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1.8T Ins and Outs

MikeS3-265bhp Feb 8, 2010

  1. MikeS3-265bhp

    MikeS3-265bhp New Member

    Firstly hello everyone! I'm Mike and new to the forum!

    Right, I am looking for a 1.8T A3 but I want to know the in's and out's of what I should be looking for excatly. Such as is it ok to by one with 100k miles? What problems occur with an A3? The general in's and out's!
    Also how much I should be paying for one in good nick? Any general information will be helpful.

    Thanks in advance look forward to your replys


    ALPINE Yes its diesel, now cry u lost

    welcome to the forum mike. 1st i will say im no expert on A3`s as i have only had mine a few months, but have owned 1.8t`s on other models prior. 100.000mile with a good history is no problem, these engines are strong but you must be spot on with servicing!! if it has no history i would not touch it. On the b5 a4 chassis the front suspention arms are common to clonk and knock and are a pig replace if the pinch bolt is stuck on (which they normally are) i dont know if the A3`s have this issue also. Check the Turbo boosts propperly, dont expect to be pushed back in your seat like a Scooby or evo, but a turbo`ed presance will be there. If there is a rattle from the back of the engine when the revs drop after reving it its more than likley the turbo shaft rattling in which case could be expensive and a inconvinience! (spelling) check for smoke from the zorst on tick over, leave it running for 10 mins to let it warm up, normal things you look for in a new car and common sense etc. I have also read somwhere that some A3`s suffer from rust on the roof.

    im sure someone will correct me if i have said anything wrong, but the main key key to any Audi, is good service intervals, oil changing and just not treating them like a mk3 xr3i! Look after it and it will look after you! simples!
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2010
  3. L1 HCS

    L1 HCS Active Member

  4. MikeS3-265bhp

    MikeS3-265bhp New Member

    Thanks for the detailed reply Alpline! Gives me more of a heads up!

    thanks for the welcoming aswell guys.

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