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2006 Volkswagen JettaVisitor, Fallbrook, CA, September 22, 2014 20:18Second tdi. 03 had much better mileage. I bought 06 new; brought it in from Tampa to California. While under warranty I took it to the dealer several times when it just wouldn't turn over. Dealer never found a problem, kept it for days. Headliner fell out @ 60k miles. Buttons bubbled on all the instruments & to fix the bad paint they want to replace everything. Absurd. The steering wheel melted, just began disintegrating. Now I've replaced both switches on the front windows. Each time they have to disassemble the entire door... $300 a pop.... now I'm replacing both motors and regulators in each door... $709 + tax per door. Air conditioner has had 6 filters and it blows when the new filter is in but one has to be going over 50 mph steady for it to begin cooling. If the outside temp. is over 85 degrees, it takes 20 minutes to begin cooling. After 90 degrees, it stops cooling. The only time I use the air conditioner is when it's over 90, so I'm so screwed. VW worked on it, but no results. I had to take it to an air conditioner specialist to get it replaced. I change the oil ever 3500 miles and perform all regular maintenance. I do not mind timing belts every 70k or replacing bulbs, but replacing the same bulb in the same fixture every year, really? The heat seats are awesome, but how often do i need them in southern California? I should never have sold the 03 tdi. It just got broken in at 50k miles… mpg actually improved to 48mpg from 42mpg. It really held it’s value as well, but this car…. I love diesels. But all these “little things” have added up to $5896. That amount does NOT include the regular maintenance items, oil changes, brakes, timing belts, tires etc. That is what it has cost to repair the structural problems. I did include the new headlamp covers. They were treated twice and I eventually just replaced them. It was the first time I did not have to buy an entire item, in this case the headlamp, to replace the cheap plastic. My speedometer plastic is scratched and I wanted to replace the plastic as I had cleaned it with something that melted it…. I think i used acetone... don't ;) And they told me I would have to replace the whole part. I could have gotten new doors for what they have charged me to fix the ones I have. VW dealer told me to trade it. They said they’ve fixed all the problems I was having. I don’t want a new car. I want this car to be right. I bought my son an 04 tdi wagon 5 years ago. It was made in Germany, all leather. It gets over 42mpg consistently and has none of the issues my Mexican Jetta has. So, if you want a diesel, the Golf is made in Germany. Just know that VW will NEVER do anything for their consumers no matter how loyal they have been nor how blatantly defective their product is produced.
2003 Volkswagen BeetleVisitor, Riverside, CA, July 29, 2014 15:46We helped our daughter buy this cute little POS - the dealer we purchased it from bought it at an auction and had no idea what nightmare awaited. My daughter (21) has wanted a green bug since she was 10 years old. After we bought the car, it immediately had problems. We contacted the dealer he graciously told us to take it somewhere for evaluation, which we did. It had a cracked gas tank, a JB welded oil pan and the turbo needed to be rebuilt. The dealer fixed all of these items and did not charge us a dime. It had even more problems can't remember them all but he offered to take the car back. My daughter did not listen to us and so the nightmare continues - the starter went out (tow cost me $104.00) had to be replaced, the MAP sensor had to be replaced, now the alternator needs to be replaced as well as the pulley/tension device - were having them do the drive belt because it's already apart - luckily my husband has experience with American cars but this German thing is a real piece of work - DO NOT BUY ONE - EVER!!
2014 Volkswagen PassatVisitor, San Antonio, TX, August 26, 2014 14:23Although it may be premature- the pure fun to drive experience is incredible!! The milage is awesome- torque is great on takeoff ( I have wondered if printed times are correct- seems faster). I really enjoy the center MFI between 2 analog gauges. We chose a diesel over a hybrid to NOT have to baby it to return mpgs. The DSG works differently in sport mode- worth a try
2011 Volkswagen CCVisitor, Georgetown, TX, May 21, 2014 13:48I have had my 2011 VW CC and I am now over 80,000 on it. I brag about my CC as the most reliable, dependable car I have had. I plan on buying another. Sure there were minor issues on the way but maybe its the dealership and the way they handle their customers that I remain with my CC and the service department at the dealer. I plan on keeping her a little longer. Its a shame that we never know what we get with a car but I lucked out with this girl. Always complimented with her!
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDIVisitor, Batavia, NY, July 14, 2014 18:58Canadian model, 2004 have 465Km, still going strong
1998 Volkswagen CabrioVisitor, Phoenix, AZ, April 20, 2013 15:14DO NOT BUY THIS CAR! LET ME SAY THIS AGAIN, DO NOT BUY THIS CAR. I honestly believe VW made this car to keep their auto shops busy. Things in the car just go wrong or break with little or no use, bought the after having it looked at and it has not been drivable most of the time. Every fix is an expensive fix...poor buying decision!
2006 Volkswagen GTIVisitor, Cincinnati, OH, March 07, 2013 09:03Interior: Front seat (drivers) bolsters to high (causing wear), back seat ash tray from center console came out, many plastic switch parts had paint chip off (even though car is not parked in sun). At base of front buckets seats, electric access panels have never stayed in place. Brakes - excellent - original at 60K Electric and lights - Fair - brake bulks don't last long and a pain to get out. Inside, front door (open/close) replaced, as over head console light replaced - electrical issues. Engine - Good, but thermostat failed - $1300 replace really? Exhaust/Emissions - only fair - Catalytic converter failed at 50K thankfully under warranty. Heating/AC - other than thermostat issue mentioned above okay. Suspension/Steering - while I love handling of car, in winter, even when car was a few years old - a lot of creaks and groans in cold weather. Really?
1997 Volkswagen Golfpaulrocky, Jackson Heights, NY, June 01, 2013 17:01I own a VW golf4.I had keeped it in garage for several years.After I installed a new battry it doesent start.Ignation seems ok but no gas in the engine.I tooked off the gas return pipe and it is dry.Car hase only 5 thousand miles so nothing wear out and last time I started it wasn't any problem wit it. May gasoline get too old i filled up several years ago or pump get plugged? Can help me someone? Only car i have and didn't used for long illness.Rookie
2004 Volkswagen TouaregVisitor, Watervliet, NY, April 29, 2013 15:26I own a 2004 Touareg, loaded and only serviced by VW since new. I would not expect a vehicle at this price to have so many problems. I would not buy another. If you are going to buy used and it has not been serviced by VW, I would recommend staying away from it as the expense is great to own. At this price range the options are many.
1995 Volkswagen EuroVanVisitor, California City, CA, March 18, 2014 19:26My 95 Euro Van has a badly cracked pop top. It has been repaired twice for small cracks but now it is cracked across the top. What are my options? thank you
2003 Volkswagen Passat W8Visitor, Warrington, PA, May 07, 2013 12:07So far 1,000 miles I love the car I do have the check engine light on I know the owener said when it is cold it is slow to get going but I have not seen it just the check engine light I will have to see what the code is but nice and smooth...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle TDIruthiejoin, Jackson, OH, December 26, 2012 14:26All of a sudden I am experiencing the car fogging up inside and the defrost and heater will neither one clear it up. I had a mechanic and a glass company look at it and neither found any glass or mechanical leaks. The glass co. said it might be some break in the body of the car letting moisture in otherwise he can't think of anything else. car in good condition except biggest problem I have had is replaceing the alternator. They said they had to pull the front end off to replace it. very expensive, however I dont know if that would cause fogging inside my vehicle. Afraid to take it out in the damp rain and fog. no use to me at all during this type of weather.Rookie
2005 Volkswagen Passat TDIVisitor, Mill Hall, PA, November 25, 2013 07:59I have had this car for a year now, about 160,000 miles. I have already had to replace the transmission (the new one has 70,000 miles on it) and it is now doing the same clunking and hard shifting as the previous one! I really do like this car and the mileage that I receive which is usually around 35-37mpg, and that is "country" because it is rarely on the highway for more than 10 miles. Also, will not start when it is cold out. It needs to be jumped, the battery is turning over and the glow plug light is not on so something faulty with the car. I wouldn't recommend this car to anyone. Sorry.
2000 Volkswagen Golf TDIVisitor, San Francisco, CA, November 29, 2012 16:57I own a 2000 Jetta diesel,last 6 years nothing but cost & headache. Diesel engine excellent on fuel but maintenance cost is high on the engine, poor quality parts, turbocharge, exhaust system build up, valve controls failed to open or close. Would I buy another VW car not likely.
2009 Volkswagen EosVisitor, Phoenix, AZ, February 27, 2013 15:19This "transformer" car gets comments and stares all the time, I love it; fast when you want to stomp on the turbo, good gas mileage when you go easy, back seats for the occasional passengers and 'some' trunk space, as well as it looks inconspicuous when the top is up, and still a hoot to drive. Complaints would be the premium gas requirement, occasional burping of the DSG transmission at low speeds (hesitation, etc) and the crazy new car prices, I bought used but still with the factory warranty.
1991 Volkswagen CabrioletVisitor, Avon Park, FL, February 01, 2012 19:23'90 VW Etienne Aigner Cabriolet, sweet car. Although the constant oil and coolant leaks are killing the magic. Other than that its gorgeous. (At the moment it has no air; something wrong with the air-compressor, it was reworked so idk if its a native problem.)
1991 Volkswagen VanagonVisitor, Racine, WI, May 07, 2013 02:02nice an were is this a
2010 Volkswagen CC VR6Visitor, Orlando, FL, April 03, 2014 12:39I have a 2010 CC and the biggest issue were the Continental Tires. I had to replace due to noise and out of round. I will never own Continental tires again. Very poor quality. The upper rear bulb when out but I'm waiting for my 40,000 mile service to have that replaced. I am not looking forward to that service. I was quoted 750.00. Paying high labor rates for a lot of visual checking...
2008 Volkswagen R32Webley Scott, Indianapolis, IN, October 17, 2012 08:54This car is what I would call a "sleeper." You see it on the road and say to yourself: "Another VW; big deal." Well, this one, the R32 ('08 edition), is a BIG DEAL! It goes faster than any sane person would want to go, let alone need to go. It steers as if it's on a rail; where you point it, it will go, in part, attributable to the standard four wheel drive. The engine has a lot of heart, always ready to pull, and this with conventional aspiration, no turbo. The exhaust note is sweet, delivering a sound that lets you know it been tweaked. I would like an overdrive gear. The double-clutch transmission has six speeds, all of which are optimized to deliver performance. At cruising speeds on a highway an "economy gear" would be nice. Even without an "overdrive," the R32 will deliver 30 mpg when driven within the speed limit with moderate acceleration and braking. If you want to match your speed to most other vehicles on an interstate highway, you'll have to settle for approximately 27 mpg. Did I mention the transmission? Your choices of how your R32 is going to shift is mind-boggling. Normal automatic; sport automatic; mannual w/stick; manual w/paddles. You can temporarily switch to "paddle mode" and back to automatic without you hands leaving the steering wheel. Also I mustn't neglect to observe the "cracking" exhaust note as it matches the rpm on you downshifts. As I said eariler ~ SWEET! ! ! ! The only area where I downgraded the R32 was on the lights. There's a nice set of fog or driving lights (I don't know which) already installed. I'm guessing they're legal in Europe, but apparently not in the United States. The write-ups on the car were "up front" about this. You can't turn them on; the dealer can't turn them on. I assume VW could, but won't. Too bad; nice lights. Have checked the blogs in the past, but never found anything telling how to get around this difficulty. My word choice, not VW's.Rookie
1991 Volkswagen Foxfauche, Bell, CA, May 22, 2010 16:47I bough this car 5 year ago and has never let me down.Enthusiast
2009 Volkswagen RabbitVisitor, Saint Paul, MN, September 18, 2014 10:59Buyer Beware!!! we bought a 2009 Volkswagen Rabbit (new) and have had trouble from the beginning. The brakes always squeeked and Smeltz Countryside Volkswagen could never find the problem. Our tire light came on and off and recently, we found out we needed a new engine at 70,000 miles. This dealership sold us a LEMON!! They also told us we needed a new sensor which we ok'd and the cost was $500.00. After the sensor was replaced they told us the engine was bad and it would cost $7,000 BUT before they could confirm it was the engine we needed to pay them $1,000.00 so we paid it. Our car left Smeltz Countryside Volkswagen on a tow truck non drivable and we had to pay them $1,500.00. They couldn't even put the engine back together unless we paid an additional $300.00. Is this normal? I feel ripped off!!!
2013 Volkswagen Touareg TDIdavrok, Williamsport, KY, August 27, 2014 12:44I actually have an Amarok and live in Australia, but this option was not available. Problem is my wipers became stuck in the upright position while using them in the rain. New vehicle with 1800 kl's on clock. Is there a simple remedy ? Regards DavrokRookie
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