7th Feb 2008, 12:01
I SO hope what your saying is true because I would LOVE to be able to buy another VW GTI and feel I'm making a smart purchase.
I had a 1989 GTI 16v that was the best car I ever owned. I drove it to 320,000 miles and ONLY sold it because I found a beautiful 1996 Jetta GLX VR6 that I thought would be even better and more reliable... BIG MISTAKE because that 1996 Jetta was NOTHING, but TROUBLE. Many problems, Costly Repairs that went into the thousands, Cost me a LOT of Time, Money and Stress. I finally had to sell it (to get out from under the problems) and buy a Honda.
I truly hope VW has finally sorted their problems out because there are a LOT of loyal VW customers out here that would love to trust them again.
1st Oct 2008, 00:27
The GTI is an fun car to drive, but just wait, it is VW and the electronics are going to go just after your warranty is up. I know, I am VW mechanic and also they love to use oil. I honestly like the Audi line better if you're a German fan, even though they share VW ideas they have way less problems. I would buy Japanese before I ever owned German.
23rd Jun 2009, 10:59
I am forced to disagree with the above comment. my friend owns an 07 A3 S-Line that he got new and it's been a nightmare. Creaks and rattles abound, burns oil, and both local Audi service departments have given him subpar treatment. Currently he is fighting Audi to have a noisy front wheel bearing replaced under warranty that for some inexplicable reason, they won't cover him for because of a seized axle bolt!?! Right now he's just counting the days until his lease is up so he can get rid of the thing and buy something Japanese.