2000 Audi TT 1,8 Tq 1.8 turbo
Great design - terrible quality!
The turbo blew twice in the first year and then again last year.
Sometimes it won't start, you just have to wait an hour or two.
The fault memory always says something is wrong with the car.
It makes some weird noises from behind the dashboard.
The headlamps never works on the left side of the car.
There is no color left on the side of the driver-seat even though it's leather.
Although I love the design I would never buy one of these again! It has serious problems with the quality.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 23rd April, 2003
Good work old chap. To drive 5000 km in three years and destroy 3 turbos is really an achievement. In my opinion, the fault is not in the car (I own one with 130000 km and no turbo problems, and I know three other owners (no problem) but with the driver which does not know how to treat a turbo car...
I agree with the previous comments, I change my oil every 5000 miles, also use throttle progressively to build boost pressure, don't stamp it down.
I agree with one of the previous comments. It's not the car, it's the owner. If you've never owned a turbo car before, than you're probably not doing what you're supposed to be, hence blowing turbos.
VAG turbos are very fragile. If some of you consider this owner to be too brutal with his car, that does not explain why these turbos don't last long in TTs, in A4s, in A3s, in Passats, in Jettas, etc... Just change to another brand. Mercedes, BMW or Lexus will be much better.