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androide
01-15-2009, 04:51 PM
ok. here is the little problem. i live in virginia ...... and the car is in chicago illinois ...... is a 02 audi tt it looks beautiful !!!!! but then again i know about the issues with time belt and even though the mileage is 75 k and the price is a good deal only 10k. i will probably have to change the time belt. but this was my plane i was planning to call the nearest audi dealer and have it check the car and also include the check to the timing belt and have them give me a feedback on the car and if they said it was ok ( i know they will say time belt should be change lol ) but if everything else was ok. i was just going to pick up the car in one trip instead of multiples trips ..... is this a good idea? sorry for the long msg.... but i need advice on this purchase.....


here is the link for the car any other helpful comments are welcome.


Cars.com: 2002 Audi TT quattro (http://www.cars.com/go/search/detail.jsp;jsessionid=bgFmHSGyB0xT1PfmYod1Ql2?tab= summary&paId=299104672&recnum=&actLog=true&tracktype=usedcc&pageNumber=0&numResultsPerPage=50&largeNumResultsPerPage=0&sortorder=descending&sortfield=COLOR+descending%2cPRICE+descending&certifiedOnly=false&criteria=K-%7cE-%7cM-_4_%7cB-10000%7cD-_3218_%7cN-N%7cR-10000%7cI-1%2c7%7cP-COLOR+descending%2cPRICE+descending%7cQ-descending%7cZ-22042&aff=national)

HutchClutch
01-16-2009, 11:12 PM
I recently bought an '01 quattro coupe with 89k miles on it for 12.5k. Seemed like a great deal, because the timing belt was already taken care of etc etc. Here's the only issue- I just dropped about 2.5k in delayed effect repairs over the last 2 weeks. Needed new tires, 1 new wheel, 1 wheel to be welded, all new manifold lines, emissions system repairs, etc.

Point is, be careful. I'd suggest checking it out in more detail.

And timing belt is like 3.1k fix, so you're going to pay more than 10,000 in the long run. That might also mean you need the serpentine belt replaced, new water pump, new fuel pump, new oil filter, etc etc etc etc.

For that low, something smells fishy. Truth is, if it's too good to be true, it probably is.

Vsquared97
02-02-2009, 03:44 PM
I have a 2002 TT with only 42K miles on it. I have babied this car since I bought it and enjoyed it thoroughly while under warranty. However, recently I had to have both horns replaced, the passenger window motor replaced, and the rear brake pads replaced = $2,000.

Then 2 weeks ago (from what the dealer is telling me), the water pump seized, causing the timing belt to explode, thus destroying my cylinders and causing about $6500 worth of engine damage. Thus, in the last 6 months, I've sunk $8500 into my formerly-wonderful, babied, low-mileage car.

I have 2 primary recommendations:
1. Don't buy a TT that's not under warranty. It's a beautiful car, fun to drive (and surprisingly spacious as well) but hell on the wallet if out of warranty.

2. If you still want a 2002 TT with low miles, let me know. I live in N. Virginia and will be selling mine after I get the engine repaired / replaced. I'm burnt out on the repair risks. [Like I said, the car is in incredible shape--not a scratch on it, garage-housed, and repaired / serviced by the dealership at all intervals.]

3. Timing belt--yes, get it taken care of before you drive it to Virginia. It is covered under the class action, I believe.

mazymus
02-16-2009, 08:44 PM
how much would you be willing to sell it for? please pm me with asking price tx

I have a 2002 TT with only 42K miles on it. I have babied this car since I bought it and enjoyed it thoroughly while under warranty. However, recently I had to have both horns replaced, the passenger window motor replaced, and the rear brake pads replaced = $2,000.

Then 2 weeks ago (from what the dealer is telling me), the water pump seized, causing the timing belt to explode, thus destroying my cylinders and causing about $6500 worth of engine damage. Thus, in the last 6 months, I've sunk $8500 into my formerly-wonderful, babied, low-mileage car.

I have 2 primary recommendations:
1. Don't buy a TT that's not under warranty. It's a beautiful car, fun to drive (and surprisingly spacious as well) but hell on the wallet if out of warranty.

2. If you still want a 2002 TT with low miles, let me know. I live in N. Virginia and will be selling mine after I get the engine repaired / replaced. I'm burnt out on the repair risks. [Like I said, the car is in incredible shape--not a scratch on it, garage-housed, and repaired / serviced by the dealership at all intervals.]

3. Timing belt--yes, get it taken care of before you drive it to Virginia. It is covered under the class action, I believe.

docurley
02-17-2009, 02:43 AM
I have a 2002 TT with only 42K miles on it. I have babied this car since I bought it and enjoyed it thoroughly while under warranty. However, recently I had to have both horns replaced, the passenger window motor replaced, and the rear brake pads replaced = $2,000.

Then 2 weeks ago (from what the dealer is telling me), the water pump seized, causing the timing belt to explode, thus destroying my cylinders and causing about $6500 worth of engine damage. Thus, in the last 6 months, I've sunk $8500 into my formerly-wonderful, babied, low-mileage car.

I have 2 primary recommendations:
1. Don't buy a TT that's not under warranty. It's a beautiful car, fun to drive (and surprisingly spacious as well) but hell on the wallet if out of warranty.

2. If you still want a 2002 TT with low miles, let me know. I live in N. Virginia and will be selling mine after I get the engine repaired / replaced. I'm burnt out on the repair risks. [Like I said, the car is in incredible shape--not a scratch on it, garage-housed, and repaired / serviced by the dealership at all intervals.]

3. Timing belt--yes, get it taken care of before you drive it to Virginia. It is covered under the class action, I believe.

I would say the cam belt snapped and they told you the water pump seized so that you could not claim under the warrantee. If the pump seized you would have noticed a heating issue way before the cam belt would have blown in my eyes.

I have to say it sounds like you have been very unlucky of late with the car but some of these bills could have been done a lot cheaper if you undertook some of these things your self if you are a bit of a DIY person and second use a good Audi specialist to keep cost down. I have to say Audi are not that great in fixing small things they tend to want to replace everything rather than a small thing.