Used VW Golf Mk5 - is it worth buying?

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  1. ariel

    ariel Senior Member
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    ... errr maybe need to stop hunting lah :smokin:
     
  2. dekaiser

    dekaiser 5 Year | Silver

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    get new one from the VGM...no more headache...at least for another 5 years...
     
  3. pwhyze

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    Dude, if he can afford buying one new, he wouldn't ask questions regarding used ones.
     
  4. lan evo

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    dude..did i ask him to buy a new one?:rofl:
     
  5. pwhyze

    pwhyze Senior Member
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    Not you lah..dekaiser..don't prasan2...haha
     
  6. lan evo

    lan evo Senior Member
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    oopppss perasan pulak:rofl:
     
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  8. dekaiser

    dekaiser 5 Year | Silver

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    used one to find a very good deal really difficult if you don't know the history of the car...if can find close friend who wanna let go his/her car it was the safer bet...since you will know what kind of driver/owner they were...

    in my case...can't afford to own a GTI yet...but still wanna have a feel of the DSG thingy and the VW engineering..so i opt to buy the most entry level of VW available at that time which was vw polo tsi...really satisfied with the car...no headache car running well since bought new and got 5 years unlimited mileage warranty...cheaper to maintain too (twice a year i have to service the car at every 15K KM of mileage)...

    i'm sorry for the lame comment up there...cheers
     
  9. detomaso_runna

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    8. charcoal canister rm480
    9.pcv delete rm300+ - (no more pcv headache)
    10.engine oil 5liter rm285 (5liter ROWE)


    just additional info. hehehe bro lan_evo, sorry to hear about ur mk5 problems. but all i can said. dsg fart is awesome. hehehe summore if u change the downpipe etc.

    my experience la. im using audi tt. basically same engine as golf gti. before i bought my car. i send the car to audi workshop to check the engine. from engine to ecu to drivetrain. ask people to vagcom the engine. and to double check the ecu.


    wear and tear change no 1,5,8, and 9 is normal for this engine. make sure u guys get it done at good workshop and not workshit. hehehe later kena pay extra for something susah. hehehe

    buying second hand cars means u know that u need to prepare to change all those wear and tear parts. regardless of the car brand or type. semua sama je. thats my long 2cents.
     
  10. Wanggot

    Wanggot Senior Member
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    Saw alot sporeans drives MK5/MK6...
    Speeding thru the Secondlink hiway like no tomorrow...
    Wonder in JB got specialist for conti cars or not...

    But i can tell this... halfcut aredi there in Mount Austin...
     
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    with the recent announcement of the MK7 thats going to be launched in 2013, does anyone here think that the prices for the MK5 will drop even further?

    also some rumors about VW prices going up is it true?
     
  12. phas3r

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    thanks for the story. a real nightmare. i have read some of your story in the vw forum. did not know that it was not even half of it!

    my 2 cents is "female driver" and "low mileage" is never a sign of good used buy. she use it rarely and only blindly service every 15K, engine oil low or not u think she will know?
    id rather buy a high mileage male driver who whack his car but know every single thing about maintaining his car, knowing every issues such as cam follower, PCV, diverter valve, blah2..
    see k3v la, always track, whack regularly covering 110k in 3+ yrs also not much prob, he knows everything about the car

    as for me mine is since new on march 09, now with 93k, just some small issues, at 28K in 2010 oil leak replaced under warranty, 80k march 2012 got misfiring; it jerks/jump during WOT; replace for RM280 only, and then engine oil low after 9K km of service at 76K feb2012 which is perfectly normal for turbo car, and i learnt how to topup the oil afterwards.

    well from the same workshop also i was told that absorbers is gone when i said i got floating issues which could be my tire problem, will be getting another tire soon today to make sure. RM2.8K for absorbers and bearing gone... u think is it realistic for the abs to die at that mileage/age?

    DSG, sometimes slow during downshift and jumping after change to D, dont know which workshop can fix this one.

    my maintenance for oil is every 10K before remap, after 86K june2012 remapped to revo stage 1, first mod. very superb torque..but will be servicing it a bit more frequent every 7-8K..

    also will be changing DSG oil tommorow at 93k, did the first one at 53k, VW SC recommends every 60K, id rather do it more often rather than pay RM10k for gearbox, but dont know whether dsg oil frequent change can help if its mechatronic or whatever wanna die

    brake pads, unchanged since new! i dun brake hard. but the car is powerful and last time always whack 180-230km/h with ease.....acceleration the stock one smoke a 325i with ease. after stage 1 remap can beat golf R slightly.

    changed the timing belt+waterpump@86k, RM2.1k
    remap RM3.3K
     
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  13. DeaconFrost

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    I like this quote.
     
  14. iatebananas

    iatebananas 5 Year | Silver

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    DAMN! and i thought proton was bad. O.O some major shit up there. the proton bashers should read this.
     
  15. lan evo

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    phas3r:hi bro,lucky i knew k3v.thats why can get parts easy and cheaper.thats what im asking myself always.so many gti went to track how come all still running well?like k3v car,nothing major happen.

    lady driver and low mileage is not all la,but the car was stock to the bone beside tint.
    DSG downshift slow is normal,thats acceptable for me.
    10k-8k service? i didn top it up,i change the oil every 3-4k.thats still not good enough?:rofl:
    btw bro,not all turbo car consume engine oil.my ex starlet,evo and s15 dont consume a drop of oil after hard driving and track day.
     
  16. subsonique

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    very true bro!
     
  17. markblurberry

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    And yet we have some bro who not only bash proton, but literally bashing Jap cars!! I mean wtf?? I find esppecially those who are driving "Sheer Driving Pleasure" - hint: BM. hahaha they always bash Jap, that continental is the way...Camry or Accord different class blah blah blah...no offense to anyone driving Conti, but to why compare to Japs if its not the same class??

    Just a rule of thumb - if you are getting a conti 2nd hand or recon - do set aside at least 5-6K or better still 10 - 15 K (of real disposable income) for repair/major service, rebuilt, top overhaul or engine overhaul....BM drivers have a saying - how much is the bill for your 1st service once you bought a second hand e46...hahaha if its 5K...its not too bad...if its 10K just about that amount...hahahaha..

    The same as you buy an RX8, again no offense, i have a friend who bought it, 1st months spend 3K, 2nd month spend 4K and 3rd spend 5K....he sold it in less than 1 year...again it also depends on luck....but if its e46, maybe 8 out of 10, you need to spend big...which is understandable as it is almost 10 years car...just my 1 cents
     
  18. lan evo

    lan evo Senior Member
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    so the close fren of mine,the one who driving the mk5 gti.having some issue with the car jerking when lift off brake from standstill.

    sent to a workshop in ipoh,check few days.then told my fren is gearbox problem.
    fren collect the car and sent the car to vw ipoh(goh brothers),after check and diagnose told my fren is clutch problem.
    price for clutch rm3900+

    after few days,car ready to be collect

    bill came out rm4700++ (labour+gear oil)
    free replacement of 4 ignition coil under recall

    came to think of it,rm4700 is acceptable for me.the price is almost like u change a twin plate clutch.BUT how long will it last?
     

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