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Madness or a Good Buy?

Hello. Is buying a 2006 Touareg v6 tdi with 60k miles (13 year old) a bad idea? Is that kind of age / mileage that every thing will start to go wrong?

Anyone bought similar? Or better to go more modern? Ideas?

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I’ve recently bought a 2003 wich has faults. If you can do repairs yourself the costs aren’t too bad. But repairs in a garage will mount up. Especially if they don’t know Touaregs we’ll enough...
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I’ve recently bought a 2003 wich has faults. If you can do repairs yourself the costs aren’t too bad. But repairs in a garage will mount up. Especially if they don’t know Touaregs we’ll enough...
So parts are still expensive although old?
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Of course they are!

And the labour time and rates to fit those parts don't go down with increased age either!!

I assume the milage is low because the car has stayed on the island. That in itself could be a problem if the car only does short journeys and doesn't get a regular and proper work-out of time, speed and distance

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So parts are still expensive although old?

New parts are still expensive, but there are lots of second hand parts available (if the situation fits).
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Indeed and possibly reasonably easy to get them shipped from eBay Germany but there's still the cost of fitting.

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Generation 1: T1 is model 7LA & facelift T2 is model 7L6
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Of course they are!

And the labour time and rates to fit those parts don't go down with increased age either!!

I assume the milage is low because the car has stayed on the island. That in itself could be a problem if the car only does short journeys and doesn't get a regular and proper work-out of time, speed and distance
Not very encouraging i must say 🙂

A honest question and not disrespectful in anyway...will i be in a better situation if i go for an audi Q5? Reliability wise? Thanks
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If petrol, maybe.

Check the seating position. I seem to recall a report saying the pedals, seat and steering wheel may gave offsets that not everyone will find comfortable.

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If petrol, maybe.

Check the seating position. I seem to recall a report saying the pedals, seat and steering wheel may gave offsets that not everyone will find comfortable.
Thank you. Diesel for me but 🙂

During a test drive will you know if the expensive stuff is about to fail? Shafts? Trans box? Etc?
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Unlikely.

You are looking at a 12 year old car. Like any car they are electro-mechanical items that can go wrong and the older they are the more likely breakdowns and repairs may occur.

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Generation 1: T1 is model 7LA & facelift T2 is model 7L6
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