OK gents bit of a long shot here but here goes . . . . .
Recently decided to buy a new car but was torn between something sensible or my dream car, that being an A3 3.2 V6 Quattro. Put the decision to my kids and would you believe it they opted for the A3 (god bless them!!!) Stumbled across a stolen and recovered car and fell in love despite looking at various others. Bought the car and sorted out the cosmetic issues and have now got round to the engine . Beofre I bought the car I knew it was running a bit rough and thought a quick trip to the local Audi specialist would sort it - how wrong I was!!! Have been told today that cylinders 1,3 and 5 have little or no compression and have been quoted Ł400 so they can strip the engine down and investigate further. So my questions are:
Is this a reasonable price?
Any suggestions to what the issue could be (bare in mind i'm a number monkey and know nothing about engines)
Is it worth pursueing my dream or do I cut my losses and get rid of the car DIY project?
By the way the car is A3 SPORT 3.2 V6 Quattro (2004).