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Old 03-10-2005, 09:07 PM   #1
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volkswagen????

Are they reliable cars?? A lot of my friends complain about technical difficulties with the engine. I wanted to get myself volkswagen golf but I thinbk I will back off. What do you think?
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Old 03-11-2005, 02:00 AM   #2
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Are they reliable cars?? A lot of my friends complain about technical difficulties with the engine. I wanted to get myself volkswagen golf but I thinbk I will back off. What do you think?

I would only buy a TDI. The others are junk, you can get better for the price.
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Old 03-11-2005, 02:20 AM   #3
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get the golf r32
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Old 03-11-2005, 02:23 AM   #4
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the r32 is far better than the TDI, dont know why you think its "junk"
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Old 03-11-2005, 02:30 AM   #5
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Those r32 are pretty rare arent they?? It has a big engine but still is it technically good. Volkswagens were much better when they were produced in germany only now it is just a big mess.
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Old 03-11-2005, 02:34 AM   #6
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the r32 are very good performers. 1/4 mile in 14.2 @ 98 mph, 3.2 liter so it has good potential for upgrades, 241 hp, 236tq, and only 3200, not bad if you ask me.
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Old 03-14-2005, 09:06 PM   #7
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a lot of vws are asembled in mexico I see online.... Wil lthat make these cars junk?
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Old 03-14-2005, 09:37 PM   #8
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Where a car is assembled doesn't change the reliability/performance of the car.

Volkswagens are pretty reliable cars all around, but when something does break they are very technologically based cars and are therefor hard to work on.
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Old 03-15-2005, 02:09 AM   #9
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Where a car is assembled doesn't change the reliability/performance of the car.

Volkswagens are pretty reliable cars all around, but when something does break they are very technologically based cars and are therefor hard to work on.
Very true. I read an article a little while ago in Automobile about this. (Great article April 2005) The Jetta is assembled in Mexico, but that doesnt matter. They use the same parts, tools, experience, training, etc. VWs are great cars, but they do suffer in reliabilty just like almost all German imports these days. They are improving but because they are very technological they suffer in some reliability issues like a Mercedes or a BMW.
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Old 03-15-2005, 02:18 AM   #10
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I know Audi's are electrical nightmares. I worked at a VW dealer for my first work term through college. There didn't seem to be a lot of major problems with new Volkswagens.

Lots of Touraegs came in for electrical issues. Most cars came in for LOFs.

We did get a 2000 Jetta 2.0 L in for a ring job. That was a pretty big thing. Apparently this particular engine runs very hot and the piston rings glaze, and start burning oil. Also a 2002 GTI tipronic 1.8 L came in for a new turbo, then a week later, new tranny. Yikes.
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