So my wife is in love with sprint blue s4's and we just happened to find a local 2010 3.0T s4 in sprint blue it's got the auto(dsg?) which is perfect for her. Are there any reliability issues with these engines? I'm a tech so working on/ fixing won't be a huge deal this once has 32k on it and I believe is cpo. Is it a worthwhile buy or should I stay away?
Check that the water pump & thermostat are already checked/replaced, in service records.
Add a screen to the SC intercooler, after you get the car.
MY11 S4, DSG, B/O, Nav, SD
Water pump failures are the biggest threat so far. Some of the 3.0Ts do consume some oil. Mine does. Lots of people have been tracking to see if there is a carbon build up problem like in the 4.2 V8s. So far, there has been no reports of bad build up that i've seen. If it has a sport diff, those may have a seal leak too. Other than that, the cars seem to be fairly reliable & fun! I have a 2011 sprint blue, so I'm a little biased, but I say go for it.
Edit - i must be tired. I missed all the other posts saying pretty much what I just said. I'm interested too-- Diid you get it?
Last edited by gdss4; 07-15-2012 at 12:41 AM.