Should I be concerned about a high mileage TSI engine?

Should I be concerned about a high mileage petrol EcoTSI engine? The car I'm looking at appears to be ex fleet, as it covered 90,000 miles in it's first three years, and then a further 20,000 in the next two. I'm on a low budget and would prefer a facelift FR Technology model, but was the 1.4 EcoTSI a good engine or would I realistically be looking at lots of issues to come at that mileage? Car has a full service history and clean MoT history.

Asked on 13 October 2023 by Andrew

Answered by David Ross
The 1.4-litre TSI engine is generally regarded as being a reliable unit, but with this particular example the service history is crucial. A high mileage such as this is not necessarily a bad thing if the car has been well maintained, and it is also likely that it will have included a lot of motorway miles which is usually undemanding for a car's mechanicals. It would also be worth considering that a cambelt replacement would be due soon, so if this is unaffordable you may wish to consider an alternative example.
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