Question Answered: Won't start
October 13, 2010, 06:20 AM
You may not be trning the key hard enough, like my cabbie, they seem to all have the same problems eventually. It sounds like a bad idea, and don't do so in an angry way, but make sure to twist your hand hard, and strong when you go to start her. Be sure you're pressing the brake what you're starting her, and twist HARD.
Question Answered: Intermittent starting, dash gauges/lights behave strangely
October 13, 2010, 06:18 AM
You may have already tried this, but have you tried turning the key 'hard'? It sounds like a terrible idea, but when you go to turn your key, twist your hand quick, and strong. It'll feel odd, and 'click' and then it'll start.
If it backfires, it's rather normal. Mine does every now and then when I start her.
Car Review: 1992 Chevrolet Lumina
October 13, 2010, 06:12 AM
This was my first car, and I loved it unconditionally.
Everything was amazing, and she even had 200+k miles on her.
I miss her dearly.
Car Review: 1999 Volkswagen Cabrio
October 13, 2010, 06:04 AM
Got this car almost 2 months ago, after totalling my previous car ((Which was not a VW)) and desperatly needed a car to get to work and school. Days after buying it, I thoughrouly regretted ever spending money on this pos.
I've have to re-align the car twice already, replace nearly all of the lights, the left dashlight doesn't work, so at night I can't see how fast I'm going. ((I got some blue-light minis from walmart to replace the dashlights, those work amazing for any future references.))
A hole tore above the window in the back, so I had to plaster it closed with black silicone. ((Looks ugly now, but doesn't leak when it rains.)) Speaking of so; when it rains, the lip in my front window ((the drivers side)) doesn't catch the window, and it leaks terribly, soaking my seat.
The 'Brake' light is stuck on constantly, and thus I have to hit the steering wheel to make it go off, but it flashes back on every now and then, so I have to do that over and over again.
Last but not least, my latest problem. When I turn my steering wheel, the headlights, heat/air, and dashlights og off.
So in all, unl;ess you're a Volkswagen junkie, steer clear of this pos.