RSD have a Seat Alhambra (sp?) with 360k on the clock and running like new.
A good example. These motors last so in my opinion are great value for money if you keep it for a long time. After a few years you will notice that Fords/Vauxhalls are looking tired while the Golf just shrugs off the miles. Surely this is one of the big plus points of owning a quality car. A 10 year old golf looks like a 3 year old Ford!
mines just clocked up 103k and runs like new, there isn't a mark on the bodywork apart from the odd stone chip, and the seats look new, i think as long as you have the serviced at the regular intervals they can run and run.
From my experience of running 'high milers', the condition of the car is far more important. An immaculate car with lots of miles on the clock will sell immediately and for a good price.
This is an ongoing dispute with me and a mate. He is far too led by mileage whereas I don't worry about it. I've always sold my cars privately when changing and have found buyers without even advertising.
As said above, you change when your in a financial position to buy another car, as for the mileage anyone whose got one of the tdi's won't be too bothered about it as anyone who buys one second hand will expect a diesel to have a fair few miles on the clock. As for petrols second hand buyers do seem to be obsessed with low mileage, but it's the overall condition that people take into account plus a low mileage car can give rise to the suspsion of it being a bit of a lemon!!
My personal preference is to change when requried, i had a j reg mk11 16v only changed it cause i went to uni, swapped it for a mint N reg Polo desiel. 4 years later got a Bora tdi. Just bought a e reg Mk11 gti 8v ?150 while i do mods to the bora.
I bought my MK4 turbo from the auctions with full service history and 108k on the clock and some MOT left, at a bargin price. I have had to replace trackrods, a rear sticking caliper and some anti roll bar bushes.
The engine is as sweet as a nut, uses very little oil and starts every time, the only thing is that the bonnet has had a hard time with stone chips but i can live with that for now until the gritting season has passed. Will definatley buy from auctions again.
My 1.8t had 71k on the clock when i bought it,full vag history which i've kept up,it now has 92k on the clock and is still running just as good as when i bought it.
Revo was fitted at 80k and a full milltek cat/system fitted at 87k,also had new clutch(only because of the extra power,the clutch that came out was like new)also new cambelt waterpump and tensioner, and a new brake master cylinder(wrongly diagnosed bt the stealer's[!])
My previous car was a vectra sri and that had 90k on the clock when we changed over to the golf,and that felt and looked like it had done 90k.
This is our first watercooled vw and im more than impressed
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