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    Thread: Lookin at buying used tt

    1. 04-30-2012 09:00 PM #1
      So i found a 225hp with 140,000 on it for $5000. it has most the basic bolt ons already but he says it burn about a quart a month and he thinks it's the turbo. What would you all think? I'm hopeing for just a turbo rebuild and it be good!

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      04-30-2012 09:02 PM #2
      Burning oil? Is the turbo really blown or is that just what he's saying? With 140k it could be more
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      if this really happens, I'm 'stancing' my car and going for some 'hellaflush'.


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      04-30-2012 09:12 PM #4
      Honestly I would pass. It seems like it was beat on by a kid and will have more hidden problems. Plus the cars dont get 30mpg and his mods will not give you almost 300hp. Seems shady to me
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      if this really happens, I'm 'stancing' my car and going for some 'hellaflush'.

    4. 04-30-2012 09:18 PM #5
      even for $5000? i figured i could always stroke the engine if it decides to die.

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      04-30-2012 09:55 PM #6
      Well if you don't mind putting another 5-10k into it then you'll be ok then
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      Quote Originally Posted by Marcus_Aurelius View Post
      if this really happens, I'm 'stancing' my car and going for some 'hellaflush'.

    6. 04-30-2012 10:05 PM #7
      i guess bottom line is i thought that for $5000 even with a sudo bad motor that it was a good deal? Opinions?

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      05-01-2012 12:10 AM #8
      Front passenger's side is scraped up pretty bad. He might be thinking he's getting 30 mpg from the onboard computer but in my experience it's not accurate, real world is 23-24. I'd pass even at 5K, you can still find nicer TTs that have been better taken care of.

    8. 05-01-2012 12:23 AM #9
      well if you find one please let me know!3 Im in the hunt.

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      05-01-2012 07:49 AM #10
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      if this really happens, I'm 'stancing' my car and going for some 'hellaflush'.

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      05-01-2012 03:09 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by PLAYED TT View Post
      Honestly I would pass. It seems like it was beat on by a kid and will have more hidden problems. Plus the cars dont get 30mpg and his mods will not give you almost 300hp. Seems shady to me
      I get 38mpg Consistently on the highway
      Ahh skeet skeet

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      05-01-2012 03:15 PM #12
      No you don't unless you have a miracle car
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      05-01-2012 03:27 PM #13
      some haldex issues but Im averaging about 32 or so.

      So I guess I lied
      Ahh skeet skeet

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      05-01-2012 03:45 PM #14
      32 I could believe. My best tank was 29.4.

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      05-01-2012 04:00 PM #15
      Maybe the screen says that but that's not a consistent reading. My screen says I get 200mpg ever so often so I must get that? Mine averages 25 with my style of driving and that's around the average with maybe + or - a few
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      if this really happens, I'm 'stancing' my car and going for some 'hellaflush'.

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      05-01-2012 04:03 PM #16
      i use to hyper milage my car and the best i got was 32. I also had very similar mods to this guy. and 300hp maybe flywheel more like 280 flywheel.

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      05-01-2012 04:05 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by PLAYED TT View Post
      Maybe the screen says that but that's not a consistent reading. My screen says I get 200mpg ever so often so I must get that? Mine averages 25 with my style of driving and that's around the average with maybe + or - a few
      Ya James but you also have lots of hills and high traffic, that effects your gas milage more then you think.

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      05-01-2012 04:20 PM #18
      True but that's a huge stretch for our cars.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Marcus_Aurelius View Post
      if this really happens, I'm 'stancing' my car and going for some 'hellaflush'.

    18. 05-01-2012 04:23 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by PLAYED TT View Post
      Honestly I would pass. It seems like it was beat on by a kid and will have more hidden problems. Plus the cars dont get 30mpg and his mods will not give you almost 300hp. Seems shady to me
      what he said !


      wait and find a good one. pay the extra up front. or you will pay out the @ss after you get it.

      i know someone who bought a 01 with super low miles on it. but the previous owner played around with engine too much after a year so many engine parts were replaced and hes still taking it in every couple weeks for stupid things that i havent had to replace yet and i have higher mileage.

      if you can find one that someone babied and has all the papers and reciepts. thats what i would go for.

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      05-01-2012 04:46 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by BigBlackTiTTy View Post
      if you can find one that someone babied and has all the papers and reciepts. thats what i would go for.
      This. It took me months to find what I was looking for, but I finally found a clean, low milage TT that had not been abused or messed with. The dude who was selling said it was his wife's car, and she worked from home so it sat in the garage most of the time. A stack of receipts showing where it had been maintained regularly sealed the deal for me. I paid a little more than what I was planning but it was the nicest TT I had seen. Three years later and I'm still in love with it.

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