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Volkswagen Golf 2012: Is it worth replacing the engine?

Asked by Joel

The 2012 Volkswagen Golf I inherited has an engine fault and needs to be replaced. It has only done 60,000 km and is in good condition. If we pay for a new engine for approx. $5000, how does it affect the retail value i.e. higher as engine is new, or lower as people could be scared off?

Answered by CarsGuide

6 Sep 2019 Graham Smith

It’s unlikely to have any effect on the value at all. Some people could be scared off by a 2012 Golf, given its history of engine and transmission problems, while others might consider a new engine a bonus without wanting to pay any more for it.

 

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