A little while back, the brave lads at Car Throttle decided to buy a B6-gen Audi A4 with a whopping 541,000 miles on the odometer. CT does stuff like this often; buying high-mileage, extremely cheap cars for fun and seeing what they can get out of them. This A4, though, is by far the highest-mileage car they’ve bought.
In this new video, we get to see just how worn the half-million-mile B6 Audi A4 is and how much it’s going to cost to bring it back to life.
To be honest, when we all first saw the car in CT’s first video about it, it looked surprisingly good. There seemed to be little wrong with it that was outside the ordinary for a used car. In fact, if they had said it had 150,000 miles on it, it’d be easy to believe. Upon closer inspection, that still rings true, shockingly.
Sure, there are some things wrong with the old B6 Audi A4, such as a broken rear spring, worn brakes, a completely gummed up EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation), a busted A/C condenser and a couple of bad crash sensors. The last two were likely caused by a mild impact that busted the condenser and set off the crash sensors, the latter of which were never replaced.
So the car actually isn’t in bad shape and seems to have been well taken care of. There loads of service records and it was consistently serviced at an Audi dealership at the proper intervals. So whoever owned the old girl seriously took care of her.
In the end, the shop told Alex it would run about £1,500 to get the B6 Audi A4 back into tip-top shape. That’s not too bad considering that an old beater B6 A4 can run about that much. However, it does have half a million miles on it, so who knows how much longer it will last. That said, they did only pay £200 for it…