I've owned 5 different Mk4 VW Golfs over the last 15 years and this blog is based on the information I've learned about maintaining them over that time. I currently drive a 2002 PD150 TDI Golf, badged as a GTI despite being diesel
If you are looking to buy a used car and want to check the mileage and MOT history then there is a new free tool available on the DVLA website that shows all MOT history since 2006. Unfortunately it's a bit of a backwards step as the previous tool had more information available but you needed the V5 document reference to use it, this is much better as you only need the registration number and vehicle make.
Used Car Free Mileage MOT History Checker UK
I decided to do a check on one of my old VW Golf TDI cars to see if it was still on the road. I sold the car in August 2013 with 189,000 miles on the clock as recorded on the MOT. The buyer for the car travelled halfway across the UK from Stoke on Trent to Kent to collect the car which seemed slightly strange to me but they paid in cash and took the car for £1800.
VW Golf TDI 130 LT53ZCV
It was interesting to view the vehicle history for LT53ZCV since I sold it as the car has now miraculously lost 100,000 miles off the clock! I'd imagine it has made a massive difference to the value and the new owner probably paid a lot more than I sold it for.