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    1. 10-29-2012 07:40 PM #1
      So I am going to buy a car, and I am on a budget, is it a smart invest to buy this car completely stock? What do you guys think? Manual transmission I'll be purchasing btw.

      Any advice?

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      10-29-2012 07:46 PM #2
      Is it well maintained? Owner keep maintenance records? Or all maintenance done at dealership? 100k miles really doesn't mean as much as it used to. A car well maintained can last much longer.
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      I never understood this and don't take it personally because people come on here and say that all the time. But if you don't know what it is or what it does, why don't you leave it the hell alone?

    3. 10-29-2012 07:49 PM #3
      I will not be purchasing it unless it is well maintained of course, but yes the answer I was looking for was what you said, that 100k isn't that big of a deal.

      If I buy it with a manual transmission, I have realized that they have come with the CD player and not the AUX. Are they any mk5's that come with a built in AUX player from the factory that is a manual transmission?

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      10-29-2012 10:34 PM #4
      as long as you're paying actual value and no kind of dumb premium on it.

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      10-30-2012 05:51 AM #5
      Make sure it's a 2008.5+ with the "TSI" engine. I wouldn't touch the previous engine.

      If those miles are mostly highway, you will be golden.
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