I have the 1.6 cdti, it makes horrible noises, everybody is talking about bad timing chain but never really heard that anybody would snap his timing chain... Many people go 100-200.000 km without changing chain, and even they do the rattling sound comes back. Even the mechanic guy in the dealership said they never seen a chain snapped or jumped... So I start to think people are just know nothing about diesels. I remember the old Mercedes (like the w201) diesels sounded soooo terrible, but they were one of the most reliable cars ever built. I am curious if I am right and people are just making up idiot diagnostics, or the sitauation is really that bad... I changed my chain at 180.000 km, and it was losen but not terribly losen, I think it would be fine for many kilometers more...