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Hey Everyone Im about to buy another Touareg for my wife and I was looking at this Touareg for $6500 but it has 260,000 miles so my question is how long does this engines Last??? Thanks in advance
 

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No one can possibly tell you how many more miles you'll get out that engine.

Who knows if it has ever been run on EXACTLY the right oil for starters?!

So, as long as you can treat the $6,500 investment as disposable should the car go badly wrong, fine, buy it.

Otherwise use the $6,500 as a down payment on something a helluva lot newer with less than a quarter of those miles on the clock, and with a decent warranty.
 

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No one can possibly tell you how many more miles you'll get out that engine.

Who knows if it has ever been run on EXACTLY the right oil for starters?!

So, as long as you can treat the $6,500 investment as disposable should the car go badly wrong, fine, buy it.

Otherwise use the $6,500 as a down payment on something a helluva lot newer with less than a quarter of those miles on the clock, and with a decent warranty.
Good advice. ( x 2 )
Dub
(ps. Thank you Nooby)
 

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Aaaarrrggghhh!!!
 

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162k on mine.
 

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Well its not the numbers, but how it was properly maintained. You can have a compression and leak down test to know the exact health of the engine.
 

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RE: http://www.clubtouareg.com/forums/f88/hello-from-perth-western-australia-209889.html#post1240761

"just ticked over 328000 km"

Depending on a lot of factors these things can last or they can go Kabblooy.

The unknown is how was the engine treated?
driven carefully but with the wrong oil.
shutting off engine soon after high revs.
driven hard but with right oil and warmed carefully and idled before shut down.

lots of lesser cars blow the turbos before 100,000km but they don't cost
to fix what a V10 TDI will cost to replace the turbos.

The Turbos in mine where replaced by the previous owner at great expense
then they discovered the turbos where ok and there was another fault caused
by a tank of contaminated fuel.

Much if the fuel system was replaced at that time.
 
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