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Old 02-09-2013, 05:24 PM   #1
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Hey chaps! I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask but looking to buy a 2006-2009 Passat estate as a daily to replace my seat Leon Fr, ideally I'd like a 2ltr diesel DSG version but what is considered high mileage i.e what should I avoid and are the DSG boxes reliable enough or again something to avoid?

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over 200-300k is high under 100k is low 1-200k fairly average
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^^^Really!!!

Id say, modern or not 100k+ is high, doesnt mean its worn out though.
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Its all down to condition, how well it's been maintained and who has had their fat a$$ in the driving seat imho.

My golf has done 145K miles and it kind of feels like it. I wonder if it would be better if I'd owned it from new and cossetted it rather than a few maybe not-so-careful owners?

OP - if you buy the car privately and a fat bloke/bird waddles out with the keys to show you round, do a runner! The seat will be shafted! Don't worry, they won't be able to catch you... ;->
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Id say, modern or not 100k+ is high.

depends on what car...our Reno Kangoo is on 120k and is seriously tired....100k on a 2006 passat...not run in,,our old Merc is nearing 300k and is fresh as a daisy
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if maintained well 100k is nothing but on diesels this is usually when the fuel system problems usually start ,,injectors etc ,but went to a breakdown today fiat ducato with 963k on the clock the closest ive come to a million so far
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We have seen this year that anything we send to the block that has over 100k miles falls dramatically in value.

100k really is the magic ceiling where value retention is concerned.
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Id say, modern or not 100k+ is high, doesnt mean its worn out though.
My current car was (new) registered 4 months ago... currently has 23000 miles on it.
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I've noticed the 150k ish cars are allot cheaper but I'm concerned they could be over the hill
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I've noticed the 150k ish cars are allot cheaper but I'm concerned they could be over the hill
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