What do you think about VW Cars

I personally love German cars

I also personally own a VW Passat 2007 and love it woudn't trade it for nothing ....

Do let me know your opinions ?
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  1. Currently the embarrassed owner of a 2004 beetle cabriolet, i would do anything to swap for an A4 Cabriolet or 9-3 Convertible. But saab have gone bust. Boooo
  2. There kinda like Audi seconds
  3. Audis are VW's with tax. Break just as often but cost 100% more because of the badge.

    Personally a MKIII (1993-1998) golf with a 2.0 engine and manual transmission is an ideal commuter. Good on gas and cheap on replacement parts. MKIV's (1999-2004) are nice too but the 2.0 motor isn't a good match, I'd only get one with the TDi or VR6.
  4. Umm. they have four wheels!!!!!

    Nope do not like VW cars at all!!!
  5. VW is a big company with good products like 5 series of golf ...
  6. Germans knows best at making engines, I'll grant them that, however, I think the over all German cars are quite a bit over priced.

    @OP: Your sig is border lining on advertisement/spam. Please change it.
  7. My first car was a Manual GLI (07'). I loved that car.... it was amazing.

    But now I upgraded my CPU to rear-wheel drive
  8. my moms '01 golf gti 1.8T auto is a piece of junk. shes very pleased the purchased a warranty after the factory warranty went out.
    numerous o2 sensors, drive train issues, the sun roof ate its self and the head liner, ecu problems, its been a mess. driven to/from work lightly with full synthetic mobile 1 EP 5w30 every 3-4k miles. its a heap, and my 1998 F150 with 140k on it has had no issues whatsoever.

    her VW had approx. 87k on it. pathetic.
  9. Nice cars poor reliability. My friend has a tourege and she has to take it in for small fixes with alarming regularity. And parts for it are expensive to, everytime she has to take it to get something fixed she bitches about it.
  10. Got a 2005 Jetta TDI and it is one of the most fun and easy to drive cars I have owned. The low end torque of the TDI combines with the Tiptronic Transmission is a hoot for driving in and out of traffic, I especially get a lot of use out of the Tiptronic driving up and down the NJ turnpike.

    Another thing about German cars is that they are designed and built to be comfortable for drivers over 6ft tall, like myself. When I was car shopping, I felt like I needed to be shoe-horned into a Civic and Corolla whereas the Jetta was easier to get in and out of as well as a more comfortable driving position. WIth the Civic and Corolla my knees were hitting the dash even with the seat all the way back and somewhat reclined.

    VW is also one of the few car makers that offers heated cloth seats, most other makers make you upgrade to leather seats if you want them heated.

    One thing I did learn about VW was to purchase one that was assembled in Germany as opposed to the VW plant in Mexico; much tighter fit and not as many rattles and less body noise.

    My one criticism of VW is the cost of ownership is higher than other cars, especially the TDI, an example being it recently cost me $730 for the dealer to replace the fuel pump. Non-routine maintenance parts need to be special ordered from Stuttgart. But I can live with a higher cost of ownership because my Jetta TDI gets 42mpg and has a 500mile range.

    Would I purchase another VW? Yes, I would. However, my next vehicle will most likely be an Audi A3 TDI.
  11. I have owned several VW's and love the culture. I have owned a 97 VR6 Passat, 86 Jetta 1.8 8v Coupe (rare and miss it), 2009 VW Rabbit, and now a 97 Jetta 2.0... Never had any big issues because I know how to take care of a car. The average person doesn't take good care of their car, as per the reason why they break. Currently enjoying a bulletproof 2.0 ABA getting 32mpg city 36 highway. :p
  12. I purchased an MkV (2009) GTI about a year ago and I love it to death. Got it at the height of the recession and so I got a great deal on it.

    Mk5+ are now produced/assembled in Germany, whereas Mk4s were manufactored in Brazil (I think). Quality as far as I know is much, much better in the newer Mk5/Mk6 GTIs/Golfs. The new dual-clutch DSG transmission is a blast to drive with, and the interior build quality is better than any other car I looked at in the same price range.

    I could have purchased an Audi, but the price vs feature differentiation just wasn't worth it to me.
  13. VW cars set the standard in any car class, apart from super and sports cars. You pay a premium for a gold over say the likes of a ford mondeo. However the build quality, reliability and customer support are second to none. If your looking to buy the like of a golf go for a diesel engine. thought hey do sounnd a bit tractorish the torque they deliver is unbelievable and your not gonna be left wanting in anywhere, especially fuel consumption.
  14. In the 70's-80's my best friend and his father had Beetles. Their mechanic said those were great; the newer ones (e.g. Rabbits) were only meant to last around 7 years max.

    They've advertised "It's not a car, it's a Volkswagen," to which I say "Right, it's not a car, so get it tf off the road."
  15. I started with a 1983 B2 Passat (Quantum for those in the 'states) which is easily the second best car I've ever owned.

    I would say 'best', but that honour goes to my B2 Quattro Coupe. Because it drives ALL FOUR wheels. And can go places where SUVs can't...
  16. Started with an '78 Rabbit (used). Was awesome while I was in college. Next was a '91 Vanagon GL (new) that had significant issues that required invoking a "lemon law" to see back to the company. Very unfortunate as we loved the vehicle. Next (and current) came an '04 Jetta TDI. 50 MPG and fun to drive. Had an '07 Beetle, but the wife needed something different due to health reasons. All in all, love the vee-dubs. Great, dependable, affordable, and fun.
  17. I've owned an Audi (100 estate) and my brother has a VW Bora.

    Germany makes some excellent cars.
  18. Golf GTI Cabirolet Mk1 1.8L Turbo 75bhp is a beautiful car, i would pimp the hell out of it if i could actually find one :(.
  19. I am a huge VW fan and my dream is and has always been to work with VW.
    All my friends know me as a Golf Fanatic, in fact as soon as I get my licence (in 2months) I'll be buying a VW Golf mk iv (my fav model, apart from the vw golf gti (mk v) and the r32 version).

    VW is the best company in the car industry in my opinion (this includes Audi,Lamborghini, Bently, Buggat,Seat, Skoda and so other small ones).

    Once there was a Top 30 best selling cars of all time on and I made a bet to my friend that there will be the GOLF mk4 in the list and the mk1 in the top 10.And there it was mk4 and mk3 in the top 15 and mk1 and mk2 in the 10.For those wondering the VW bettle was first #1 top selling in the world of all time.

    I can never stop talking about golf and my love torwards vw.
  20. w3bmaster said:
    I personally love German cars

    I also personally own a VW Passat 2007 and love it woudn't trade it for nothing ....

    Do let me know your opinions ?

  21. wv,audi,bmw,toyota - best cars
  22. Overall, I like VW.
    The steering racks remove easy.
    The tranny can be removed in a half hour if you remove the crossmember.
    The vw micro bus has a ground problem, fixable by cleaning the centrel groundpost in the rear below the motor.
    Most VW cars need the cv boots replaced pretty often. (when you hear it clicking in turns, its already to late, you need a new output shaft...)
    Brakes work well.
    the old rabbits got outstanding mileage, diesel fuel option was the way to go.
    VW enginearing is well thought out, componants are put in easy to reach places (I mean compared to a jag. or a deville),you can unbolt and move things instead of getting cut up,because you had to force your hand between things that could not be moved.
    I think VWs look pretty much like other cars...
  23. i think vw is another company that is skating by on there name that was once great, but now have a lousy product. it seems like a lot of companies are doing that too. i guess if seeing vw on your car or picturing jerry sinefeld as you drive makes you happy to each there own
  24. Not bad but I preffer Honda's cars though. Tougher engines.
  25. For me there are
    German Cars Japanesse Cars and the rest :)
  26. I'll never own a VW. It simply makes no sense. First off, Hondas are better. I don't even like hondas that much, but their cars are simply more reliable. Second, if you want a German car, don't waste your money. Get a damn BMW, the greatest car manufacturer.
  27. I love old VWs. I've owed a '69 and '71 van, a '71 squareback, and '58 1/2, '63, and '73 beetle. Fun cars and good beginner vehicles for people to learn wrenching on. The new ones I find have a lot of electrical issues, like all german cars. They seem to just get it right then change it to some new system. The 1.8T and 2.5T are incredible engines for hopping up though. I've actually been thinking about getting an older rabbit once my Datson is finished. I raced a guy with an '86 rabbit with a 2.7T out of an older S4 in it. Kicked the crap out of my car which was pretty quick as well, '71 impala with a 350/380hp 3.83 gears. I find the new body styles boring though but thats with most new cars and not just VW.
  28. I have an '83 mk1 golf gti. halfway through a 2.0 16v conversion. i just love mk1 golf gti's. only with proper roofs though! floppy tops do not count! had a vr6 corrado once and that was nice.
  29. Im driving my fathers 2003 2.5TDI A6 and i totally love it. Accelerates very fast for a diesel cars and has nice top speed. I am planning to buy myself a 2005 A6 3.0 TDI :D

    There kinda like Audi seconds

    Some truth here. Altough they are part of one corporation the team of Audi makes much better interior. :D

    edgaraslt said:
    wv,audi,bmw, - best cars

    fixed :D
  30. :hello: i drive a golf V gtd 2.0tdi 170hp, with a 350nm of torque, has greatly accelerated, low consuption and very fun to driver :sol:
  31. Due to market "realities" VW and AUDI TDI's are all we get here for passenger diesels, though that might change in the short future.

    Love VW TDI's. With a few mods here and there, they are fantastic all year round. Gobs of torque, mileage (not just about money saved, but trips to the refill station).
  32. I've recently got a passat estate tdi and I love it. Cruises smoothly and quietly and goes when you put your foot down. Great build quality. Admittedly the parts are really expensive but I by far make that up in economy at 58mpg avg.
  33. I just fixed two VWs this week. One was my apprentices, 98 jetta tdi, and the other was one of the electricians, 04 passat. The turbo on that TDI was a pain to take out I gotta say. The Passat was the fuel pump ans was a 30 minute repair, only $250 so pretty cheap as well.
  34. WV from '80 and '90 were ground breaking reliable and fast plus that 1.9 TDI that still goes and goes - wonder what is the highest mileage out there? But new ones are like Your phone... Replace every few years or run into big expenses... Wait, it goes for all new millennium cars... I'm just happy that they are making Audi an equivalent to Fiat's Ferrari - R8 and RS cars - get back to quattro roots, plus BMW(fat M5) and Mercedes(Black series for luxury company) are going wrong way, so AUDI will be on top soon with their S and RS models beating all the above.
    I just wish they push that engine back a bit, so it's not so front heavy.
    So Yes VW is good because they are in charge of Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche...
  35. I think VW makes great cars. They are less reliable than Japanese equivalents just like any German Car. However, VW is a huge company...probably the largest German car manufacturer (They own Audi and Lamborghini I believe). They have a huge stockpile of cash to blow on Research and Development so they know what they're doing.

    Ever driven an R8?
  36. The only VW's I like are the classic Super bugs and the old 50's-60's bus.

    My father, being a car salesman, dislikes them, and noticed that local VW dealers are having a tough time selling any new models.
  37. audi+1,VW is an old brand but I feel it is a little too old to have big leap
  38. VW is a great car...bordering on fantastic! I bought a brand new 1986 VW Scirocco back then and as a young wild and crazy guy put that car through hell. I bought mine because I had a friend who was worse on his than I was on mine and his had 220,00 miles before he sold his... For me doing 80mph down the beach on New Smyrna through sugar sand so I wouldn't get stuck, going out surfing at high tide and coming in only to find out I had water up to the bottom of the doors and driving 100+mph going home on I-95 was the norm. I was a real tool back it the day and this car never let me down. Finally friend did it in by crashing it into a palm tree after he took my keys while at a party.

    Today VW are built with the same bullet proof bottom end of years ago. The oil filters can be expensive and you might find out that you can't get the $30 oil change down the street. (someof the oil filters are $70)
    As a rule of thumb use regular motor oil for the first 10,000 miles then switch to synthetic, no blends, 100% synthetic and you car will easily last 250,000 miles at a minimum. Make sure you service the transmission at the factory specified intervals(everyone forgets that)30,000 max.

    My uncle had a VW rabbit diesel that he drove for 10 years and racked up over 900,000 miles on it and finally had to get rid of it because the body was rusted out. The only major work he had done was a valve job at 450,000 miles. We joke about the VW he drives today a GTI and how long it will last. He is a VW diehard and will to the day he dies
  39. Well,man always need cars no matrer how about the envirment nowadays,drop it ,take a Walkera RC Helicopter and play with your children
  40. I feel the same as you OP :)
  41. Remember who developed the Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4?
  42. nuke123 said:
    VW cars set the standard in any car class, apart from super and sports cars. You pay a premium for a gold over say the likes of a ford mondeo. However the build quality, reliability and customer support are second to none. If your looking to buy the like of a golf go for a diesel engine. thought hey do sounnd a bit tractorish the torque they deliver is unbelievable and your not gonna be left wanting in anywhere, especially fuel consumption.

    I totally agree with you
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