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Unhappy V6 or TDI 2012...

Why would anyone buy a TDI in the 2011-2012 range with around 100k miles, vs. a V6 in the same year range?
I personally would like a TDI, but Iím frozen with fear of a blown HPFP that would cost the same amount as the whole car.

I could buy an extended warranty for $4k for 30months, but that suddenly turns the TDI into a $16 k car.

But the V6 at $12k is a very nice ďluxĒ model, but it has 100k, and it will surely have a bunch of problems of its own...
But either would pull my bass boat, of course the TDI would be better, but, other then that, my only driving is a 6 mile putt to my local golf course every morning, or the grocery store which is about 3 miles away.

Iím hypnotized by the Touareg, but afraid to get one. Actually, Iíd love to have a V8 model too, donít care about the poor mileage. But thereís a whole new can of worms...

Maybe Iím just doomed to have a Sequoia because they never break, and Iím a scaredy-cat...
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The short journeys you describe are a total no-no for any diesel of any make but perfect for an electric car!

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I can't answer the short drive routine,which isn't the best for sure,BUT If you are into the TDI I have had 2 tregs and can say mine have been terrific. 1st on a 2012 lux ,sold back to vw for $46K and bgt a 2016 NEW . You know that all the emissions including HPFP have an extended warranty10yrs /60,000mi,. I had no issues with the basic car and wouldn't have sold it except for the great buyback deal. My 2012 had 60K miles when traded.

Fear not,but have the car checked out well and do a carfax.
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