100k isnt anything for a mk5
So I just sold an '01 Jetta wagon with 250,000 miles that was still running like a clock (with the original clutch, I might add). The most money I've ever spent on it was $400 for an alternator swap.
We also have an '07 Jetta. It has a loud timing chain, a broken transmission, suspension that sounds like an old mattress and we just spent $1300 on a vacuum pump. All problems that seem to be common to this car.
My question is this: it's obvious that somewhere between '01 and '07 the Germans decided 100,000 miles is "far enough." Is it worth it to pour money into this car to fix these things or is this the beginning of the end? Basically I'm afraid we're going to have to replace every part, one by one, until we have a brand new car.
Thoughts? Worth fixing or is my mechanic correct in saying 100,000 miles is "a lot for a MK 5?"