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2018, GT Sport with DCT. At a bit over 18K miles. The car suddenly (like flipping a switch) began running very badly. Limped to a safe area. Had it towed to the dealership. They found cylinder scoring and it needs a new motor, a 6 to 7 month wait! :eek: Thinking it's a fluke, I was prepared to wait, but talking to the chief mechanic it seems (according to him) that this is really not all that uncommon for this motor. He claims he's personally seen this 4 times with this motor and pointed to another car waiting for a motor in his lot. I'm appalled. I loved this car, but I've moved on.
 

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I didn't find much online about outright failures, but one thing I found was a comment that the engine is sensitive to "oil quality". Overall, the 1.6 Turbo seems OK in terms of reliability AFAIK. I always had it serviced at the dealer and followed Mfg recommendations for oil change frequency. I know that dealers and most shops use "bulk" oil. I don't know if this was a factor, but cylinder scoring, to me, seems like an oil related failure. There's plenty of higher mileage EGTS for sale out there so I'm still inclined to think it's not an overt, common engine fault, but perhaps a dealer/service related problem, or perhaps just a fluke. I liked everything else about the car, but of course they're not making them anymore. In an effort to minimize the hassle of the whole thing, I traded it in for what seems to me to be a fair deal on a 2022 Tucson with the 2.5 naturally aspirated engine. It's not as fun to drive as the EGTS, but has more room for my hobby equipment.
 

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Can't say I've heard of to many engine failures with the 1.6t, even those making good power. If anything, some of the 1st gen veloster guys have put some good mileage on the original engine/turbo with no issues
 
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