After some advice really.
Owned my 2.0 FSI A4 Avant for 2 years, and its had a few troubles but has been a brilliant car to drive. It recently went in for a service, and the complimentary inspection threw up some issues:
Rear wiper (fine on entering the garage) now has a mind of its own and changies between running all the time whether the switch os on or off, or random bursts of activity. new motor at £115 inc VAT
All rubber brake hoses need replacing within the next 3 months
Play starting in suspension arms (need replacing within 2 years)
Engine mounts weeping (only slightly but scope to get worse)
ARB needs replacing (RS4 upgrade if i do)
To top it off, I also need to:
Get the remaining 3 injectors changed (Misfire caused by fault on cylinder 1 - replaced, and re-scan showed misfires on 2-4 - have been putting it off as it only hesitates/struggles to start sometimes)
Replace the dash pod - Coolant temp gauge doesn't work so dash shows DEF warning (where the trip miles should be - annoying!)
So my question is, what would you do? Replace all the bits (spread out over a few years as and when things get bad) or chop it and start over. I REALLY want an B7 S-line Avant, but getting a good one will cost me £10,000+ and I cant see mine being worth loads in the state its in now.
Just looking for advice. I'm concerned that if i chop this one and start over, I could end up buying a really expensive also broken version of mine.
It drives alright (when not misfiring) and sees 30 ish MPG. I do less than 10,000 miles a year so not sure a diesel is worth the money.
I was also due to pick up some wheels for it, but not sure if I should spend the money on maintenance rather than bling.
Help appreciated. Sorry for the long post.