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Old December 7th, 2018, 12:29   #16
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How do you tell if they are or were a buy back is pushed back to the dealer?
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Old December 7th, 2018, 13:16   #17
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It's safe to assume that every used MKVI or VII TDI you see on a dealer lot is a bought back car that's been fixed and auctioned to a dealer. Carfax will show the car going through Michigan, where VW Credit is headquartered.
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Old December 7th, 2018, 18:09   #18
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I bought a 2014 Jetta new 5 years ago and it has been very dependable. The only difference I've noticed since the fix is a slight decrease in fuel economy. I did have an issue with the EGR system approximately 10,000 miles after the fix, but the car ran normally until it was repaired and it was covered by the warranty. I've put on another 13,000 since that with no issues.



The 2015's are a little more powerful and fuel efficient, but the trade off is you have to add diesel exhaust fluid every so often-- not a huge deal, but I personally would rather not have to think about it.
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Old December 7th, 2018, 21:51   #19
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DEF is not an issue. Every 10k miles or so and it lets the engine run cleaner by doing so.
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Old December 10th, 2018, 07:06   #20
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The 2.0 L TDI motors, what kind of longevity are people seeing out of that motor when it is taken care of? Should it be reasonable to expect in excess of 300k on the clock?
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Too early to tell. I know we have a number of customers with well over 200K miles on CJAA engines ('10-14). No significant issues.
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Old December 10th, 2018, 15:24   #22
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Nice tips here, thanks
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Old December 10th, 2018, 18:24   #23
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Another question. Turbo's....


What is the typical lifespan of turbos on these cars, at least the newer models (2010-2015)? I seems to be seeing threads of where guys are having them fail.


I know the turbo's failed on the first 6.7 Power Strokes, but that is because they had ceramic bearings.



So.....?
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Good average would be around 150K miles. Sure, some last longer, but the truth is that the temperatures the turbo experience with regens shorten their lives.
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