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2.0 T FSI Buying Advice

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by bench33, Nov 1, 2011.

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    Hi,

    I'm looking at swapping my 2001 B6 A4 for an A3. I've found a very reasonably priced 2006 2.0 T FSI S line special edition for £5,500. The car has had one owner and has full history, but does have 158,000 miles on the clock. Is this too much? I really like the loom of the cat but really don't want to get my fingers burnt with high maintenance bills if it goes wrong (thinking of getting an AA warranty too but not sure how much that will cover).

    Also, if I do look at the car is there anything in particular I should be looking out for ?

    Thanks a lot,

    Alex
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    That is cheap. When I bought my 2006 2.0 TFSI Sport it was up for almost double that, but that was about a year and a half ago and mine only had about 40k miles and is DSG.

    I reckon for a low/average mileage S-line SE you'd usually be looking at about £8k and upwards.
    Therefore straight away you've got a £2.5k buffer for repairs before you would've paid too much for it. Although £2.5k is easy to spend on repairing an Audi if something like the turbo etc goes.

    Also bear in mind that by the time you come to sell it its going have even more miles on it and will be murder trying to find a buyer.

    I would prefer to pay more and get a lower mileage car if funds permitted. But if it was this car or nothing then I might take a punt.
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    Good price,but the mileage works out to 30 000 per year,which is a bit high....you would need to be sure that the brakes,suspension and turbo were in good nick.
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    Unfortunately 5,500 would be the absolute top of my budget. Given that it was a fleet car and most of the miles are motorway miles, I'm hoping that any big bits should already have been replaced, not too fussed about resale either as I'll be keeping it for a fair few years.

    Are there any problems specific to the 2.0 T I should look out for?
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    Not really. But the K03 2.0T is less common than the most of the other engines in the 8P range so maybe there aren't enough owners/complaints for people to be aware of common problems.
    Maybe have a look for info on similar aged Golf GTI engine reliabitily or common issues/faults as its the same engine.
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    Have a look through here.... A3 + S3 2003 | Audi | Car Reviews | Honest John
    There's not much that really needs looking at aside from the things already mentioned,and making sure that the turbo doesn't smoke on the over-run,and that the servicing has been done regularly and properly.
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    That's very useful. Thanks.
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