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Very sad, sorry to hear all these trouble! The garage must have know about the issues! I hate to buy from Small garages, I bought a 3.0 TDI quattro 3 years ago and have had few issues, the car sold to me had intake manifold issue and engine warning light was on, so the garage they too out the instrument cluster and they've put a black tape to hide the light! Anyway I bought a VCDS and started to sort out issues myself .... have learnt my lesson and will never buy a car again without a very good inspection, specially not without scanning for any faults after test drive ...
Anyway, if you search on this forum or google you will see a lot of results for a known issues with A5 2.0 TFSI engine oil consumption. If the car is consuming a lot of engine oil then this is a very common fault with this specific engine and needs engine rebuild.
Normally small garages should have 3 months warranty from their side, so maybe seek some legal advise and write to them about the issue.
After this long, Talib, it had bloody well better be an upgrade to an R8!
Fuck me Talib...garage have sold you right up the river with that one...
Best of luck getting your money back...sounds as though you might need it...
Talib, my heart goes out to you. You have been sold a bag of shit and it seems it has taken ages too long to find out. I think it is almost certain that whoever dumped it on the seller was aware of the problems, even if the seller wasn't. ...
Frankly a magistrate in the family is of no use, you would be better off with a soprano...
Talib Soprano has a ring to it, doesn't it?
Anyway, best of luck and as you probably know if you bought any of it on a card, even just the deposit, or on finance, you have some additional routes to redress.
F-f-f-f-far out, T! That's... a complete headfuck, actually. I'm so sorry this has happened to you. Gird for war, man - time to go heavy legal!
Decision time, mate. Separate the emotion (and, yes, doing the forecourt "renovation" probably IS a bad idea) and try to look at this dispassionately. Do you want to keep the car or not? Does the investment you've already made in the car (parts, et al) warrant pursuing a proper fix, or do you take the hit on the things you're not going to be able to recover (the tint), go after a full refund and find another, similar, car?
Keep in mind that this isn't really about a nice car with a dud motor (and other little niggles), at least not any more. This is now about compelling the garage to either fund the new engine, or give you your money back (along with reasonable costs).
Like I said - decision time.
The one big fault certainly ups the ante on both the other smaller faults you already know about AND the possible ones you don't know about. It's a question of confidence, T - are you confident that a new engine will restore your belief in the car? For me, with the niggles you've already had on top of the dud motor, I'd be looking for a refund and finding another car. And, if you're thinking that's taking the easy way out, take some comfort from the knowledge that I've burned way too much time and money, and truly ridiculous amounts of emotional capital, on dud "heart" cars in the last 40 years to want to see you going down the same path in the early stages of your motoring journey.
Good luck, mate. Chickens being sacrificed for a good outcome.
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Man, I think you've pretty much got it covered! Remind me never to piss you off!
Aw, crap! That just straight-out sucks, T. I'm so sorry you've had to go through all this rubbish. And, no, it's not possible to burn through a valve in only 210 miles, unless the valve is made of aluminium foil, or there's a tiny little man inside your engine applying a blowtorch to it!
Hang on to the parts, mate. If the court action goes your way (and I strongly suspect it will), you might just end up with enough cash to simply replace the car with a facelift version!
Be my guest, mate. If it helps you nail these pricks, I'm in!
It's shitty being so excited to get a beautiful, and then realising that you just got majorly fucked over.
Everyone's nightmare come to life. Sorry T. Hope things start to fall in your favor after all this. Positive Vibes