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    1. 09-29-2010 10:26 PM #1
      I'm purchasing an 06' A3 20T - Sports Package, Winter Package, NAV, Premium Audio.
      Currently has 51K on it with a clean CarFax and has been fully serviced.

      Do you mind if i ask - What type of problems do these cars normally have? Says it still has a warranty on it. Anything known with the A3's that could be trouble? I'm coming from a 99.5 golf that has a problem every other week.

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    3. 09-29-2010 10:29 PM #2
      cam follower / cam shaft / hpfp
      diverter valve
      ac compressor
      PCV
      seat bolster cracking
      sunroof shade
      center armrest
      intake flap motor

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      09-29-2010 10:56 PM #3
      A "jump from a VW to an Audi"?!? I wouldn't call it a jump. It's more like shuffling along the sidewalk, tripping on a crack, bumping into a gorgeous blonde, walking away in a daze, and later finding out that she stole your wallet.

    5. 09-29-2010 11:10 PM #4
      haha nice!

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      09-29-2010 11:12 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by MisterJJ View Post
      A "jump from a VW to an Audi"?!? I wouldn't call it a jump. It's more like shuffling along the sidewalk, tripping on a crack, bumping into a gorgeous blonde, walking away in a daze, and later finding out that she stole your wallet.
      Aahahah!

      That needs to go into your sig line!

    7. 09-29-2010 11:33 PM #6
      dont buy it. buy a 2008.5 with tsi motor. You will thank us later

    8. 09-30-2010 12:03 AM #7
      That makes the 2 of us ... my last car was a 2000.5 Golf 1.8T

      Definitely check the cam follower. In fact, I wish I have made that part of my inspection prior to buying the car. Insist on having a mechanics check the cam follower and cam shaft prior to purchasing the vehicle, even if you have to pay the labour out of your pocket (shouldn't be much, it's a 30 min - 1 hr job) Because if the cam follower's failed, you will have a damaged cam shaft and failed HPFP. You're talking about $2k-3k here.

      Other problems are 'minor' in comparison.

      The 2008+ with TFSI 2.0T are less problematic, but again, that's a much more expensive car. Just do your homework prior to buying the 2006, you'll enjoy it.

    9. 09-30-2010 12:06 AM #8
      Do your Oil changes on a good schedule, Its a car. I just recently bought the same year,package, etc... if the engine was that bad it would of never went on the market.. May not be unbreakable like an ABA 2.0 but it isnt that bad..

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      09-30-2010 12:27 AM #9
      I bought my 06 with about the same amount of miles..... but that was 2 years ago.
      Mine had a slow coolant leak from a flange that bolts to the head. Also, they tend to burn a little oil. Pull the dipstick and make sure someone hasn't been running it too low.

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      09-30-2010 12:39 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Blue VW Golf View Post
      I'm purchasing an 06' A3 20T
      You poor bastard.

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      09-30-2010 08:46 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by tp. View Post
      dont buy it. buy a 2008.5 with tsi motor. You will thank us later
      +1. My 06 has had nothing but problems, including $2000 to replace the cam, follower, and HPFP. Get an 08.

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      09-30-2010 09:23 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Bezor View Post
      Aahahah!

      That needs to go into your sig line!
      ...Or somebody's!

      Quote Originally Posted by MisterJJ View Post
      A "jump from a VW to an Audi"?!? I wouldn't call it a jump. It's more like shuffling along the sidewalk, tripping on a crack, bumping into a gorgeous blonde, walking away in a daze, and later finding out that she stole your wallet.

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      09-30-2010 09:37 AM #13
      Unless you buy an 06 3.2, I haven't had any problems with mine (Knock on wood). Solid engine.
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    15. 09-30-2010 06:29 PM #14
      Speaking of wheel bearing failure, I've been getting this noise which sounds a lot like worn wheel bearing at high speed ... which isn't a surprise considering the mileage, but the strange thing is it cuts off very sharp at 120km/hr (~ 70mph). When I let the car slow down back to ~ 120km/hr, the sound comes right back.

      I thought wheel bearing problem will get louder as the car goes faster? Anybody else had this?

      I'll prob get it looked at at next maintenance anyways.

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      07-31-2017 05:53 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by MisterJJ View Post
      A "jump from a VW to an Audi"?!? I wouldn't call it a jump. It's more like shuffling along the sidewalk, tripping on a crack, bumping into a gorgeous blonde, walking away in a daze, and later finding out that she stole your wallet.
      Bump for one of the best posts ever.
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      08-01-2017 10:47 AM #16
      For a second I thought TP was back bumping old posts...lol
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      08-01-2017 11:07 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by Ponto View Post
      Bump for one of the best posts ever.
      Hahaha.... I thought that thread title looked familiar.
      Quote Originally Posted by MachnickiA3 View Post
      stick that in your "fleshy patch"

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      08-01-2017 12:42 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by neu318 View Post
      For a second I thought TP was back bumping old posts...lol
      I am the TP Now.

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      08-01-2017 01:23 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Ponto View Post
      I am the TP Now.

      LMFAO
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      Quote Originally Posted by Boost112 View Post
      Interests:Food being shoved in hot chicks faces.... and other stuff....

    21. 08-01-2017 04:22 PM #20
      I'm about to get the cam chain and tensioner replaced on mine, my follower cam and hpfp are ok, it's just idling loud


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      08-01-2017 04:32 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Audilove88 View Post
      I'm about to get the cam chain and tensioner replaced on mine, my follower cam and hpfp are ok, it's just idling loud


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      08-01-2017 04:35 PM #22
      Oh relevant to 7 year old thread hahaha
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      08-02-2017 09:22 PM #23
      Bump for sig.
      Quote Originally Posted by MisterJJ View Post
      A "jump from a VW to an Audi"?!? I wouldn't call it a jump. It's more like shuffling along the sidewalk, tripping on a crack, bumping into a gorgeous blonde, walking away in a daze, and later finding out that she stole your wallet.

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