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Should I worry about buying a 2007 Vollkswagen Golf?

Should I be worried about buying a 2007 Vollkswagen Golf 1.4 with 100,000 miles on it? The 1.4 petrols I believe are prone to trouble once they hit six figures.

Stephen Sheehan (Dublin)

Nov 2015 Filed under: reliability

Expert answer

Hi Stephen,

It depends. If it's the old non-turbo 1.4 75hp engine, then there shouldn't be any problems. It's a solid old lump, and as long as it's been kept serviced, it should be fine. If it's the more recent 1.4 TSI turbo or turbo + supercharger, then be a little more cautious - they're more complicated engines and I'd insist on the car having a full and complete Volkswagen dealer service history before buying.

Neil Briscoe - Complete Car Adviser

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