Author Topic: Thinking of getting a mk7  (Read 1729 times)

Offline ajmoir36

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Re: Thinking of getting a mk7
« Reply #20 on: 07 February 2022, 19:07 »
2015 non PP.

mirror switch fail, erratic mirror movements when adjusting the mirrors.21k miles
Chrome pieces on the electric window switches in the drivers door break off. 25k miles
Oil leak from timing chain cover bottom of engine. Not sure how common 33k miles.
Water pump failure 48k miles (overheating more than 90 degrees on temp gauge), required changing entire water pump assembly. £650 at independent.
Diagonally parked in a parallel universe.
On Order: Mk8 R, Pure White, Reversing Camera, Harmon Kardon, Heated seats all round.
Gone: Mk7.5 R, 5dr, DSG, Deep Pearl Black, 18” Cadiz, Nav, Winter Pack, Keyless, Dynaudio and Reversing camera.
Gone: Mk7 R, 5dr, DSG, Limestone Grey, 19" Pretoria's, Nav Pro, DCC, Winter Pack, Keyless, Mobile Prep and Reversing Camera.
Gone: Mk6 GTD, 5dr, Manual, Tornado Red, 18" Vancouvers, RCD510 + Dynaudio, heated seats.

Offline Dazie00

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Re: Thinking of getting a mk7
« Reply #21 on: 09 February 2022, 19:45 »
How reliable are the turbos on these ? Turbo failures always seem to follow me around ! Car I’m currently looking at is a 14 plate with 49k miles on it

I had a 7R for 7 years and apart from 1 turbo failure, quite common on early 14 plate cars , it was very good , changed it last year for a 5GTI but have recently bough a 7PP on a 65 plate , hope to have many good years of ownership.
GTI PP, Leather, Pan roof, Rev Camera, Keyless , MIB2
Stage 1, Pikey R600, Belvedere alloys ,Pedal box

Gone but not forgotten
GTI 5 Man
R 7 DSG stage 1
RS4 B7
GTI 4 1.8T