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So my search for an R32 continues. I have a couple of candidates which i need to arrange to see next week as they are miles away from me.
One is at a main dealer ( Not a VW dealer though ) What sort of warranty can i expect from dealers ( not honest Johns type these are main franchised dealers albeit of other marques than VW.

I am a bit stressed over buying a pig, I can get RAC inspection done but on past experience they don't find a whole lot more than i ever did when buying stuff. Perhaps i shouldn't have read up too much on DSG failure and Timing Chains ! Have also done a warranty direct quote which comes out at £100 a month for the top level cover however not sure if they are even any good. Seem to remember reading stuff about them finding ways out of paying.
I will be able to keep a good few ££ back if i don't go too mad on the price of the car and could stick that in a decent interest account and forget about it, possibly then never have to spend it too which would be nice. I also do not want my husbands "told you so'". Had 2 mk4 Gti's in the past, loved them but both were dogs and cost me a fortune over the couple of years therefore husband type item moans every time he hears the words Volkswagen . Would like to prove him wrong ha
 

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One thing I would keep in mind is that owners forums will always highlight flaws and faults more than you would find in general circumstances. The number of cars with timing chain and DSG issues relative to the number of cars actually in existence is probably quite small it just probably seems more common on a forum. Timing chains can go on any car, and mechatronic units can be refurbed for a few hundred pounds if the worst happens.

Doesn't really help with your warranty question but maybe help reaffirm your decision to buy an R.

Sent from my ST18i
 

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End of the day, any car can have issues and don't get bogged down with reading bad reviews over certain things. If I was after an R now, I'd ensure it had full service, and where possible buy from a forum member.

Yes we drive the cards hard sometimes, as they're meant to, but we also look after them really well and often a peace of mind of seeing the car on here over the years is better than buying blind at a garage even with an RAC inspection.

Warranty Direct are not worth the paper they are written on, as out most warranties you get.
 

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I bought my mkv from Vw and it turned out to be a bag of nails
2 engines
2 flywheels
Transfer box
Plus some other bits
The only upside was it was covered by warranty
 

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Message chris1985 on here he is selling a dbp mk5 and it is absolutely immaculate, has dsg, leather etc 46k miles and full service. He is well into his detailing so the paintwork is pristine. I think he want 10,500 for it .

Hope this helps!

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Gut instinct will always be right. Dealer or not, you know yourself what to look out for. Always a risk with buying 2nd hand cars, theres only so much you can check. Good luck
 
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