I'm looking at what appears to be a well cared for 2008 VW Passat Turbo Wagon and wonder what the average life span of the car is expected to be? What should I look/ask for before purchasing?

Asked by lwood8808 Apr 28, 2015 at 08:31 AM about the 2008 Volkswagen Passat Turbo Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Can you run regular gas or does it require premium?
At what intervals should the timing belt be changed?

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I'd look maintenance record supporting usage of the correct specification of oil. Most likely a dealership or VW specialty repair shop, or if the owner seems to know what you're talking about without saying "yeah, I always used synthetic" because that is not the sole requirement.


Germany is generally a cold climate so oils like 0W-40 are specified. If you live in Las Vegas,a 5W or 10W-40 is OK because of the greater heat and use of the AC.

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