I've been looking at a 1999 A6 2.8 wagon lately. It looks to be in really
good shape, rides and drives well and everything appears to work properly.
Timing belt has been done and all maintenance has been done at dealership
religiously (if I can believe the seller). It has 180,000 kms on - a bit
more than I would have preferred but it feels newer than the mileage
indicates. The seller will also take my Jetta on trade and give me decent
price for it. What should I be looking out for or be concerned about (need
to check over more carefully). Thanks in advance.
I'd check the receipts for proof of the servicing claims.
- Front steering/suspension.
- Water pump on some engines (normally done with timing belt) [Don't
know if the 2.8 is affected].
- Electric windows/central locking.
- Petrol engines not economical.
Otherwise they are good cars. I have one.
Unless you get a very good trade-in price I'd suggest selling your
Jetta somewhere else. You can normally haggle a discount if you have
nothing to trade in IME.
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