Long time lurker here. All of your posts have helped me tremendously over the years, even if I never commented before. Thanks, much!
Anyways, after loving and losing my B5 (2001), I bought a used 2010 B6 early last month. It has 20,000 miles on it and I like it a lot. Heck, after 20 years of driving old cars, it's my first "nice car." And my first car payment.
When I test drove it at the dealer, there was a "wub-wub" but I figured it was the tires. Before signing I got the dealer to put new tires on it. From what I can tell, they are decent tires -- General Altimax HP 235/45/17.
After I bought my new babe and took her home, the "wub-wub-wub" persisted even with the new tires. I figured they were cheap tires and had road noise, but now I'm not so sure. I put the full-sized spare on today and drove around and the noise is still there, especially around smooth turns. So now I'm thinking the problem is bad wheel bearings.
My question -- is it possible to need wheel bearings replaced after only 20k miles?
The bumper-to-bumper warranty ran out at the end of March and now I'm kicking myself because I don't think wheel bearings are covered in the remaining manufacturer's powertrain warranty.
If you can hear through the rain, I put a video up of driving today. The wub-wub starts around 0:10.