I bought my first ever car (a 04 VW Golf Mk5) in December 2012 at 64,000 on the clock for £2600. I recently got it serviced and had to replace the timing chain and tensioner.
After servicing, my mechanic found error codes and problems with these: Engine Management System (EMS) was removed, 17748: Cam shaft position sensor, 17441: NOx Sensor and 00562: Oil level sensor G266.
My mechanic suggested I should get the parts needed and just bring it in for fitting to help with costs. So far, the parts I found (excluding the NOx Sensor and EMS) come to £250. He also hinted to me Japanese cars are a lot more reliable and cheaper. To be honest, I really enjoy driving a golf and really like the car, but am I being realistic? My budget is quite low at the moment.
My question is, is it worth keeping my favourite car with these problems (though the parts I found are cheap) or trading it in for a very similar car? (Mazda3, SEAT Altea (2004) or a suggestion?).
have the same problem?
Monday, July 8th, 2013 AT 3:53 AM