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Offline Cestriasteve

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New Member Advice
« on: February 01, 2019, 11:33:48 AM »
Hi, I’m a new member and would like some advice please:
I am giving back my mk7 gti company car and going to buy a low mileage mk5 as I loved having that model previously and I’m only doing 5K miles a year now and don’t see the point of having a CC now. Ive found a low mileage 3 door car, all OK, reasonable value at £5.5K with some advisories around suspension corrosion and ball joint play, I was going to replace it anyway with AP coil overs as I want to drop it 25mm. Do I still go ahead and buy or do I walk away. Some advice would be greatly appreciated, I’ve checked everything else, no sill issues, arches all ok, AC compressor seems good.
Steve

Offline OllieAKS

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Re: New Member Advice
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2019, 09:41:23 AM »
They are getting to the age where suspension corrosion will be quite common, if you are giving the components a full overhaul then I wouldn't worry too much. Ball joints are cheap enough too.

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Re: New Member Advice
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2019, 03:40:06 PM »
I know the Passat B6 alloy control arms are interchangeable but does anyone know if the rest of the front suspensions are also interchangeable - seen new on the bay (https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F231478362177) for what is pretty reasonable but not sure of figment and also if the quality of the Passat rubber bushes are same as the GTI.