18th Jun 2007, 16:42

Two years ago, I almost bought a 2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS, it was BRIGHT RED with BLACK interior which I absolutely love the combo of the colors. I test drove, I liked it. Unfortunately that car got sold before I could purchase it, so I end up with a 2001 Honda Civic LX since I had a 98 Civic that I never had a problem with it. After reading more about this, I'm really glad I went with another Honda. Hope you'll get some luck in the future getting a reliable vehicle.

3rd Sep 2007, 17:16

My father just called me, looking at this site, and told me you've got to post, so here it goes.

The day after I got it, I had trouble starting it; no worries, a battery problem...

The next week I could not reverse; that was a bit of a hassle, but was covered under the warranty we had bought, after calling the dealership many times, and actually bringing out the mechanics and telling them to try driving the car (because they didn't believe it had anything wrong with it).

Then just two days ago, I was driving and started smelling smoke. I didn't think that was unusual because of the amount of barbecues and campfires around this time of year. Certain lights in the dash board turned on and then off; at this point I pressed the gas and then the brake, but both failed me so I pulled to the side of the road and pulled the emergency brake. Smoke then started coming from under the hood and I got out of the car and called the police, because flames started to creep out from under the hood.

By the time the firefighters arrived, everything inside the hood was melted, as were my front tires and all that plastic. The fire got most of the front half of the car and the whole thing's a mess. As far as I know it was electrical, but the firefighters gave me different scenarios that might have happened, but none that made sense really. This is definitely not a car I would ever consider buying again.