a few cars, my first question to them has been about when the cam belt had been changed, only one has got back to me ( so far out of 6 or 7 ) and it hasn't been done for 7 years! Seems like either the cars have been sold - and the advert not deleted, or nobody bothers with changing the belt anymore! I guess as values drop so does the maintenance 🤔
 

herx

Member
Is there any guides on what to look for when buying please?

Welcome aboard!
 
...so I've inquired about a few cars, my first question to them has been about when the cam belt had been changed, only one has got back to me ( so far out of 6 or 7 ) and it hasn't been done for 7 years! Seems like either the cars have been sold - and the advert not deleted, or nobody bothers with changing the belt anymore! I guess as values drop so does the maintenance 🤔
One of the many reasons to buy from an enthusiast. That said, you can always get a cambelt done yourself?
 

Audied

Member

Welcome aboard!
Bed time reading!
Thank you
 

George Hogg

A2OC Donor
Hi just joined up because I'm buying a A2 ( be strange if I'm buying something else!🤣 ) For our son ( shhhhhh! He doesn't know!) It will be a 1.4tdi with the 75bhp engine with 4 seats.
Im looking on auto trader and eBay, so if anyone sees something elsewhere for sale give me a shout please!
East Yorkshire based, but happy to travel. Is there any guides on what to look for when buying please?
Thank you
There’s a few Tdi s on EBay just now!
 

Audied

Member
Beginning to think nobody bothers to change the cam belt! I presume it's a engine change when it snaps?
 

Mka306

A2OC Donor
Beginning to think nobody bothers to change the cam belt! I presume it's a engine change when it snaps?
You never want the cam belt to snap, it causes no end of problems and expense.

Welcome to all things A2, you have a wealth of knowledge and support here. Good luck with the hunt and we hope to see some pics of the new car when it arrives👍
 

Audied

Member
You never want the cam belt to snap, it causes no end of problems and expense.

Welcome to all things A2, you have a wealth of knowledge and support here. Good luck with the hunt and we hope to see some pics of the new car when it arrives👍
The hunt is over! See above. Can't post pictures, keeps saying that they are too big.
Needs a spare wheel and floor cover thingy and a few other things, I'll post a wanted ad soon
 

Proghound

Admin Team
The hunt is over! See above. Can't post pictures, keeps saying that they are too big.
Needs a spare wheel and floor cover thingy and a few other things, I'll post a wanted ad soon
Resize them to 2.5MB or less and you can attach up to 8 pics per post. Look forward to seeing your new acquisition :)
 

Mka306

A2OC Donor
The hunt is over! See above. Can't post pictures, keeps saying that they are too big.
Needs a spare wheel and floor cover thingy and a few other things, I'll post a wanted ad soon
As Ian has already said resize them, if your using a mobile to take pics I crop mine to reduce the size and that also works.
 
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