After the RC transfer, I got the service history from VW, so I am good for another 29K km for DSG service.
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I bought a 9-year-old Volkswagen Passat Highline AT from a FB marketplace ad. posted by a dealer, in Mar 2022. What I found during my search was, FB marketplace and OLX are the two places where we can see almost all the pre-owned vehicles that are for sale, in Bangalore. The dealers also post ad. there and so are the authorized dealer’s used car outlets. For instance, Renault Select (Trident) post the cars on its own site as well as in OLX.
My buying experience:
The dealer from whom I bought the car was near Agara Lake, through their FB marketplace ad. Coming to my buying experience, overall it is fair. They allowed me to take the car to a VW dealer and get a general checkup done. With the result of a general checkup, I could negotiate and get the price lowered by 30K for what amount I had booked and paid a token advance.
Two things were disappointing:
I didn’t even do an oil service or a DSG oil replacement after buying. The MID showed the service is due only after 12,000 km or 8 months. I did service only by that schedule and had no issues until then. After the RC transfer, I got the service history from VW, so I am good for another 29K km for DSG service.
Two other things which I could have been a bit more careful about are:
For the purchase cost of Rs.6.5 lakhs, these expenses were okay. Only that, it took longer to get the desired condition of the vehicle due to some careless mistakes.
Images: VW general check-up report, delivery of the vehicle, pooja, old headlights, testing low beam and high beam after the upgrade, spare tyre damage, After first professional wash & interior detailing.
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