Skoda Superb - a good used buy pre recall?

I have an opportunity to purchase a 2011 Superb Estate 170 SE with 40k miles at trade price, as it is currently business owned and due for replacement. I know the car it has been well looked after and is right for me and family, however I am concerned about the recall next year and potential impact on economy and / or performance. Should I be concerned and would you consider it a reasonable purchase at this time? At the price quoted (£8k) I am struggling to find much else to compete against it.

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Volkswagen released the 'fix' for EA189 2.0 TDI yesterday and it is no more than a software reprogramme, taking about half an hour. They promise that it will not affect economy or performance. See: www.honestjohn.co.uk/news/volkswagen-emissions-sca.../
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