I have the option to pick up a low-miles (110K km's or ~75K miles) for somewhere around $5,000. The motor is strong, the car looks and runs immaculately, BUT... a previous owner sold it as having issues with the immobilizer. They took it to VW (long out of warranty) who replaced the instrument cluster at great expense. This not only did not fix the problem, but now every single warning light on the dash lights up and stays lit whenever the key is on. So the owner doesn't want to put another nickel into the car, just wants it gone. I don't know if the speedo/tach are functional or not. I'm considering picking the car up because, well, because you just never see low-miles TDI's for sale, much less for that price. I could probably part it out and make some cash, but I'm more interested in picking up a reliable comfortable and safe starter car for my oldest daughter (who takes her driving test on January 29!). Any thoughts on what might be to blame? I figure I can afford to spend a few thousand if I need to to bring it up to snuff, but don't have the expertise with VW's, electronics nor the extra garage/driveway space right now for yet another kind-of-working vehicle. As usual, any replies greatly appreciated.