Should I buy a Volkswagen Golf which has had a head gasket repair?

I've seen a 1998 Volkswagen Golf that I'm interested in buying and the advert says that £705 was recently spent on it. This is what was done (reading from the garage receipt): Remove cylinder head. Pressure test and skim. Replace head gasket and head bolts and cambelt kit and water pump, plus anti-freeze and oil and filter. On the receipt it also says 'advise water housing, slight seep'. Is this car worth buying or should I steer clear - do you think there could be any further head gasket issues?

Asked on 1 September 2010 by emmabighair

Answered by Honest John
Yes I do think there could be further problems. I'd avoid it.
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