Thanks. I guess I would rather upgrade into better tech and want a little more room for my two Siberian Huskies as well. I feel I'm also bored with the Golf and just want something newer/nicer.I don't think you're going to find the front seats in the Audi much bigger than the Golf. More room in back, but not a ton more. If you're 6'4" it's unlikely someone would be able to sit behind you in the A3 (or a Sportwagen, for that matter). Two door Golfs are pretty friendly to taller people. The length of the doors make a big difference when the seat is pushed back.
I wonder if the oil consumption in your Golf is a worn turbo.
My prediction is you'll miss the MKIV when it's gone. I have a '15 GSW I bought to replace my '02 Jetta Wagon, which now has 383K miles on it. Guess which one I drive every day.
At 310K miles with an oil consumption issue and some rust, your car is probably worth closer to $1,500 than $5,000. Another reason to keep it.
I agree with both thoughts. Definitely don't try to fix the car to sell it. And if you think its time to move on then it probably is. All the fixed TDI's are good deals now in my opinion.Well there's your answer. If you're bored with the Golf it's probably time for a change. Any money you spend on it now will probably not feel good.
I saw your thread, I can only guess that the oil use has something to do with the oil pickup/pump or blowby getting into the combustion chambers when you corner hard. Maybe not the turbo. If you're selling the car I certainly wouldn't replace it if you're not sure.
This is great news, thank you! Any recommendations on what I should look for (avoid or typical issues) when looking at an A3?Too funny, I daily an 03 2 door Golf and the wife has a 2010 A3 TDI. It's a great car, we liked it enough to opt for the fix and take the cash rather than do the buyback. It's up to 253k now! One thing about it though is that you're only going to see high 30s at best stock. Once deleted and tuned you'll get better. She has entered fuel ups with fuelly since 80k miles so it's well tracked. It gets 42-45 consistently now and we both drive with a heavy foot.
What I tell everyone about owning any CR TDI is thisThis is great news, thank you! Any recommendations on what I should look for (avoid or typical issues) when looking at an A3?
Thank you! I'm picking up a 2012 on Saturday!What I tell everyone about owning any CR TDI is this
1. 2micron HPFP kit or cp3 swap (after warranty is out)
2. 2micron serpentine belt kit (rare failure but happened to me!)
3. Delete and tune (after warranty)
I have run only shell or BP diesel since I've owned it and I recently took apart the pump to check things out and the cam and roller looked great. Good quality diesel is a must for these things
Looks great love the color!Thank you both! Here are some DSLR shots I took of it on my drive home:
I love it!
You do realize you could sell the DSG and just about cover the Euro 6spd swap right? I've considered itGreat pictures. I love the look of the A3 hatch. If they had made it with a stick shift I'd own one right now.