Petrol engine sounds like a diesel!!! (engine froze?!)
The main problem I have besides the warning lights coming on and off, and probably some power loss at times, is that the engine sounds like a diesel! The sound is stronger when it starts from cold, and after a while it's lower, but still there. It's sort of a diesel sound, but in a more mellow tone.
After 2 costly visits at the local VW dealership garage, they said that the engine has been frozen! Some time during the winter from a cold start in low temperatures, and that it needs bottom block replacement or might even need a new engine!!!
At the beginning they said that VW can take it as goodwill and fix the problem, because it's a known problem with these engines and they did fix it in a few cars (my guess is that if the dealership admits 'a few', that really means MANY!) but after the second check they said that in this year model, it's not suppose to happen, therefore I have to pay to fix it myself!!!
My insurance also denies to pay because they said that it happened when the previous owner owned the car, so its his insurance obligation to fix it!
Anyone who had/has the same/similar problem, please email me with any info that might help! My email is: email@example.com
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 1st September, 2006