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Verdict on MK8 - Good Model to Buy

Postby PCSBristol » Mon Sep 05, 2022 10:02 am

Hello all,

I'm currently at the end of a lease on a MK8, had the van from New - lease is finishing in November. I've loved having this, no issues whatsoever in these 3 years.

I'm looking to buy my next one and I can't see any good reason why I woukd t go for the exact same thing - MK8, roughly 2 to 4 years old.

May I ask the forum - what is the verdict on these as they get older? I'm mindful I've only seen the best years of my current van (brand new, warrantied etc), so I won't know any recurring or well known pitfalls of them as they get older.

Are they considered a decent vehicle as they get older? Am I right in looking at this model as a decent pint for the next 8-19 years or so. I cover about 20k per year City miles. I'm aware of keeping the DPF cleaned etc as I have to do this on mines now.

PS I'll only be looking at the standard diesel Euro 6 engine, not hybrid or electric etc.

Many thanks in advance.
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Re: Verdict on MK8 - Good Model to Buy

Postby PCSBristol » Mon Sep 05, 2022 5:13 pm

Edit, Should have read:

"Am I right in looking at this model as a decent punt for the next 8-10 years or so"
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Re: Verdict on MK8 - Good Model to Buy

Postby dumper » Mon Sep 05, 2022 7:54 pm

Why not see if the lease company will sell you it for a fair price you know at the moment it’s good my mk8 was at 7000 miles when I got it x lease minibus at 22 months old and compared to my last vans that had 100000 plus miles on them when I got it I would never get a low mileage van again my mk6 135 tdci on the form has a bad rep but for me it was the best van I’ve ever turned into a camper.
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1974 mk1 v4 with 2.0 pinto fitted
1986 mk3 2.5 di swb
1990 190 lwb 2.5 di
1998 100 lwb 2.5 di
2006 350 jumbo 135 tdci
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Re: Verdict on MK8 - Good Model to Buy

Postby PCSBristol » Mon Sep 05, 2022 10:12 pm

Sadly it's too small for what I need - it's an L2H2 and I want a L3H3 otherwise I'd Defo buy it off them.
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