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2000 Audi A4 2.8 quattro Avant

If yesterday’s mellow yellow 323Ci wasn’t the sunshine you’d like to see, how about something a bit more brilliant in design and presentation? 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; in this case, LY1B Brilliant Yellow. I’m sure there will be claims that, like Pelican Blue and Tropical Green, these Easter colors make the jelly bean shaped A4 a bit too festive, but personally I love the look of this Avant:

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2000 Audi A4 2.8 quattro Avant on eBay

Year: 2000
Model: A4 2.8 quattro Avant
Engine: 2.8 liter V6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 171,000 mi
Price: No Reserve Auction

NO RESERVE AUCTION!!!! This Car Will Sell!!!

This is an extremely rare car ( Brilliant Yellow A4 2.8) that has been garage kept in immaculate condition from day one with EVERY service record from year 2000 to its most recent oil change. Once sitting in the driver seat it looks, smells, and drives like a brand new car. Money was never a question when it came to servicing this wagon and the drive will surly confirm that statement. I will just highlight some of the key points of service in this ad but shall you have any in depth questions please feel free to ask.

2000 Audi A4 Avant 2.8 All wheel drive
Rare Brilliant Yellow
2.8 Turbo motor
All weather floor mats both front and rear
Extremely clean! Never any animals or smoke in the car
Full real leather interior
Paint looks brand new
Electric adjustable front seats
HID Head lights
Fog lights
Heated seats
All wheel drive
Luxury windshield wipers front and rear
Heated rear window
Manual 5 speed
Bose sound system
Climate control with super Cold AC & Hot Heat
Power locks
Power sun roof
Built in garage opener (up to 4 different doors)
Power windows
Tinted windows
2 sets of wheels & tires (snow tires are currently installed)
12v charging ports in the front and rear
171,xxx miles ( driven everyday so it will go up)
Absolutely NO fluids leaking
Always premium fuel and high end synthetic oil
All original sets of keys 4 total

Timing belt replaced about 15,000 miles ago
HID Head lights
Water pump replaced
10s of thousands of dollars in receipts for certified preventative maintenance
Winter tires are currently installed (comes with another set of all season tires and wheels)

Check engine/ air bag light goes on and off from time to time, one of the LCD screens is starting to faint in display, and the rear right passenger window motor needs replacing. These issues may be corrected if it does not sell before the next service date.

As these A4s go, this one is certainly above average and is exceedingly rare in this configuration. Despite that, A4s typically don’t seem to draw the same enthusiast attention that the E46 325ix does, for example. That’s a shame, because while this isn’t really a “sporty” car, it’s a very nice all-arounder that is increasingly infrequent to see. Bidding currently is only at around $1,100 on the no reserve auction, a massive value in the used all weather wagon market. The B5 has some known faults but just like the BMWs has an active community that support them and there are plenty around to grab parts off of. For something a little different than the typical grocery getter, the A4 is still a solid choice.



  1. Walter R. Moore
    Walter R. Moore February 18, 2016

    2.8 Turbo motor?
    Luxury windshield wipers front and rear?
    Winter tires are currently installed (in.. according to eBay, Daytona Beach?)

  2. Wayne
    Wayne February 18, 2016

    the car looks to be from Colorado 2015 so snow tires seem logical but the no expense spared with check engine air bag warning light ? surly no

  3. Mattdogg
    Mattdogg February 18, 2016

    2.8 Turbo motor eh? That’s a new one…

  4. Christian Long
    Christian Long February 19, 2016

    Dammit Carter, I was hoping this car wouldn’t show up on GCFSB. I’ve been emailing with the seller since it originally posted, thinking this would make a great spare car (other than my S5, S2000 and Benz 420SEL). Hopefully you guys won’t run up the price for me. It’s located only 1.5 hours from me.

  5. Carter
    Carter February 19, 2016


    🙂 good luck Christian, looks like a pretty solid one.

  6. Evan
    Evan February 19, 2016

    Anyone else notice the B5 S4 seats?

  7. Early8q
    Early8q February 19, 2016

    Funny you should mention the seats. I noticed how much I like the interior, but never thought that they might not have been original. Funny, because I had an S4…doh.

  8. Doug
    Doug February 20, 2016

    I did not notice the hills and mountains of Daytona Beach on my last visit.

  9. Carter
    Carter February 20, 2016

    Sport seats were an option on these B5s. Funny this car doesn’t seem to be a sport package car though as it would be lower and have the “Swing” 7 spoke wheels. The Sport steering wheel was also a separate line item, the 1BE suspension and wheels weren’t.

  10. Christian Long
    Christian Long February 22, 2016

    Book value on this car is about $2K max according to the valuation sites. And with check engine light, aribag light, rear window motor, and fading center display, you are looking at another $1500 minimum to get the car right. CEL and airbag light are potentially big big ticket items to fix. I’m going to keep watching it and see what happens, may still throw in another bid.

  11. Christian
    Christian February 22, 2016

    Sold at $3450. I talked to the owner today, turns out the car wasn’t in Florida until 1 hour before the auction ended, making it impossible to do a pre-purchase inspection. Which I would require for a car that lived its entire life in the rust/snow belt.

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