I have a few updates as I still don’t have her yet. Next Wednesday if all goes well. The dealership has done the initial inspection and it’s going in to have the repairs/detailing done early next week. For a car with only 26,000 kms, she’s sure been a pricey one. But so far it seems like they’re being very thorough. In total with her previous owner and these upcoming procedures, she’ll have had over $15,000 done in maintenance and repairs. Originally they said my mechanic could inspect it, but then changed that to say it has to be done at the provincial insurance company mechanic shop. I’m not happy about it, but so far it’s been my only gripe with the process and the car salesman is very new to VW. I’m debating on if I’m going to have that inspection done and leaning towards not as I’d imagine they just check off boxes on a safety inspection, not give suggestion/advice like my mechanic would have.
a couple things seem concerning that I haven’t asked them about yet, I’m going to wait until I have the full inspection report. It’s had the fuel until replaced twice. This comes up as the most common repair on repairpal, but two units in under 26,000 kms seems excessive. It’s also had the radiator replaced and that was concerning to one friend, but when I look it up online it seems a bit more common for how old it is as opposed to how little it’s been driven. I really know very little about cars, but I’m trying. I’d hired an auto broker to help me, but that ended up going sideways.
I could pay for a warranty, but it’s $2500/1yr-$5000/4yrs and while it sounds like it covers most things, including the roof, there’s a chunk of stuff that it doesn’t, including, but not limited to, “exhaust and emission systems, batteries, shock absorbers, struts / mounting plates, clutch assembly, brake rotors and drums, friction brake material, friction clutch disc and pressure plate, light bulbs, fuses, throw out bearing, door and trunk handles.”
Anyways, any opinions/suggestions on any of this is greatly appreciated.