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I have owned my 2009 EOS for 10 years (purchased new) I love the vehicle and would never think of getting rid of it except that my husband has researched the issue with the timing chain tensioner and he thinks my engine will be ruined at any time because of this. Is it worth replacing/repairing ? So far I have not had any other problems with this vehicle but I know the hard top operation could be costly if there was ever a problem. My husband wants me to get rid of the EOS and get something else. Any recommendations?
 

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There's often a dilemma to replace an older car on the assumption something bad is going to happen. But remember at 10 years old its market value won't be very high and a new car will cost you a lot more. Worst case something bad happens and you won't have lost a lot if it has been a reliable car, taking all factors like mileage into account. Keep track of your repair and service costs. Once they outweigh the pleasure of driving the car, it's time to move on.

New to you cars are not without their problems either. I suspect you are getting the advice to replace because of the fear of expensive repairs up ahead? My wifey has an older low mileage well maintained car she loves and the only reason she might replace it is 'for something different'. She buys bottled water too!

Cam belt and chain tensioner problems can be associated with high mileages. Search the internet for any problems with your specific engine. On an older EOS, try to find a 3rd party local garage that specialises in V.W/Audi/Seat cars and get an estimate. I can't see it being a huge amount compared to some other problems?

Perhaps your hubby wants to drive something new and swanky like a Lexus or Merc. cabriolet and he wants to buy you a new car? :)
 
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