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2000 Audi A4 Avant 1.9 TDI SE B5 [Typ 8D]

2000 Audi A4 Avant B5 [Typ 8D] in Safe House, Movie, 2012 IMDB

Class: Cars, Wagon — Model origin: DE

2000 Audi A4 Avant 1.9 TDI SE B5 [Typ 8D]

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Comments about this vehicle


walter IT

2017-08-24 20:09


A UK car in South Africa...

dsl SX

2017-08-24 23:32


W233 RNF
Model A4
Description 1.9 TDI SE
✗ Untaxed Tax due: 01 January 2010
✗ No MOT Expired: 03 July 2010
Vehicle make: AUDI
Date of first registration: July 2000
Year of manufacture: 2000
Cylinder capacity (cc): 1896 cc
Fuel type: DIESEL
Export marker: Yes
Vehicle status: Not taxed
Vehicle colour: SILVER

MOT history
Date tested 30 June 2009, Mileage 149,116 miles

Wonder how much longer it lasted .....

Random question. BMW and Merc supplied UK with ZA-built versions of many of their big sellers (3-Series, C-class) for much of this century so far - the ZA factories apparently being their global producers of RHD. Did Audi ever do anything similar. Could this one actually be returning home after a life of adventures far away??

johnfromstaffs EN

2017-08-25 09:07


My M-B C class was definitely built in Germany according to its VIN, and I've never failed to find the steering wheel is on the right.

Is the VIN plate a falsehood?

dsl SX

2017-08-25 12:18


^ see Link to "www.daimler.com" , Link to "www.caradvice.com.au" etc. Looks as if ZA was saloons-for-export, not the estate. But this ZA scenario stuck in my mind for Brexit relevance. Lots of Brexiteers saying German car manufacturers would pressure EU to keep UK tariff-free so they can keep selling us their stuff as if it gave us a major negotiating strength. But if it goes wrong, Merc, BMW etc could just send us more ZA cars instead of from D.

Gag Halfrunt UK

2017-08-25 14:38


Quote South Africa's trade relations and development co-operation with the European Union are currently governed by the Trade, Development and Co-operation Agreement (TDCA).

The Trade, Development and Co-operation Agreement has established a free trade area that covers 90% of bilateral trade between the EU and South Africa.

Link to "ec.europa.eu"

If ZA-made cars are zero tariff now under the TDCA, then a hard Brexit would lead to the UK re-imposing import duty on ZA-made cars as well as EU-made ones, so there would be no advantage to moving production for the UK market.

Of course, South Africa is one of the countries that Leave campaigners want to sign bilateral agreements with, but that's not going to happen overnight,

johnfromstaffs EN

2017-08-25 17:24


I never buy saloons since they don't match what I want a car for. There's always a couple of dogs or a dead freezer or similar that need transporting, and even hatchbacks were more useful than saloons. I recall getting a complete bathroom suite in the back of a Maxi, although it had been cut, or smashed up, into bits. My C-class is now approaching six years old, and I am considering buying a Mercédès GLC. Where is that built?

Rfs and I have looked at a BMW X3, but thought it poor value for money, and a bit tinny. The Audi Q3 also looks a bit expensive for what it is, and the M-B GLA looks like a Nissan Puke, so is completely out of the game, even if it wasn't a Renault in disguise, which means you would be paying M-B prices for a Dacia Duster.

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cl82 DE

2017-08-25 19:33


To answer your GLC-related question: The European market is mainly sourced by the Bremen plant with some additional ones coming from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valmet_Automotive#Present_production .

johnfromstaffs EN

2017-08-25 22:05


Thank you.

ingo DE

2017-09-24 08:47


Gag Halfrunt wrote
Of course, South Africa is one of the countries that Leave campaigners want to sign bilateral agreements with, but that's not going to happen overnight,

These agreements will not going to happen at all.
No country will prefer a bilateral agreement with Brexit-GB against the agreements with the EU. These EU-contracts often contains clauses, that extra agreements with other countries are not allowed.

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