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I'm looking at a 2000 Jetta TDI that seems to be well taken care of, but it has 248k on it. I have a '92 Taurus SHO with 300k and it's a money pit now. I want something reliable. What typically goes out on these cars around 250-300k? Is it pretty expensive to fix them? And are parts expensive? I've heard they're a pain to work on. Any info is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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The engines can last 4 times as long - providing they're properly maintained... (we have a 2003 with 424000 miles on it... also a 2001 with 314000 miles...)

The suspension components wear out at rates more-or-less related to the quality of roads driven...

A good rule-of-thumb with these cars is that any new-to-you TDI should have the timing belt system replaced properly by a known TDI-specialist. (See the 1000q "How to" section to see how it should be done...)

In your case, there are 3 recommendable mechanics in the D/FW area... (Brian Hague, Steve Alan Glover, and Marin Mihaljcic... PM if you'd like contact info.)

As for cost... these aren't "cheap" cars to maintain - even if you do the work yourself (recommendable if you have the aptitude...), but they provide an excellent driving experience and tend to last a long time...

All the best,

Yuri
 
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