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In my current search for a R ive been looking at vehicles around £12k, 40-50k mileage 2007/08 reg.

However what are peoples opinions going for say a 2006 with 60-70k mileage? Aside from standard services and dsg/haldex at 40k, are there any concerns I should be weary of? Thought I would cast my net wider and even perhaps save a grand or two.
 

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In my opinion that's not a high mileage. Buy on condition and history and forget about mileage.

I would much rather buy a car that's used everyday and does a few miles rather than one that just does a couple of miles daily and nothing gets up to temperature.
 
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Nothing wrong with high miles on any car it's just the care they have had along the way ill put money on my 115,000 miles is a better car than some half my mileage

Regular service is the key
 

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I bought mine with 61000 on and no worries just make sure its stamped up or so. Even if not VW as I have part serv history. Nothing different between a 40k an 60k than any other make or model car.
 

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In my opinion that's not a high mileage. Buy on condition and history and forget about mileage.

I would much rather buy a car that's used everyday and does a few miles rather than one that just does a couple of miles daily and nothing gets up to temperature.
Totally agree

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Nothing wrong with high miles on any car it's just the care they have had along the way ill put money on my 115,000 miles is a better car than some half my mileage

Regular service is the key
I agree with this I know for a fact my 101000 mile one is in better condition than alot of lower mile ones

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I bought my R with 15k on the clock and would never buy a high mileage car. Can't say I've hardly ever had to repair a car in my life. I bought the R with such low mileage it came with the Service and MOT pack so I've had 2 free services and 2 free MOT's. Actually I haven't repaired, replaced or had to pay for a service or MOT since owning my R. Just Fuel, Ins and Tax. That's not the only reason I always wait for a low mileage example to crop up, I also like the peace of mind, not wondering "what's that noise" "what was that" "why's that rattling". My car drives like new which assures me the car is fine but I also like the reassurance I get psychologically from seeing the low reading on the mileometer.

Like others have said there's nothing wrong with a high mileage R it's just personal preference. I made sure my R had low miles, a fvwsh, I had info on previous owners (very few which is much more common with lower mileage cars) that I was happy with the seller and the car in general. A low mileage R with no service history and a boy racer previous owner is going to be worse than a well looked after high mileage R. For me I wouldn't buy either. At the end of the day if you're choosing between 2 R's that have both been well looked after with FDSH, one with 20k and 2 owners, the other with 60k and 6 owners, I know which will be the one more likely to break down. On the flip side the 60k R with 6 owners is going to be cheaper to buy.
 
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To he honest, I never buy high mileage cars, I just end up selling high mileage cars hence my point of view.

To do high mileages in a relatively short period means the car must have spent most of it's life cruising up and down the motorway.

My worry with extremely low mileage cars is that they tend to do short journeys or spend their life in the city, which is when most stress is put on the components.

My Dad has a 2004 Polo with only 26k miles which he's owned since new.
 

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To he honest, I never buy high mileage cars, I just end up selling high mileage cars hence my point of view.

To do high mileages in a relatively short period means the car must have spent most of it's life cruising up and down the motorway.

My worry with extremely low mileage cars is that they tend to do short journeys or spend their life in the city, which is when most stress is put on the components.

My Dad has a 2004 Polo with only 26k miles which he's owned since new.
Me too buy em low sell em high but doing it that way you know the full history

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Opinion on this? http://www.autotrade...165aq?logcode=p

Never bought a car over 45k on the clock but considering this. Price wise what do people think? Its registered in Jan 06 so I believe its cheaper tax - dealer also said only one owner. serviced regularly but no dsg service at 40k - they did advise that they would throw this into the price and do this for me as it has not been done. Ideally would like to keep for minimum a year but aim is not to take a huge hit on resale price

edit - will do a MOT for me too but no tax included.
 

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Personally, i wouldn't entertain that car purely on the fact that the DSG service has not been carried out on schedule and is in fact 26k miles overdue. A DSG service is under £200 so no excuse for a caring owner not to have it done. What else has been neglected?
 
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Personally, i wouldn't entertain that car purely on the fact that the DSG service has not been carried out on schedule and is in fact 26k miles overdue. A DSG service is under £200 so no excuse for a caring owner not to have it done. What else has been neglected?
I would but it would have to be damn cheap
 

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You can just tell when a car's been looked after. The signs are obvious as will be the sellers attitude and enthusiasm about the car.

People in this country are too hung up on dealer stamps and in my experience it counts for nothing. As the others have said, condition is more important than a stamped up book and mileage.

If it were a car that needed very particular & important attention during a service (such as M3 tappet adjustment) then dealer or specialist servicing carries more weight (and bartering power!). There is nothing about the R32 that requires special attention. Everything is easily servicable and to VW, it's just another Golf and will be treated as such whilst it's in their premises.
 

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Really appreciate peoples opinions on the cars I put up, it doesn't go unnoticed.

Really frustrating trying to find a great R thats been cared for in budget and with a decent px value for my current car. Went to go see a shadow blue the other day, nice but its not got the xfactor a DBP brings to the table. Its one of half a dozen ive seen with no DSG work carried out - nor had the haldex been done which im sure is due at 40k too
 

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Yip, 40k for the Haldex too.
 
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