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Buying a used TDI

Old 11-13-2014, 02:23 PM
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Hi guys-

I am looking for a used Jetta/Passat or possibly even a Golf to use as a commuter vehicle. I am looking for a TDI, mostly for fuel economy. With my budget what it is, and this being a second vehicle, most of the results I have come up with are 2001-2005 Jettas, with anywhere from 100K-180K miles. I understand a lot of people get well over 200K out of these cars, so I am not afraid of the mileage. Are there any common problems I could expect with a car that old? Is there anything in particular I should ask about when actually go look at one? I am aware of basic maintenance. I am more concerned with any specific service or issues that should be dealt with. All I have ever owned are Ford pickups, so this is new territory for me.

Thanks guys!
Old 11-13-2014, 07:14 PM
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Have a read of the TDI buyers guides and their problems.
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Overall great car with excellent gas mileage. The electronics on this car is usually the suspect for any problems. the car is solid.
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