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Hey folks -

Am back to the forum after being gone for awhile.

Lineage is 2001 S8 = > 2012 S5 = > 2017 VW GTI = > 2013 A5 Cab

Found a low mile example close to home and pulled the trigger for the summer time fun.
Ordered out my VAGCOM from Ross-Tech and some other goodies to enjoy the car.

Self inspected the vehicle before buying and ready/willing to sort out any preventive items.

No problems at all with my VW, the S5 was given up after warranty expired and had some engine problems. On the 2001 S8, I performed most of the major work on it myself, including timing belt change, trans fluid filter replace, water pump, and too much other stuff while the front end was off so I'm not afraid to get dirty.

Anything I should be aware of with these cars and double check? Cursory research says check the cam tensioners.

TIA!

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Hello and welcome back! Plenty of knowledgeable and friendly folks here as well as informative and insightful discussion threads. Hope you stick around and find this forum useful!
Hey there - thanks - looking for my new favorite forum - used to be pretty active on QuattroWorld but seems like it's died down over there.

In other news - it looks like I have an CPMA engine with 36k miles - talked to the dealer and they informed me to wait until it explodes and then bring it in :)
Service date is 1/29/2013 so it would appear I have 9 months of warranty left. (Bummed, I really like the car). One of my friends says to drive it until it breaks :)

Thanks for the warm welcome!
 

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CK welcome back mate and your car looks super!! PERSONALLY I would perform a full service and change all fluids and filters so that you have a good "starting point" and then go from there. I always change rotors and pads too cos braking is good!!! And perhaps tyres.
 

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CK welcome back mate and your car looks super!! PERSONALLY I would perform a full service and change all fluids and filters so that you have a good "starting point" and then go from there. I always change rotors and pads too cos braking is good!!! And perhaps tyres.
Thanks - the previous owner took good care of the car! W/out looking again at the service records - I think all the fluids have been done in the last couple of years, but I like that sentiment. Tyres (tires) are in great shape and I'll be using a set of winter wheels and tires when the time comes (I drive year round). Brakes and rotors are probably up next right after I put the clear bra on it.
 

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Nice car, but the line forms behind me. I picked up the exact same car (except in black) last November here in northeast Ohio and it had 2197 total miles on it. Currently at about 2600 miles. Enjoy!
Nice pull! Was just up in Cleveland yesterday! Beautiful day for a drive with the top down!
 

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Nice car, but the line forms behind me. I picked up the exact same car (except in black) last November here in northeast Ohio and it had 2197 total miles on it. Currently at about 2600 miles. Enjoy!
That is insanely low mileage!!! I have to ask if you know why that car just sat so much. I bought mine just over 3 years ago and have put almost 60k miles on her, so 2197 in 10 years is just incomprehensible to me. If you know, please share.
 

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Meh - I wouldn't say it's that uncommon. Someone with means that wants to have a fun car and only drives it on sunny days in Ohio when it's convenient, or on the weekends equals around 220 miles a year.

The one I bought was under 1000 miles per year. Retiree bought it off lease and drove it back and forth to the golf course once a week or so.
 
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