Need help in making a judgement call:
Here's the quick lowdown on my first Audi (owner 2 yrs).
It has only 52K miles (in Boston), BUT.....
1. It's punishing me with yearly control arm/ball joint problems.
(Replaced 5 control arms in the last 3 years.) (~$280 ea.)
2. Front steering rack needs to be replaced as it's begun leaking
steering fluid. (~$1800)
3. I'm loooking at 60K miles coming up which seems to be when a timing
belt replacement is in order (~$1500)
4. Engine is in great shape, but some of the trimmings (tiptronic,
child door lock on left rear) are busted.
Is this "normal" for all cars? Just Audi's??
Is it time to unload this problematic Audi and start saving for
another, or am I just hitting a usual expensive bump in the road?
Thanks in advance for weighing in.....