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Golf r32 mk5 itch is about to get scratched, in dire need of some help


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Musse

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Hi! 

New member and first time poster. I currently drive a Golf mk7 1.6tdi 4motion, but I´m looking to trade it in for a Golf r32 mk5.

 

Going for a test drive in one this weekend and I´m kind of worried. They recently did a big service of everything except the haldek. But it has 21500 mil (215000 km or 133594 miles) and that makes me worried.

I have watched heaps of videos and read a ton about what to look out for. But I feel there is a lack of info about high mileage golf r32 mk5s. The timing chain is one of the things that scare me and I dont have access to a VCDS/Vagcom thingy.

 

I have written down a 3 page list (on paper) for things to check for, but any help is appreciated!

 

 

So, anyone have any words of wisdom?



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Andy

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If you buy it from a garage ask them for proof

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Welcome.
There are many variables to take into account when buying any car, millage being just one, but many people are too hung up on the mileage of a car when buying. You could buy a car with half that mileage and it could be complete piece of you know what and cause you one expensive ball ache after another, because its been neglected. I would sooner buy a higher mileage car that been loved and maintained than a low mileage car that's been neglected. Check the service history, do an Mot check that can can give you a clue about previous owners maintenance regime, does it have a nice pile of receipts showing the maintenance history If you are still worried get a mechanic to go through the car, the AA & RAC offer such a service. If you are still that concerned walk away.

Edited by P19_MUF, 19 February 2021 - 10:43 AM.





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