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    2007 AUDI A4 2.0 SE petrol - 120000 miles £5000 to buy or not to buy?

    saw a car and was impressed by it. clean and tidy, satnav, nice colour. but its done 120000 miles! i know this is high but would it still be reliable? full audi service history, recent timing belt change. are there any other things that i should be aware of if i go and take it for a test drive?

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    if it's a 2.0 FSI, Then make sure the timing chain that links the two cams togethor was changed when the belt was done this isn't part of any service plan but it will fail and cause the same damage as a broken timing-belt ! also you say recent timing-belt change check that it was the full kit incl;water-pump with that mileage...

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    thanks for the reply. should i be worried about the high mileage?

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    i dont know where you hear the cam chain will fail ?
    its not a comon problem on the fsiT lump
    120k aint to bad depending on price

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    It failed on mine the independant that repaired IT said he'd seen many the same and there's two members in the A3 forum had this same thing happen in the last few weeks,,, this and other research following what happend to me leads me to believe different !
    A3 2.0 FSI Timing Chain
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    do the 2.0 tfsi have chains or is it jus the 2.0 fsi?
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    they have both
    belt at front
    chain at back

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    yes fis and fsiT have them

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    is this something to worry about then?
    never heard of it untill now Audi didnt mention wen i asked about the belt being done either
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    Quote Originally Posted by dingo12345 View Post
    thanks for the reply. should i be worried about the high mileage?
    The mileage itself needn't be a worry. It's more about the car's overall condition, and how well it has been maintained. Provided it has been well cared for and properly serviced (including all the non-regular items at their appropriate intervals), you should not allow high mileage to put you off. Condition and history are everything!
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