Should I buy a car with turbo oscillation?

I am about to buy a 2018 Astra Automatic. It has low mileage 7500, one owner since new, full service history but my AA inspection has thrown up turbo oscillation or turbo kick which gets more as you go up in speed. There are no fault codes.

Garage has checked the car after the inspection and there are no faults. They are adamant that it is a good car and have even offered to extend warranty to 12 months from 3 months. Mot history is good and car comes with 10months Mot. Should I still buy?

Asked on 7 February 2024 by Tim

Answered by David Ross
It is a wise decision to have a used vehicle inspected before purchase, and its value has been proven with the detection of the turbo issue. Whether you still choose to purchase the car is your decision, but it is worth bearing in mind that the dealer will still be keen to sell the car, and although an extended warranty may assist if there are problems down the line, you should consider whether this is more desirable than finding an alternative car without this issue.
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