I understand how the turbo works, but I was under the impression that as the turbo wore, the amount of boost it provided dimished. At least this has been the case with the other turbo cars that I have come across.
As far as pricing of a car, I agree that the total cost of ownership is what is important, but I dont want a money pit. I have seen several cars that friends have owned nickel and dime them to death.
What I'm more concerned with is the general reliability of these cars, will it nickel and dime you to death, or not.
Best wishes and take care,