I'm looking at what appears to be a well cared for 2008 VW Passat Turbo Wagon and wonder what the average life span of the car is expected to be? What should I look/ask for before purchasing?

Asked by Apr 28, 2015 at 08:31 AM about the 2008 Volkswagen Passat Turbo Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Can you run regular gas or does it require premium?
At what intervals should the timing belt be changed?

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You will have premium fuel requirements due to the Turbo. Life span is as long as you want the car to last and put money into it. Most cars these days last to 200K with no drivetrain replacement. Have your local mechanic perform a PPI, Pre Purchase Inspection on the car before purchase, That way you know exactly what you are purchasing.

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I'd look maintenance record supporting usage of the correct specification of oil. Most likely a dealership or VW specialty repair shop, or if the owner seems to know what you're talking about without saying "yeah, I always used synthetic" because that is not the sole requirement.

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