7th Aug 2006, 12:17

I agree with the above commenter. If you drive your car too hard, it will break down on you. Don't over rev your engine, and I suspect you didn't baby your engine during the 1,500 km break in period either. The 1.8T engine IS pretty well bulletproof. I have a friend who has 3 cars with that engine in it, 1998 Audi A4, 2002 Audi TT, and 2004 VW GTi. All with flawless reliability.

2nd Aug 2007, 03:11

How dare you people dismiss the first guys comments. You may have had good times with your cars, but that doesn't mean that everyone else has been that lucky. Some cars no matter what make are just lemons.

25th Jan 2008, 13:49

I have had almost the same exact problem as the first comment. My engine ceased on the interstate at 5:30 in the morning and I was lucky I wasn't hurt or killed. I had the car towed to the dealership and after 3 weeks of arguing with the mechanics, they finally admitted that the engines were faulty in the 2002 models. So they ended up giving me an older engine than I had originally. I am convinced that Audi's are poorly made. I have had my car for 13 months and it has been in the shop 5 times and approx 60 days total. I will not buy another Audi. They look nice, but are not worth the aggravation.

22nd Apr 2009, 20:42

I've heard of the 1.8 turbo engines failing. Go to audiworld.com, or look at the Audi forums if you don't believe me or the author. It's the same engine they placed in the VW Jetta, and their owners are also complaining about it. If you get an A4, get the non-turbo; less headaches. Also stay away from the Tiptronic automatic.

19th May 2011, 21:52

The 1.8T sludges up inside, surges, and has problems with camshaft seals leaking. Great engine my A$$. The water pump won't even last until it's time to change the timing belt? Ignition coils won't even last 3 years?