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1999 Audi A4 2.8 quattro Avant

I have to say the fascination with BMW wagons and their ensuing high prices sometimes perplexes me, as Audi offered a sporty, manual, all-wheel drive Avant that is great looking, reliable and long-lived and will make you feel pretty special. That’s especially so when it’s optioned in one of the more rare shades available on the B5; today’s example is Cactus Green Mica. It looks great offset by Celebration wheels, and it’s got a lot of recent maintenance – so let’s take a look!

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Year: 1999
Model: A4 2.8 quattro Avant
VIN: WAUGD28D3XA332988
Engine: 2.8 liter V6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 112,500 mi
Location: Clarksville, Tennessee
Price: $14,900 Buy It Now

Over $10k in fresh services and upgrades! Super rare b5 Audi A4 Avant with manual transmission! Very unique set up with custom ordered cloth interior, sunroof, heated seats, premium sound and more! The Audi A4 b5 generation cars are becoming obsolete, especially in this condition. The interior on this one is like new, no tears or rips, everything works. The exterior is equally impressive with very few blemish, no curb rash on any of the 4 wheels which is very common. This Ultra Rare Cactus Green tops the charts in Mechanical, Cosmetic and Electrical areas! No major rust or corrosion. Fresh services and upgrades included but not limited to:Fresh timing belt and water pump, new valve cover gaskets and cam seals, new mass air flow sensor, all 4 interior door panel door card materials replaced, brand new h and r sport driver springs, new rear upper suspension brackets, fresh lcd information display screen replacement
new h and r sport daily driver spring set up, freshly refinished 17″ S-line oem audi wheels with tires over 90% tread, all matching tires, full tune up with air filter, cabin filter, spark plugs,comprehensive ignition coil pack assembly fresh oil and filter, recently replaced front and rear brakes and rotors, new upper guide links x4 and tie rod ends including alignment ,new coolant reservoir tank,
new coolant pipe gaskets and o-rings, passenger side cylinder head removal in order to correctly replace coolant pipe gaskets
2 new wheel bearings,
all new rubber vacuum lines,
new clear corner head lamps,
upgraded shift knob
upgraded s4 interior trim kit,
recently installed catback exhaust

Everything on the car works and its guaranteed to pass emissions. It requires no mechanical, electrical or cosmetic attention at the time. The substantial service investment truly paves the way for an amazing ownership experience. We accept trades and ship nationwide.

It’s interesting that the car has a cloth interior; I haven’t seen many 2.8s delivered in that configuration, as it was the material more often seen in the sporty 1.8T models. It looks nice but is a slightly odd combination with the green exterior in my eyes. The Celebration alloys are neato, if unusual to see on a B5, and the lowered suspension gives a purposeful look. All in all, it looks sharp and the seller’s round of recent maintenance should be a boon. But did I say these were less expensive than BMWs? Wow, $15,000 seems like a lot for what is not an S4 Avant to me. It’s great to look at and I love B5s, but would you drop $15,000 on a 22-year-old 2.8 quattro?.



  1. sean9c
    sean9c September 2, 2021

    Looks nice, can’t say that I’m crazy about the color even if rare. In the old days, pre-covid, this price feels close to 2X of what it should be, in todays market who knows

  2. Jim Fuerstenberg
    Jim Fuerstenberg September 2, 2021

    well…the price seems a bit high, but the recent maintenance costs probably half that figure.

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