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V6 4Motion buyer's guide?

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As stated in another thread i'm looking to buy one of these, preferably enthusiast owned with FSH and less than 100K miles.

 

Is there anything you should look out for on the Golf V6 4Mo at particular mileages? What typically goes wrong, and at what kind of age/mileage?

 

And is the Bora V6 4Mo the same performance wise and mechanically?

 

This forum is a godsend for people like myself who haven't owned many VAG cars so thanks in advance, hope someone can help :) 

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I think the earlier AUE engines don't need their chains changing, the BDE ones (post 2001) need changing at 100K. Haldex 4wd should be serviced every 20k, with filter at 40K. Radiator fans have a fault where the smaller one doesn't constantly spin, easy fix with a resistor.

Bora and golf are pretty much the same running gear and engine wise, except things like the exhaust is longer...

Plus all the usual MK4 things, rust etc.

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Thanks guys, for a month I thought I was getting one which turned out to have a dodgy MOT so I had to walk away in the end :( 

 

However, another one came up in Cornwall which was better and had had more money spent on it so I went down last week and got it and i'm well pleased! 

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They are great cars are can be easily upgraded! I've got R32 shocks, springs and ARBs to go on mine, straight fit and apparently transforms the car no end! Also pretty much all MK4 bits are cheap! Where else would you get a 204hp 4wd car for the price they're going for!

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