Just been to take a look at a 2005 facelift A3 2.0tdi 138 Sport Sportback and it does seem like a nice car, but it has a few problems that maybe you could give me some advice on before purchasing.
There is a creaking noise from the drivers side front suspension on sharp turning. I checked it whilst stationary, and it looks like the spring moves in the suspension when full locking left or right and the top mount twists a little?
The car also has a warm start problem, where it takes the engine a few turns to start only when warm?
I had the car running for ten minutes after a short blast down the road and the engine fan kept kicking in? The temp gauge did not go above 90 half way though and stayed normal.
Does anyone know what these are likely to be? And a rough estimate of cost? (UK)
There are no warning lights on the dash, the car drives really nice, recent tyres and service, new gearbox and clutch last month, bodywork and paint in near mint condition and the car is at a good price.