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Looking at a 2003 Jetta Wagon TDI 129000 miles, around $8-9000. Claims no major issues - only A/C doesn't work. I know diesels last for longer miles, but do you think I would just be buying a bunch of mechanical problems at this mileage?

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Thats nothing for a tdi the a/c compressors are prone to seizing , oil pans are low to the ground hit everything easy to change though

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