2005 Audi A6 SE TDI 2.0 turbo diesel


Terrible engine, awful car


This is without doubt, the worst car I have ever owned.

At 56k, the small bit of plastic that keeps the belt secured to the oil pump snapped. This caused the oil pump to stop pumping oil around the engine. It totally killed the car; the engine seized, the turbo blew, and one injector packed up. The total cost for repair was well over £4k.

Never ever buy a BLB VAG 2.0 TDI engine. Search Google for 2.0 TDI oil problems, and just look at the number of people who have suffered the same fate as me.

I am writing this in the hope that if you are considering buying any car that uses the 2.0 TDI engine from 2004 to 2005 (it was updated in 2006), and this includes Audi, VW and Seat - DO NOT.

This is a design fault with the engine; do not buy one and hope for the best as I did.

General Comments:

Apart from the engine falling out, the steering was too light. This wasn't a fault, and might be down to the fact I'm used to BMW.

I hated this car, and glad it is out of my life.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th January, 2012

21st Jan 2012, 05:55

That's too bad. I had the old '97 1.9L TDI, and for once VAG had a pretty good reliable product, other than the control electronics.

It will be interesting to see if these high sales numbers will translate into major sales losses, in the future. VAG doesn't appear to be interested in quality and reliability. Then they go and sell replacement parts at atrociously high prices and the dealers soak you for all you got, only to find out that it didn't even address the problems you were having. To be fair, the original dealer that I bought my VW from had integrity and they never mislead me. Unfortunately, they went out of business and I had to take my vehicle to a non-dealer shop for service. I then started doing it all myself.