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Old June 4th, 2008, 06:01 PM
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Question TDI D-90 w/ high miles- smart purchase??

I would love to purchase a TDI D-90 (conversion complete). While extremely rare- it seems such an example can be found for sale every now and then.

Most however seem to have high mileage- well over 100k. I know the actual V8 to TDI conversion is a very expensive process. Even so, are such high milage TDI's really worth over $30k?

Even when the engine has substantially fewer miles - it's the rest of the D-90 I worry about most.

Any thoughts?


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Old June 4th, 2008, 08:10 PM
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If a 300 TDi is what you want then I would say yes they are worth that kind of money. The conversions are very high and D-90's with low miles and stock motors still bring in the $30k range every day.

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Old June 4th, 2008, 09:18 PM
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what was the milage @ the time of conversion ? 200 or 300 tdi ? The diesels have a much higher life expectancy than the gas engine it replaced.
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