The Audi is getting to the age that the shocks are starting to go. Add to that the well-known short lifespan of VAG control arm bushings of that vintage and the whole car is starting to handle like a Lincoln Town Car. Here is my conundrum. Although it is low mileage, the car is almost 15 years old and is only worth about $5-6k. If I replace the shocks, I am looking at $400 for a cheap set of Monroe Spectrums or $550 for Bilsteins with all the installation hardware. I'm leaning toward the Bilstein for just $150 more ($38 more per shock). I found a control arm kit made by Uro that includes upper and lower, front and back, for $230. So with shocks, control arms, installation and alignment by my local indy mechanic, I'm probably looking at close to a grand. My question is; is it worth it given the age and value of the car? What do you guys think?