Originally Posted by SkizzDawg
Might not be the turbo itself, but a boost leak...especially if it sounds like a bov on occasion. I'd trace your vacuum lines/seals/gaskets that are related to boost pressure. Yolu might find the problem and be able to fix it for a hell of a lot less than a new turbo.
If it is the turbo, I see VF series turbos on ebay often. Good luck.