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Hello all. 
 

I am looking to buy a mk7.5 golf r . It has 53k miles is this to much? Should I stay away? The car has lived it’s life on the motorway. It’s a manual. I have test driven it and it feels great. Anything Else I should look at? 
 

thanks 

Ryan. 

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As long as it has been well looked after I don’t see a problem with higher mileage.    I bought mine with fairly high mileage and it has been absolutely fine! If anything it made it more of a b

I plan on getting a new clutch for it anyway. I have pretty much accepted this. I will enjoy it and if it goes it goes. Thank you so much for the help everyone. I am picking it up next week! 

As long as it has been well looked after I don’t see a problem with higher mileage. 
 

I bought mine with fairly high mileage and it has been absolutely fine! If anything it made it more of a bargain as it was priced a lot lower than others I was looking at. 
 

Persobally I’d rather a car with high mileage but very well maintained, rather than low mileage with no history/poor maintenance. 

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7 hours ago, SloGold said:

As long as it has been well looked after I don’t see a problem with higher mileage. 
 

I bought mine with fairly high mileage and it has been absolutely fine! If anything it made it more of a bargain as it was priced a lot lower than others I was looking at. 
 

Persobally I’d rather a car with high mileage but very well maintained, rather than low mileage with no history/poor maintenance. 

 

This. It's short journeys around town where the car is started up regularly from cold / not up to temperature that is damaging to engines. Motorway miles are nowhere near as taxing and the car you are interested in looks to have been maintained well.

 

I too have bought higher mileage cars in the past and have never had any problems with them. Go for it.

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I have a friend who bought his 7.5 new in June 2017 & I think he's now done just over 80k in it.

 

My view on it is

Higher than average mileage + 1 owner = 👍

Low mileage + several owners = 👎

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@ryanridge18; As others have said, a car with higher than average annual miles shouldn’t be an issue, provided it’s been well cared for and all servicing / regular maintenance jobs have been carried out on time. 
 

I’d be wanting to see evidence of the service history to ensure servicing and maintenance hasn’t been skimped on. As @golf7.5r had said, brand of tyres is also a good indication of how a car has been cared for; matching premium brand tyres on all four wheels are a good sign, but cheap Chinese ditchfinders would be a red flag for me. Also worth checking the car’s MOT history on gov.uk website - a large number of advisories could also indicate the reviews owner may have skimmed on maintenance.

 

Apart from doing the usual visual checks on the car’s overall condition, bear in mind that a ‘motorway mile muncher’ may have more than the usual number of stone chips on the forward facing panels (bonnet, front bumper, door mirror caps) so check these carefully, and also check the headlamps and windscreen for damage - the R’s headlamps are expensive to replace if they’re damaged (e.g. cracked lenses). Additionally, check the alloys for signs of damage / repairs - some of UK’s roads aren’t in the best condition, so there maybe a greater chance of a high mileage car’s alloys having sustained damage from road hazards such as potholes, raised or sunken drain covers etc. 
 

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All above great advice.  May I add checking Brake Pad renewal….can help show how a car has been used.

Assuming you Must have a Manual Transmission.

Tried a DSG??  
Just sayin’ like.😀

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13 hours ago, R_wannabe_owner said:

@ryanridge18; As others have said, a car with higher than average annual miles shouldn’t be an issue, provided it’s been well cared for and all servicing / regular maintenance jobs have been carried out on time. 
 

I’d be wanting to see evidence of the service history to ensure servicing and maintenance hasn’t been skimped on. As @golf7.5r had said, brand of tyres is also a good indication of how a car has been cared for; matching premium brand tyres on all four wheels are a good sign, but cheap Chinese ditchfinders would be a red flag for me. Also worth checking the car’s MOT history on gov.uk website - a large number of advisories could also indicate the reviews owner may have skimmed on maintenance.

 

Apart from doing the usual visual checks on the car’s overall condition, bear in mind that a ‘motorway mile muncher’ may have more than the usual number of stone chips on the forward facing panels (bonnet, front bumper, door mirror caps) so check these carefully, and also check the headlamps and windscreen for damage - the R’s headlamps are expensive to replace if they’re damaged (e.g. cracked lenses). Additionally, check the alloys for signs of damage / repairs - some of UK’s roads aren’t in the best condition, so there maybe a greater chance of a high mileage car’s alloys having sustained damage from road hazards such as potholes, raised or sunken drain covers etc. 
 

The car has been with the same dealership it’s hole life. I have check through the service. Haldex was serviced and cleaned 

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14 hours ago, golf7.5r said:

When you say well maintained, how many services has it had? Has it had the plugs changed? Was the haldex filter cleaned? What tyres does it have on it?

Had a service ever 10k miles. It has P4S on it. Tyres are in good condition. 

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11 hours ago, ryanridge18 said:

Another question. Is 50k considered high mileage? For these cars anyway. Know a guy who did 100k in his golf r without any issues 


Whether it’s considered high mileage will depend on how old the car is. A 2019 R with 50k miles would be considered to be a high(er) mileage car (circa 17k - 20k miles per year) compared to say, a 2017 car with the same mileage (circa 10k miles per year).

 

I don’t think you’ve said what age the car is you’re considering buying. As has been said by other posters, how the car’s been serviced and maintained, and the type of miles it’s covered (e.g. mainly unstressed motorway miles) is more important than the actual mileage. 

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2 hours ago, R_wannabe_owner said:


Whether it’s considered high mileage will depend on how old the car is. A 2019 R with 50k miles would be considered to be a high(er) mileage car (circa 17k - 20k miles per year) compared to say, a 2017 car with the same mileage (circa 10k miles per year).

 

I don’t think you’ve said what age the car is you’re considering buying. As has been said by other posters, how the car’s been serviced and maintained, and the type of miles it’s covered (e.g. mainly unstressed motorway miles) is more important than the actual mileage. 

Car is 2018. Don’t think it was trashed about. Was owned by a older couple who traded it in for a bigger car. Services all look good. Think I’m going to go ahead with it. Looks in top shape. The dealership is also offering a one year warranty which can’t hurt 

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