I have a 2 litre diesel Skoda Octavia Estate (L&K model) with DSG gearbox which has done 63,000 miles, it has been garaged and main dealer serviced to schedule since new but is now 6 years old. I have had no problems apart from a defective rear wheel bearing replaced at 40,000 miles (£260). The question I am struggling with is whether I should replace the Octavia next Spring when it will be 6 1/2 years old? I could keep it until something goes wrong but that could be expensive and the cost of the repair would add nothing to the value. I also guess it must be reaching its "planned life". I am now only driving 8-10k per year so am thinking of a petrol car rather than another diesel. Welcome your thoughts.
These engines can lose their oil pump drive and that can be terminal. At 63k miles it needs its timing belt, tensioner, small pulleys and waterpump replacing if the job has not already been done. You also might not be far off a dual mass flywheel replacement and a diesel particulate filter replacement. So, though it's been good to you so far, I think time is ticking for this car. For lower mileages, a 1.4TSI 122 or even a 1.2TSI 105 make more sense. And these are chain cam so no belt replacement worries.
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