Just jumped over from the B6 forum looking for some advice from the the guys and girls who would know.
I have just looked and driven a 2009 A3 cabriolet 2.0TFSi S-Line manual for a family member. The car is being sold by an Audi dealership so it will have the usual Approved checks and a years warranty. Very pleased with the car, it looks great and drove very well too so all is ok in that department. The mileage is 40k, slightly more than ideal but there will only be 5k or 6k a year being put on it in the future so the mileage is not too much of an issue. Everything along those lines I am happy with, I would just like some advice on the reliability of the car and the 2.0 TFSi engine/turbo/clutch and flywheel. Are there any weak points/ specific/common faults/areas that I should be aware of ? My wife had a 2008 A3 2.0TDi auto from new and we thought it was a great car and when the lease was up we were sad to see it go so I know the A3's are good, sound solid cars.
Also, when does the cambelt and associated parts require replacing on this engine, any rough ideas on how much that would cost ( Audi and indie) and would there be any other maintenance items ( major other than normal service items ) that require work on the horizon in the next couple of years ( could be 3 years or so to get to 60k ). Is there any specific work required too in relation to the Turbo at any point in the life of the car.
I have tried a quick search but not found anything too specific.
Any advice or answers to these questions or points will be of great help and I will be very grateful and appreciative for your time.