15th Apr 2007, 20:51
I've owned several VW's, my current being an 87 16v Scirocco. I work on cars for a living and it never surprises me to an American or Japanese car roll in with quite a few major issues under the 100K mark. Regardless of what you are driving reliability depends largly on how well a vehicle is treated and the small aspect of quality. Without even a small amount of quality, maintenance will be of no use. I credit VW with being among the most well built autos in the world.
29th Sep 2007, 15:26
I have had nothing, but problems with my 96 VW Jetta GL. When I first got the car it cost me about $1300 to get new head light and tail lights and a new muffler. I don't think that the muffler was new when I looked at it tho. Then the transmission went out. that cost me $1800 for a rebuilt one. then $700 to get one 02 sensor. My light bulbs always blow out. I have replace the front about 6 times in the past year. the back bulbs have blown out more than the front. The place you put your key in on both sides has came out so I can't lock my car or I won't be able to get back in it. The trunk always breaks and I have to fix it. there are many other problems I have had with that car that I can't think of right now. they say that the parts don't cost much that may be the case for some people, but even if they don't cost much these things still add up. Out of all the cars I have had I know that I will never ever in my life ever I mean ever buy another VW. If I had the money to get a different car I would, but the VW breaking all the time keeps me from that.