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Is it worth putting a reman tranny in this 2007 Octavia?

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Make and model: Škoda Octavia Combi

Year of manufacture: 2007

Engine : 2.0 FSI, 110 kw

Transmission: 6-speed automatic; Tiptronic

Bought new 

 

At 320;000 kilometres; the transmission went out. A local store is able to put in a remanufactured unit for 1,500 €. 

Is it worth doing? 

The car's not mine; it's my uncle's. He is on the verge of selling the car and buying a late model Škoda (2018 or above). 

On the other hand; he wants to keep this old one because apart from the transmission; the car is in good shape and served him well.

Please help.

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I’d get rid of it, because the engine might not be too far behind..

If he likes Škoda vehicles so much, recommend he gets a manual TDI next time..

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Have to see if the 1,500 € to replace with reman trans is more than what the vehicle is worth. It's really up to your uncle if that is something he wants to deal with. 

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Well, if he likes to gamble realize they're just putting a used transmission then who knows what kinds of shape they had

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Get a cheap used transmission, I wouldn’t go for a 1.5k refurbished, usually you can find used for cheaper at a junkyard that warranties it.

who knows it might last another 100,000km.

Posted by: @kristtboda

late model Škoda (2018 or above)

He’ll be disappointed, a friend needed an engine for his 1.4TSI Rapid (head gasket blew at ~130k km) and (at least my local) junkyards were just full of dead low mileages modern Skodas.

He’ll be VERY disappointed unless he finds a diesel and a car with a non-dry clutch automatic.

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