Volkswagen Transporter Kombi purchase

We are trying to buy a secondhand Volkswagen Transporter Kombi 2011. We had it checked out by VW and they said it needs a new cam belt, a new water pump, new brake pads and new tyres. It also missed its 90,000km service, it is just past that. I know nothing about cars, should we be concerned or should we simply cough up and get it fixed? We can negotiate to meet the dealer half way by increasing the price of the trade in. But it will still cost more than we bargained for.

Asked on 25 August 2015 by KateSA

Answered by Honest John
Obviously don't buy without that major service including timing belt, tensioner and waterpump. Just past its 90k mile due date is no problem as long as all the other oil services have been carried out at 10k, 20k, 30k, 40k, 50k, 60k, 70k and 80k miles. Any big gaps between them, don't buy it.
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