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  1. Advice on a possible purchase 
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    Hi all,

    Iím looking at a 2016 GT 2.0TDI blue motion Passat Estate.

    Itís done 77k, one owner from new and service history.

    Itís on for £11,495. Is this kind of millage on these engines?

    Are they cambelt or chain engines?

    Any advice you could give would be greatly appreciated .


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    They are cam belt, VW only give a mileage in the workshop manual which is something silly like 120k miles and most people are not that brave so we all tend to stick to the post 2009 rule of five years. If buying a diesel that is not EU6, you need to judge this with any possibility of T zones coming in where you have to go. Inside the M25 non EU6 diesels are going to become worthless very soon. I can’t see one coming in your area from what I could find out on your local government web site, Nottingham’s has been postponed from 2020 due to a legal challenge. To check for ANY car you look at falling foul of such schemes, use the TFL app for the London scheme as this will likely be the benchmark used by all such schemes Check your vehicle - Transport for London
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