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I've just had the rough estimate for getting the old beast through the MOT and with suspension compressors, arms, shocks, exhaust bits and so on it's probably £2.5k or so. Somehow a 2001 2.7T with 114k ,a couple of big dents in the tailgate and general non-trivial internal wear and tear isn't going to be worth much more that that so I guess it has to be the end.

My two questions are:

1. how to get rid of it? I've not been in this position before. I'll call the local breakers but it seems a waste for a vehicle that isn't exactly wrecked yet - hell, it even had a new radiator just 12 months ago.

2. Is getting involved with 10yo allroads a bad idea given the cost of fixing absolutely anything and the amount of stuff capable of going wrong?

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The average life of the C5 allroad suspension is 100k so you've done okay on 114k. Depending on the breakdown of costs have you considered converting the airbag system to coil springs? the full kit is ca.£800 shipped from the USA (plus import tax).

AUDI - allroad quattro 2000-2006 (C5)

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Audi Allroad Suspension – Allroad Air Suspension Conversion Kit

If you want rid of it then either stick it on eBay or seek out an Audi breaker as you'll get a better price for it +++

This scrapper has a bid of 800 quid on it: Audi 2.7tt Allroad. Spares or Repair | eBay

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Thanks for the info. I'll email a few or els edrive it up to london and ebay it from there as I suspect a West Cornwall location will drop the value a bit.

I had to replace one airbag already but this time it's just a whole load of bits as well as the compressor including the rear shocks and I can't remember how many arms. I'm not sure changing it to springs would cut out that much of the total.

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Thanks for the info. I'll email a few or els edrive it up to london and ebay it from there as I suspect a West Cornwall location will drop the value a bit.

I had to replace one airbag already but this time it's just a whole load of bits as well as the compressor including the rear shocks and I can't remember how many arms. I'm not sure changing it to springs would cut out that much of the total.

If you want inspiration as to what can be achieved with an Audi that looks only good for the breakers have a look here Audi A6 Avant - Refurb & Repair (Pic heavy) - Detailing World

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I was just rethinking this and I might take a look at the coil conversion packages. However I still have a bill for all those arms and links which aren't part of the air kit probably about £600-800 of other parts (including unrelated brake hoses and exhaust sleeves.

I guess if I get the whole job done for <£2000 I should consider it.

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Lol. The breakers suggest £500. I'm having a long hard think about fixing it up.

The air parts that need replacing are the rear shocks and the compressor. However another air spring could go at any time. I suppose I need to have a word with the insurance (swiftcover) if I get riid of the air.

Really the bigger issues is whether I want an allroad that doesn't do what it was build to do. And if I want one with working air suspension, is my wreck the right place to start!

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