Mk7 High Mileage Thread

15TDICommuter

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South Florida
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2015 GSW
With the Mk7 being the last VW diesel to be sold in the US, is there any effort to document the odometer readings on these cars to track their existence?


I'm 30 miles short of 100K, and hope to run the car for another 200K. I bought the car as a daily commuter and have faced no issues to date. Others have likely completed the same distance or further, but may have experienced issues or failures along the way. I know some of the other car forums do something similar where they have the running lists and log milestones. Is there any interest in this?
 

pedroYUL

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Sep 8, 2011
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MI, USA
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2004 wagon BEW; 2015 Passat CVCA; 2015 GSW CRUA
126k miles in my wife's GSW and 96k miles on my 2015 Passat...no issues, knock on wood. Both bought second hand about 2 years ago.
 

demagxc

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Dec 12, 2012
Location
Massachusetts
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2015 Golf TDI SEL
Somewhere around 128,500. No major issues and only scheduled maintenance so far. I'm gearing up to tackle the timing belt myself (feels daunting).

Only minor issue is a failed HVAC actuator at around 80,000 miles. I only get air from the upper vents and windshield defrost. The replacement actuator was cheap but to replace it Ill have to pull apart the whole dash. It isn't annoying enough for me to attempt that just yet.
 

brazos slim

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Apr 23, 2021
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TX
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2015 Sportwagen
2015 GSW with 139,000 miles. Replaced struts and shocks and failed HVAC actuator. Scheduled maintenance, some by pros and some by me.
 

nokivasara

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Jan 25, 2008
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Sweden @ Lat 61N
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Tiguan 4-motion, Golf mk7
Our Golf is at 180000 km or 112500 miles. Never thought of it as a "high mileage" though. Just replaced the in-tank fuel pump because it has been noisy since we bought it last year, did not find any debris in it or in the fuel filter. Replaced the brakes in all corners recently, the rotors had some life left but the pads were gone so I replaced everything.
 

sands80

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Nov 6, 2014
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Michigan
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2015 Golf TDI 6MT SEL
Just chiming in with 120,400 miles. Had the timing belt done when the water pump started to fail at 105K miles. I'll probably replace the pads this summer. I still look forward to driving it- like the day I bought it. Never got around to doing the emissions recall stuff (because I liked the way it ran)- not sure if that is going to make a difference in longevity.
 

cpinde

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Sep 24, 2012
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Slower Lower Delaware
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05 VW Passat, 04 Jetta, 06 BRM Jetta, sold 15 Golf current
My Golf is just about to turn 180k miles. Under warranty issues, DEF injector, engine harness. Out of warranty DPF pressure sensors literally just happened, suspension, brakes, timing belt
 

adjat84th

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Dec 13, 2008
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Virginia Beach, VA
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'01 Jetta TDI/'15 Golf TDI
Not stock, but sitting on 97,500 miles at the moment and have yet to have a single issue with the car that hasn't been self-inflicted. I purchased in January of '16 with about 17k miles on it.
 

T4RBoarder

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Nov 26, 2010
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Toledo, OH
TDI
'15 GSW SEL 6-spd "Diego"
Stock @ 111k miles.

Since purchase @74k: Timing Belt/Water pump @88k (pump leaked), Control Arms/End Links, and Blower Motor. Current needs: Struts, Oil Leaks within the past 10k, and the clutch is a little iffy feeling at times (engagement shudder when warm).
 

Freeroamer

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Oct 2, 2019
Location
California
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2015 Golf TDI MK7 2.0 CRUA 6MT - 138k
I saw a 2015 Hatch with 367k on it for sale.. not sure if it counts... On the other hand my 2015 Hatch has 134k on it. No issues as of yet. 2nd owner car. that I've had for around 10k..
 

Geist296

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Mar 10, 2015
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Chicagoburbs/ok way outside them now
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2015 GSW SEL DSG White with Quartz/Black interior
GSW 137,000 ish normal maintenance timing belt done at 132,000 ish, brakes at 108k( drivers side rear caliper stuck and killed the rotor ), all work done by VW mechanic( some at the dealer some done in his garage ),
 

740GLE

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Aug 19, 2009
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NH
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2015 Passat SEL, 2017 Alltrack SE; BB 2010 Sedan Man; 2012 Passat,
I saw a 2015 Hatch with 367k on it for sale.. not sure if it counts... On the other hand my 2015 Hatch has 134k on it. No issues as of yet. 2nd owner car. that I've had for around 10k..

That bumper though!!!
 

Boosted_TDI_4_Life

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Apr 3, 2021
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Ohio, USA
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'15 Golf TDI S
My ‘15 has 97,250 on it. Changed the starter around 70k. Nothing else really except for normal stuff. Just finished putting on a darkside GTB1752VRK kit which includes the dpf/egr delete and darkside tubular exhaust header. Had a code caused by the dpf before I deleted it. Malone stage 4 on it (still working out the kinks with the tuner). Upgraded front sway bar links.

I’ve had it since 31k miles and it’s been very reliable. I’ll be doing pads and rotors all around here soon (they are pretty rough). Oh and tie-rods too (they’re a little loose on the ball joint).
 

nectarguru

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Jul 25, 2011
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Milwaukee
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Black 2015 Golf SE
About 145k, drove it off the lot in 2015 with 8 miles on the clock. I've mostly done routine maintenance, nothing major to report (knock on wood). Timing belt done at 120k. Had a radiator issue early on which was a warranty fix. Had to fix a ball joint at 110ish. Just replaced the stock battery and I'm close to changing my stock brakes (last oil change they were rated at 5 rear/6 front, on my third set of tires. Not sure if anybody else has had this issue but the leatherette on my driver's side seat is cracking in the seam. Standard wear I guess. I'm beginning to consider selling once the dieselgate warranty is up, but that depends on how much repair work (if any) I'll have to do in the next 20k miles.
 

jonferns

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New Jersey
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'15 Golf
Just passed 100k miles on my '15 Golf DSG. Only "repairs" I've had to do is replace the factory battery (89k) and rear pads/rotors (95k). Lube those rear brake pins once a year to keep the handbrake from hanging up and wearing the rear pads prematurely!
 
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