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Running costs on the up again

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by necroeire, Jan 10, 2006.

  1. necroeire

    necroeire Active Member

    Feb 19, 2004
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    I have my A3 just over 2 years and the running costs are getting worse.

    The car went into the stealers yesterday for a service and to check the engine management light on the dash (originally thought it was the coolant sensor).
    Anyhow, I was told after several hours that there was a burst pipe somewhere that caused damage to the timing belt. Also the immobilisor was damaged so I would need a new one along with two new keys. Also the coolant sensor needs fixing and all this comes to approx, wait for it....€1500.

    /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/swear.gifme pink!!!!!

    And this doesn't include the /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/swear.gif service or change of tires I also need.

    So since I've had the car I've had the following expense:
    1) Hazard light relay box (€50) x 2
    2) New Dash Dials (€250)
    3) New bulbs (€20)
    4) Major Service ( €600) x 2
    5) Door closed sensor (€100)

    Add to that a minor service x 2, 4 new tires and additional service costs to diagnose funny idle!

    My old Polo gti had no trouble - ever. Was seriously thinking yesterday about selling it and buying a 2 - 3 year old Passat TDi or even a Bora TDi. The damned Audi stealers and the constant problems are really /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/swear.gif me off now.

    I did see an A4 TDi with 70,000 - 2 years old for €25,000 tempting but mileage is a bit high.

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