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Looking at a 01 TT with 5300 miles, suggestions/concerns?

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There's a 2001 TT with only 5300 miles on it that is for sale that I will be looking at. What concerns would you have with a car seven years old with mileage that low? Obviously I'll have to find out what maintenance/TSB work has been done over the years and if I like it I will get a PPI done.

I'm just wondering what I should look out for and what maintenance work I would have to do right away (and cost) if things haven't been done the last couple of years.


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Personally i would be a little concerned with mileage that low (as i've said on here before) because it hasnt been driven very much to ascertain if there are any problems with it (plus not good for an engine). That said however, it will, for most part hardly had any wear. Definately get a Porsche check over etc and warrantee if poss and that will be the best piece of mind with most of the majors covered.

What i'd check from experience is brakes (corroded discs) especially with low mileage, clutch release baring (can you feel or hear the clutch binding when you operate it?), see if the boost pressure is hitting and maintaining 0.7bar at WOT(standard TT), check coolant level (coolant leak), damage on from radiators/condensors?, is air con cold?, inside edge tyre wear? (although as you know they wear on inside anyway), 'clunks' over speed humps/pot holes (suspension trouble), exhaust heat shield in place and tight?, battery age and condition?, these things you can check yourself, but best to get it professional looked over. Hope some of that helps you?

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