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Golf diesel with 36000 on clock - a good buy for covering 8000 miles per year?

Just seen a 2016 golf 1.6 diesel with 36,000 on the clock being sold in a Volkswagen Lookers branch for about £12500. Do you think it is worth it? I only cover about 8000 miles a year.

Asked on 26 December 2017 by Jon Clare

Answered by Honest John
In that case [low mileage], DO NOT BUY A DIESEL. Buy a 1.4TSI.
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