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Welcome Captian Bunk. I picked the name for two reasons, one the engine is bunk. And two; this guy navigated his way into my life like a Cap.

I'll be honest, I was planning to spend money on something else, probably something productive like a big brake kit for the S4. But I started an email cluster bomb of; S4 upgrades vs practicality, and thats when Cap B surfaced on Kijiji. This was just as Sean mentioned, "buy an A4 with a bunked motor and have fun with it!" I found the ad and fired it off to the group. He reviewed the ad in detail, did his research on the 2.0T, consulted with Jenny on her thoughts and review about the B7 platform, even called the guy to get a feeling from him, then turned to look me in the eyes, and gave me the nod. I knew exactly what to do. He wasnt wrong about my S, so I didnt waste time. 5 days later the tow slammed it into the drive way. At which point our driveway stopped getting cleared because it didnt turn over/I couldnt get it into the garage. Ang did NOT like this. I called my homeboi B-rad and asked to push this light weight vehicle into the garage. Holy fuck, I underestimated that. This was a suicide mission! It was -10/-20 with the wind, freezing rain up our noses, slippery as hell and late. I got frustrated and was ready to ram it in with the A8, when level headed B-rad was like, lets just use the A8 bumper as leverage. As we progressed, we reset, and finally after 30 minutes, we humped it in. Worked like a charm B. Fast forward to the next day; I get home from work and as I exit my car I hear my neighbor holler. He says; "hey I saw you last night trying to push that car in the garage, next time just come over and ask!" I'm like WHAT!?! why didn you come over you SOB!!!! :0 so anyways, now I know which address to unload an 18 pack of farm fresh on. :P

I'll have to back up a bit here, just before I pulled the trigger. I never told Ang about any of this. On superbowl sunday, we had people over early afternoon. and my phone was lighting up like a Christmas tree. I was giggling/texting Barry, Zack(A4 Avant) and the seller back and forth. My 2k offer was across the table, I thought the guy was going to walk, but he responded with 2300, and thats when Ang asked what the hells going on? I hadnt even told the seller yet but I mentally accepted it, and thats when I told her I bought a car. WHAT!?!? ahahhah it was a great turn of events.

It was listed at $3,200 with 250,000km. Snagged it for $2,300 and this thing had a pile of service records with it. 17k worth. All Mark Motors. Its just too bad the motor shit the bed. Only two owners, and the PO bought it from Tony Graham!

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Overall its in very nice condition. Scratches here and there, but nothing that a solid polish wont take out. Some rust on the front quarter panels, and nothing really on the rears, which usually end up with holes at this age. The motor looks super clean, the PO must have pressure washed the tits out of it. I think I'm going to try my hand at cut and polish on this thing for practice on the S. The lack of rust(I'll have to get whats there undercontrol) and lack of smashed in panels is what encouraged me to pick this unit up.

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Another reason I bought it, is because of how clean it was. I mean, if the interior was shredded, I probably would have walked away even at 2300. But I mean the interior is as nice as Angs at 73,000km. I was expecting the interior to have all the soft touch buttons worn like the 2nd image, but there is barely a shred of soft touch peeling.

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The last reason I grabbed this unit was to scab it. That includes the aluminum trim, the glove box, and center console for Angs car. We always take Angs car for long hauls, and the B6 center console doesnt have any cup holders. If you are married or dating a Stathis then you know how important cup holders are. Because B7 owners know that B6 owners kill people for B7 center consoles, they are 500 bucks used. seriously.

We always wanted to do something with her trim and she approved the aluminum, so thats going to get swapped. Will need to source an auto shift surround.

Her glove box is busted, my fix failed, because if you date or have married a Stathis, you'll know how often and rough they are on glove boxes. Used are pricy because every B6 and B7 glove box fails, so good used units are hard to come by cheap. New they are 580 bucks. no thanks.

All this was apart of the sell to Ang to keep the car to diagnoses it. I still dont know if I am going to keep it. I've budgeted 1k to invest into the motor to get it running. If I cannot do it for cheaper than that, then I'll scab it, and sell the shell. But the B7 look is really growing on me. Even on Ang... :D .

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Ha, unfortunately that v6 isnt going anywhere. Ang really likes it way too much. I'll keep you posted on the findings on the motor soon! - ripcurl February 11th 2017
I had to laugh about the cup holder / glove box abuse because it's the same in our house. - q20v February 10th 2017
I'm jealous. I should have swooped it up with a $2350 offer after we texted on Sunday. Keep me in the loop if you decide to scab it. I'll pick it dry :) I bet you end up fixing it up and replacing the V6 A4 with this. Just think, you know the V6 will give you a subframe garage day in the future if you keep it... - q20v February 9th 2017

Post chapter: Now that I think of it, I think the real reason I grabbed this, is becasue ex ambassador never pulled through, and I was giddy as hell for that thing. Oh well.

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Good point. Or maybe I would just keep them all! - ripcurl February 11th 2017
If you got the ambassador A8 and sold the crappy one, that would have made sense because you would still have been able to buy the A4 without increasing the car count. - q20v February 9th 2017

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