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Stuart H
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5th Nov 16 at 14:26   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Away to look at a 59 plate a4 tomorrow (2.0tdi 140) anything to look out for on them?

It's a 2 owner car with full service history and 76k miles , guy said he would do the timing belt / service and mot it before I got it.


[Edited on 05-11-2016 by Stuart H]
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5th Nov 16 at 20:24   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

will be due a recall for emissions. my dad had a 2011 one for 140k only thing that went wrong was the egr
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5th Nov 16 at 21:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Just checked it and it's due it. Will mention it to the garage and get them to get it done before I get it. Will wait for my plate to transfer onto it anyway if I do end up buying it anyway so gives them plenty time.
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5th Nov 16 at 21:15   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

had a letter about mine the other day. should really book it in
Stuart H
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5th Nov 16 at 21:37   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Sure I've read somewhere that it makes it slower?
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5th Nov 16 at 21:47   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i hope not. its not exactly a rocket now

I'll be asking Seat before i take it in
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5th Nov 16 at 21:58   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I was talking to someone today who works for vw as a mechanic, he said he gets better mpg since he had the emissions sorted on his scirocco

I'm on the look out for a a3 tdi black edition.


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5th Nov 16 at 22:00   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Mark they will come and collect the car they did when the car from work needed doing. They come from Liverpool to collect it. It gets a valet and a health check.


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5th Nov 16 at 22:25   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

not bad.

i'd rather them not de tune it though i get decent mpg anyway
Stuart H
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I did fancy an a3 black edition but it's just a touch too small for the wee one. Got an Astra just now and the a3 is probably smaller than it
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Cracked heads is something to look out for

Very common on the 140 version - my mates he loads in his garage
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quote:
Originally posted by whitter45
Cracked heads is something to look out for

Very common on the 140 version - my mates he loads in his garage


Not so much at that age, but yes the older 140bhp models.
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6th Nov 16 at 11:15   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

My 2006 2.0 tdi 140bhp put me off getting another vag tdi. I'd get a tsi or tfsi.
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quote:
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My 2006 2.0 tdi 140bhp put me off getting another vag tdi. I'd get a tsi or tfsi.


Think I warned you about that when you made a thread saying you were offered it

I moved onto a Tfsi, they have issues aswell, but if maintained don't give a lot of bother, the best one to go for is the 3.2 My dad bought one and hasnt had any problems whatsoever.
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6th Nov 16 at 19:28   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I had a mk6 golf with that engine. It was very good. Did have an EML light once, other than that fine.

My VRS is due to go back for this emission recall but I won't have it done - loads of complaints about it on the Skoda forum.


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Didn't get threw to see it sadly. Mrs and the wee one been up being sick all night so had to become a housewife for the day. Give me a day at work any day lol. Hopefully get threw to sort a deal out this week. If it's still there anyway.
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To me seems expensive for a 7 year old car

Not sure I would run an Audi out of warranty - that's having owned one and running one now

They are not the list reliable and the electrics leave a lot to to be desired
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quote:
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To me seems expensive for a 7 year old car



Seem to hold value quite well. At 76k, this one is low mileage as well.

Stuart H
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Aye it is expensive for a 7 year old car. I am slightly put off with it being that old as I've got a 13 plate Astra just now.

Any other ideas what to have for 10k? Diesel preferably and a 5 door. Sporty or more premium car I'm easy?
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I've got the B7 estate and no issues with it to date, on 126k now bought it on 108k. But then I only paid £4700. I looked at the newer ones and they seem to hold the value well, can't decide between that or the new 3 series
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quote:
Originally posted by Stuart H
Aye it is expensive for a 7 year old car. I am slightly put off with it being that old as I've got a 13 plate Astra just now.

Any other ideas what to have for 10k? Diesel preferably and a 5 door. Sporty or more premium car I'm easy?



Considered an insignia? Theyre actually a really big step up from the astras and look well with the better wheels on
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quote:
Originally posted by Stuart H
Aye it is expensive for a 7 year old car. I am slightly put off with it being that old as I've got a 13 plate Astra just now.

Any other ideas what to have for 10k? Diesel preferably and a 5 door. Sporty or more premium car I'm easy?


I paiid less than that for my 2011 VRS diesel. Should get a nice 12/13 plate for that money.

Nice to drive, quick, huuuuuge boot for family shit. Love it!


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7th Nov 16 at 08:39   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Big thread on PistonHeads about the recall. Allot slower and odd noises coming from the engine.

Would avoid having it done if you can.
Col004
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I've got the 2.0 177 diesel in my A5. Great motor and very smooth. But mines only a baby mileage wise. I'm getting decent MPG average for mostly town and 3 days motorway driving. It's currently on 47.8 average but I get over 50 on a good run. Itís nippy too.

As for the VAG emission SW squirt. I opted to not have it done on my last service 3 weeks ago. I did have to sign a piece of paper to state they offered but I refused. A mate of mine had it done not so long ago on his Golf and he's his convinced itís decreased the torque when pulling mid-range. How accurate that is I canít say but I like the way my car is so with the emissions SW squirt not being mandatory, I left it


[Edited on 07-11-2016 by Col004]

 
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