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    Things to look out for 2018 Arteon

    Hi all,

    Been a while since i got back into a VW. Looking to purchase a 2018 Arteon with 110,000km. Are there anything of concern that I need to be aware of? Thank you heaps in advance for the advice.

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    My quick snapshot of things to check:

    Service history re: (oil changes, DSG and Halex fluid changes and all standard service items)
    Water pump - the Achilles Heel of the EA888 - will require replacing as some stage
    Suspension - take the car for a good test drive over uneven ground, speed humps, car park entries/driveways etc and listen for clunks, squeaks, rattles and groans. Strut mount bearings can become noisy, and the front lower control arm bushes are a known issue.

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    thank you heaps.

    Quote Originally Posted by petemac110 View Post
    My quick snapshot of things to check:

    Service history re: (oil changes, DSG and Halex fluid changes and all standard service items)
    Water pump - the Achilles Heel of the EA888 - will require replacing as some stage
    Suspension - take the car for a good test drive over uneven ground, speed humps, car park entries/driveways etc and listen for clunks, squeaks, rattles and groans. Strut mount bearings can become noisy, and the front lower control arm bushes are a known issue.
    Thank you heaps for that.

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    If it's got a sunroof, check the exterior trim around the sunroof for cracks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darty View Post
    If it's got a sunroof, check the exterior trim around the sunroof for cracks.
    And drains for blockages and spider traps
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillbilly View Post
    And drains for blockages and spider traps
    AMEN TO THAT!

    I've been on the receiving end of flooded sunroof drains, wet BCM and electronics, and a dead car for a few days. Not fun at all

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    Check for cooling leaks. VW in general is notorious for leaking water pump/thermostat housings. Had mine replaced at 90k.

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    Cheers to all, thanks heaps for that.

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