Hi all I know this isnt the right section but i know the s3 has the same gear box as the TT and theres more helpfull people in the 8l section Im looking to buy a 225 TT in the next few months, and was wondering what was the average life span of a 6 speed, I had a gear box let go on my 5speed a3 1.8t 1999 at 157k miles. It had a good run with my heavy foot. And nearly all TTs have been spanked by a drug dealer in manchester. So i just wonder how long it can hold out for with my abuse, an ex chippy from brum Likes and thanks for any and all help. Ad.