Just after a bit of advice from fellow owners.
I've had my PD170 for nearly 2 years now and have had countless amounts of problems and spent way more on it than should have been spent. Anyhow its time for a change.... Im struggling to see past changing the car for anything other than another Audi, the only thing I may consider is a Mk V GTI which has the same lump, but the A3 is much nicer place to be in and in a lot of ways a bit less conspicuous than the GTI. As for the options on the Audi, A3 or A4 both in quattro form (or maybe not depending on advice).
I know of the following issues:
DMF - common across all every audi known to man probably so I know what to look out for here
HPFP and cam follower - I've seen a few threads floating around, is this an issue for every 2.0 tfsi engine?
Haldex - Must be serviced i get that much, anything else to look out for? Is it more trouble than its worth?
Turbo issues - I see more threads about PD turbos going in comparison to any of the petrol variants, is that to say they're alot more reliable?
Water pumps and belts - Make sure theyre done
Oil pick up pipe problems - can anyone shed some more light on this other than the obvious
What other things are there to look out for?
My second question will have a major determining factor on whether I go facelift or not. I'm aware that there are newer variants of the 2.0tfsi engine found in 8P3 and B8 models. Are the newer engines much better than the previous generation?
Thanks in advance, and before anyone flames me i've searched the forums but id just like some more current feedback