Hey guys, I'm new to the forum, and looking to buy a b7 Avant, as my wife has just given birth to our first child and my VW Lupo is too small for us all now!
Anyway, I've seen a very nice '55 plate car, with 150k on the clock. Although the mileage is high, it's had recent belts and a new turbo, and it drives really nicely. I'm keen with a set of spanners and I usually service and repair my own cars whenever I can, so the mileage doesn't put me off.
i was however a bit concerned about the clutch, as there's no record of it being replaced. From a standing start the car pulls away well with no slip. Doing 30-40mph in 5th and flooring the accelerator doesn't cause any slip either, and there's no rattles at idle. However if I do 30 in a high gear, press the clutch pedal, hit the accelerator to raise the revs, then release the clutch, it will then slip until I let off the accelerator.
Basically, I don't know if the above indicates a worn out clutch, or if I'm being to harsh on the car by inducing slip. My current car won't slip due to raising the revs, but its got a 1.4 petrol engine so I doubt it has enough to to do it!
sorry for the long post.. Any advise welcome!