High mileage mk6 GTI


New member
Hi all,

Im new to the page. I currently drive a seat ibiza 1.2tsi and looking to change over to a mk6 gti. just after some advice on what to look out for and is it worth going for a high mileage gti ?

i have found one which if full spec but has 128k miles on with full service history 11 stamps, 1 keeper & priced @ 6,995.

Any help would be appreciated thank you


Autocross Champion
The timing chain tensioner is the big issue. Models after 2013 should have the updated tensioner. If unsure if it was replaced I'd check.

Do you have OBD11 or VagCom?


Autocross Champion
I have a carista which i use to scan with

Ah okay. I was thinking it would be good to take a block 93 measurement to check the chain slack but you can't take measurements with that. Not required but something that can be a concern with higher mileage cars.


New member
Yeah if I get one I definitely want to try to have it looked over by a professional haha. I remember hearing about the tensioner, good look reminding me. Definitely will get records before buying anything, especially if I end up getting a DSG (which isn't my first choice since they need maintenance I am not confident the average driver will keep up with).


Autocross Newbie