EM TuningSky Insurance
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    covntry
    Posts
    46

    going to look at a car today what to look out for

    im goin to look at a 2005 a3 2.0 tdi dsg today its got quite high miles but that has also made the price quite alot better for me i just though id ask you guys what do i need to look out for ie gear box probs ect...
    Absolute Red 1999 Audi A3 Quattro
    Custom Code Phase 2,Haldex Performance controller,Pro Alloy front mount intercooler Blue Flame 3 downpipe and high flow cat

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    Amchlolor's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Aberdeen
    Posts
    5,602
    I'd ask whether it's had a DSG oil change, for starters.
    Then I'd ask about its general oil and coolant usage.
    If I'd known, prior to ordering, that my A3 2.0Tdi would go through a litre of oil every 2000 miles, I'd have thought twice.
    Coolant usage is a whole different ballgame though, potentially requiring a new cylinder head.
    If you're buying from a garage, I would ask them for the previous owner's details and call them.
    I've done it before, no-one's ever minded the call.
    If someone were to call me about my 2.0Tdi DSG Sportback, I wouldn't necessarily warn them off it, but I would be truthful and leave them to make their own decision.
    There are loads of the things around, so don't force yourself to take anything that worries you.
    Last edited by Amchlolor; 4th August 2008 at 14:55.
    '02 to '05 - Black Audi A4 1.9tdi sport
    '05 to '08 - Akoya Silver A3 sportback S-line DSG
    '08 to ? - Black Alpina D3

  4. #3
    Booster's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    81
    Does it have to be a TDi?
    My 2.0T Quattro S-line is for sale. Mega spec and priced to sell. Not far from you in Leicester as well.

    http://audi-sport.net/classifieds/sh...ct/2329/cat/20
    2009 model A5 3.0TDi Quattro Sport tiptronic

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO