I think some around here are around 110k or 120k now and stil going.
I picked up my 2006 2.0T this summer and it only had 31,000 miles. I'm curious how long these things can go if they're well maintained and not beat on? For example, how long can you typically go on the stock turbo?
If you have over 100K, post your mileage and a quick update on how your car is running.
Last edited by lausch; 09-30-2012 at 09:07 AM.
06' 3rd engine (two died before I owned it due to cam follower), the turbo died right after went APR stage 2 at 80k.
I'm now at 115k and the car feels strong.
2006 Audi A3 2.0T DSG, sport, winter, APR stg II
2002 BMW X5 4.4 V8
1997 BMW 328ic 5spd, sport
1989 BMW 325i 5spd, M50 motorswap, stripped for track duty
206 000 KM. At least half of that is track mileage, and I don't go easy on it. I beat the HELL out of the car. All i do is regular maintenance, the occasional wheel bearing here and there, had the thermostat changed (known issue), recently changed cam position sensor ($30) and the window switch finally gave out two weeks ago ($70) plus all recalls/updates.
I've spent probably $2000 in repairs in the life of the car (brakes included) which is going on 7 years. Not too bad in my opinion. And she still pulls pretty good (GIAC software, H&R coils, STaSIS BBK, Carbonio Intake, Custom exhaust). I'm just gonna keep pushing her until she dies.
Edit - In those 7 years I've had a hell of a lot of fun driving it!
Vehicle: 2006 Audi A3 2.0T (6spd)
I purchased the car second hand with 75,000 miles are so. The car is running fine with no major problems or anything since I do regular oil changes (every 5K miles) and do routine maintenance. I'm running APR Stage I on my car and planning to go APR Stage II+ in the near future.
- had to replace battery once, normal since there is A LOT of heat under the engine bay, these go out every 3-4 years or so according to ppl on the forums
- one of coil packs went out on car, was replaced by dealership under warranty for free
- performed carbon cleaning at around 110K miles which made the car idle smoother and perform a little better
- did cam follower TSB service which is now covered under extended warranty
- did water pump/timing belt service
- no oil leaks so far, except I think a previous service mechanic crossthreaded the oil drain plug so there is small amt of oil leak from that area, no leaks from gasket
- like transmission fluid misting around tranny pan, not much though
I'm hoping the car lasts me another 200K miles. I'm trying to save up for a house right now, so I'm going to try to keep this car running for as along as I can.
2007 (march build) 2.0T 135,000 miles.
Serviced/maintained every 7500-10k No mods, 80% freeway driven (no stop and go). Occasional twisties and high rpm driving- but i rarely push past redline. Only had one major problem- Cam Follower (covered by audi, after some involvement by Audi USA)
PCV changed by me. TB serviced at 80k. DSG serviced every 35000-40000 miles.
This has been one of the most reliable car i've owned from the VW stable.
Last edited by tiptronic; 10-02-2012 at 02:37 PM.
Mine has 130k miles. Lately had to turn off Revo Stage 1 because of problems with missing when hot, between 2k and 3k rpm. I don't believe it has anything to do with Revo but with valve deposits. With Revo off it drives ok and I plan on getting rid of it in less than a year so not sure I will bother with it.
Either way, never had an issue. Even with the mechatronic problem, still never had a problem. Both the Engine and transmission are flashed with GIAC.
EDIT : 60 km on track from rentals. Not to mention all the track days and autocross that I've done separately. So I'm ball parking it at about half my current mileage.
Last edited by ApexAudi; 10-02-2012 at 09:35 AM.
Still 80 000km with out two oil changes ... that's pretty awesome considering lol
I have a friend who works for the Audi Factory Racing Team with the R18's and other cars. Before that he worked for various Porsche teams. After each 12 or 24 hour race he said the Porsche motors were shot and needed a full rebuild. The Audi motors on the other hand needed a little refreshing and were capable of lasting a full season before a full tear down. He says the balance and tolerances are so precise and the engines are incredibly well designed, so much so that he would never drive anything other than an Audi.
his favorite motor:
2008 A3 2.0T DSG S-Line Revo Stage 1
2006 Cayman S TPC Turbo
2012 S4 DSG
2014 S6 (due in shortly)
I'm at 123,xxx in my 2006 after this past weekend's trip. Pulls like a chaaaaamp. I have had APR stage 1 software since ~70k? and a 3" downpipe since this spring. I beat it often. I'm probably parking it for the winter now that I've got a secondary vehicle. I'm about due for a cam follower and second intake valve cleaning. Keep on top of your regular maintenance items and she ruv you wrong time. Also, whenever I do any sort of work, I take some extra time to clean the parts I pull off and the area around where I'm working. It's nice when you don't have to get completely filthy, and I tell myself keeping the dirt to a minimum helps the parts last longer. If not, it at least looks decent.
When I pull the wheels off, I clean the insides of the barrels, inside the wheel wells. When I cleaned my intake valves, I cleaned my intake manifold as well. Stuff like that.
2007 Ibis White A3 2.0T S-Line DSG
2007 2.0T Sline - 110k miles - STaSIS Stage II w/ AWE metal downpipe, Forge Twintake
Synthetic Oil Changes 5kmiles - DSG service every 40-50k
Running Strong, no problems "knock on wood"
STaSIS CHALLENGE AUDI S5 Ice Silver/Black Napa Leather,6MT,Side Assist,NAV,TECH,B&O,Carbon Inlay,STaSIS ECU & Exhaust,Ohlins STaSIS Susp Pkg,STaSIS Swaybar,MTM Brembo 8 piston brakes,dimpled oem rear rotors,20" EUR Wheels,BMC Air Filter,RS4 Pedal Kit,Clear Bra,LED Taillights,Power Folding Mirrors A6 S-line-Brilliant Black,Tip,NAV,Bose,Air Susp,ADS,19" RS4 Wheels,S6 LED A3/S3 -Brilliant Black,2.0t,DSG,NAV,LED,Stage II+