IS 99420 MILES A LOT?

  • Tiny
  • Nebster
  • 2005 Volkswagen Passat
  • 99,420 miles

Hi

I'm looking at maybe buying a 2005 VW Passat 1.9tdi. (I don't have any knowledge of Turbo diesels.) The car has 160 000km on the clock. Is that reasonable and are services expensive?

Thanks in advance.

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Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 AT 7:40 AM

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  • mhpautos
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I would be getting a comp test done, if they are all with in specs you should not have a problem, check the service history in the service book, a well maintained diesel will go for years and years, 500,000 Kms is not uncommon befor any serious work should be expected. Service costs are not that bad, a fraction more than petrol ideally fuel and air filters changed more often then petrol.

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Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 AT 7:44 AM
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Thanks will try and get the test done. :)

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Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 AT 11:40 AM
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  • vwscott
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Make sure you get the engine and trans up to operating temp. See how they do, by then you should have an idea then try to scan the sytems and subsystems for faults. Most likely if anything is wrong it will show up then. 6miles/10 km is a drive cycle, some faults take 2 or 3 drive cycles to show up. Try driving 20 minutes then shut the car off for a few minutes then do that a few more times. These cars do self tests while you drive. If you get the car make sure to keep up the maintenance as mentioned above. Check the owner's manual foor maint. Schedule.

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Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 AT 8:23 AM

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