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Would you buy a used VW TDI?

I’m thinking of trading in my Civic and Impreza in the next year for a Golf Sportwagen TDI. I drive a lot (20,000+ a year) but I leased my Impreza hatch about a year ago when I was barely driving 8000 miles a year. I have since bought a civic coupe (it was a killer deal) but I’ll probably consolidate in a year and the TDI GSW is at the top of the replacement list.

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Everything I’ve read is that the fix (especially on the 2015 Mk7 Golf) changes very little in terms of power, mpg and reliability. They’re crazy cheap right now too and a low mileage one can be had around for $15k Does anyone have any other information of why a fixed TDI is a good or bad choice?

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