VW makes the best European cars

Started by Johnny, Sep 20, 2009, 09:57 PM

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Johnny

I just got an EOS and  it is way better than any BMW or Mercefes. I've driven a lot of cars and I'm telling you this is really good.
Openly Straight.

PaulGuelph

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Sep 20, 2009, 10:19 PM Last Edit: Sep 20, 2009, 10:44 PM by PaulGuelph
My wife has a 1996 Volkswagon Jetta with 200,000 km on it.  It was just yesterday that she described the car as a "piece of sht".  We have decided to retire the car never to buy another Volkswagon.

Not only was the car always in the shop, but the car is just primitive.  It is like going 40 years back in time.  :yikes:

Now I know what is meant by the expression "Jerry-rigged".

So...I would agree with you up to a point. hehe :toothy9:
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Mongo

Just wait until you have to pay for repairs :bawl:

Drifter

The issue with VWs is reliability. A quick search for reliability rankings shows them placing 25th of 34:

http://www.usatoday.com/money/autos/2008-10-23-cr-reliability-ranking_N.htm#Best

Rank     Make     Average   Worst model    Best model
1    Scion    62   tC    xD*
2    Acura    42   MDX    TSX (2008)
3    Honda    42   Civic Si    Fit (2008)
4    Toyota    40   Camry (V6)    Matrix*
5    Lexus    38   GS (V8)*    SC*
6    Infiniti    38   QX56    M35 (RWD)
7    Subaru    23   Legacy (turbo)*    Outback (turbo)*
8    Hyundai    21   Entourage*    Elantra
9    Mitsubishi    20   Eclipse*    Outlander
10    Kia    19   Sedona    Optima
11    Lincoln    18   MKX (AWD)    MKX (FWD)
12    Mazda    17   RX-8*    Mazda3 Sedan
13    Mini    12   Cooper Convertible S*    Cooper Clubman*
14    Nissan    11   Versa Sedan*    Altima Hybrid
15    Mercury    9   Mountaineer (V8, 2WD)*    Milan (4-cyl.)
16    Volvo    3   XC70*    C30*
17    Ford    3   F-250 (turbodsl 4WD)*    Fusion (4-cyl.)
18    Buick    -1   Enclave (AWD)*    Lucerne (V8)
19    Porsche    -3   Cayenne*    Boxster
20    BMW    -7   X5 (V8)    6 Series*
21    Suzuki    -10   XL-7*    SX4
22    Audi    -11   Q7 (V6)*    S4, RS4 (2008)*
23    Saab    -13   9-3 Convertible*    9-5
24    Chevrolet    -15   Corvette    Malibu (4-cyl.)*
25    Volkswagen    -21   Touareg    Rabbit
26    GMC    -21   Acadia (FWD)    Sierra 1500 (V8, 2WD)
27    Mercedes-Benz    -28   M-Class (V8)*    SL*
28    Jeep    -35   Wrangler 2-door    Patriot
29    Pontiac    -36   Solstice (non-turbo)    Vibe*
30    Dodge    -42   Avenger*    Caliber
31    Cadillac    -57   SRX (V6)    DTS
32    Chrysler    -60   Sebring Convertible*    Aspen
33    Saturn    -66   Sky (non-turbo)*    Aura XR (V6)
34    Land Rover    -119   Range Rover*    LR3*


PaulGuelph

The power steering is leaking. The local dealership quoted $980.00 to fix it.  :yikes: :yikes: :yikes:

A simple thing like opening the hood...  German engineering has come up with the 21st century idea of using a stick that you prop underneath it...kinda like a lean-to that people slept under before there were houses.

And there is no light under the hood, so you have to grope and fumble for this stupid stick.

Another great thing is that if you park on the slightest angle, when you open the door it swings back with great force smashing your legs between the door and the car frame.

Now the radio is another gem.  :sunny: It has a rotary on/off/volume switch like in the 1940s and the radio takes about 5 seconds to come on. So you crank up the volume wondering what is wrong and then suddenly your ear drums are blown out.

It has a totally gutless engine, so you have to rev it to 4000 rpm just to find your place on the freeway.  You would think a little engine would be quiet.  :laughing6: It sounds like 10,000 enraged lawnmowers.

Whew! That felt so good. Thanks for giving me the chance to vent.  :love5:
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The Gonzman


My wife has a 1996 Volkswagon Jetta with 200,000 km on it.  It was just yesterday that she described the car as a "piece of sht".  We have decided to retire the car never to buy another Volkswagon.

Not only was the car always in the shop, but the car is just primitive.  It is like going 40 years back in time.  :yikes:

Now I know what is meant by the expression "Jerry-rigged".

So...I would agree with you up to a point. hehe :toothy9:


No shit.

No wonder the goddamn Germans lost the fucking war.
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Johnny

Any car you get 200k out of is pretty good IMO. Depends on the condition you bought it. Anyway, I take extremely excellent care of my cars. Volkswagen makes a great car and this one will be no exception.
Openly Straight.

PaulGuelph

OK Johnny. Everyone likes a different type of car. That's why they make so many different types.

I hope that your car gives you many years of good service.

P.S. I hope there are other VW lovers out there, so that we can sell ours.
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Johnny

Point well taken, Paul. I guess we'll just have to see.
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