Hi all, my father has taken his car for MOT and it has failed on emissions, he has a 2007 MK3 2.0 Roadster, the car is in fairly good condition apart from the emissions. On inspection by a trusted mechanic friend he has been told the engine is damaged and would need a lot of work (its burning oil) and said it has been abused. Now my dad has only had the car just under a year and has only covered 2k in it, as an aging gent he doesn’t thrash it and looks like he’s bought a dud.
Should he replace the engine? fix the engine? or cut his losses and sell it?
Any ideas please