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Old 04-10-2009, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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After you get this problem fixed, get rid of that VW asap. This is just the beginning of your problems.
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Old 04-10-2009, 08:04 PM
 
Location: I think my user name clarifies that.
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VW's suck. Sell it ASAP unless you are prepared to drop $3k-$4k into it for a new tranny. And don't ever buy another VW again. Seriously, you'll thank me later.
I'll thank you now.

I have a 97 VW Golf with about 350,000 miles on it. To this day I'd drive it anywhere in the country without the least bit of concern.
One of my sons has an 02 Jetta. He's pushing 100,000 miles. He has done absolutely nothing to it but repair a window regulator.

Anybody that says VWs suck is wrong. SOME VWs suck, but that's true of all automakers.

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Old 04-10-2009, 08:30 PM
 
Location: phoenix, az
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how bout this one......my drivers side seat got stuck in the way back position after my very tall 6'4 son drove it. vw fixed it under warranty. then the young man who brought the car around after a visit for a different problem got the seat stuck again in the way back position. vw fixed it under warranty again. a few months later, my drivers side seat belt has to be replaced because the belt isn't "talking" to the airbag so my air bag is disabled on the drivers side. i asked if it's possible that something happened to the seat belt when they had to take the seat out TWICE to repair the adjusting devise. answer: no. they said the seat belt couldn't have been affected at all by removing the seat. i find that hard to believe.....how bout you guys??? btw, seat belts are NOT, EVER covered under warranty. cost to repair the seat belt by vw is $350.
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Old 04-10-2009, 08:31 PM
 
Location: I think my user name clarifies that.
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how bout this one......my drivers side seat got stuck in the way back position after my very tall 6'4 son drove it. vw fixed it under warranty. then the young man who brought the car around after a visit for a different problem got the seat stuck again in the way back position. vw fixed it under warranty again. a few months later, my drivers side seat belt has to be replaced because the belt isn't "talking" to the airbag so my air bag is disabled on the drivers side. i asked if it's possible that something happened to the seat belt when they had to take the seat out TWICE to repair the adjusting devise. answer: no. they said the seat belt couldn't have been affected at all by removing the seat. i find that hard to believe.....how bout you guys??? btw, seat belts are NOT, EVER covered under warranty. cost to repair the seat belt by vw is $350.
It sounds to me like it's your DEALER that sucks!
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Old 04-10-2009, 08:35 PM
 
Location: phoenix, az
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It sounds to me like it's your DEALER that sucks!
i'm beginning to think that too.
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Old 04-10-2009, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Nova Scotia
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I say top up your fluid. then I would say your dealer is a liar. Your seat belt not "talking" to air bag does have an affect with your seat being taken out. It needs to be reset.
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Old 04-10-2009, 08:46 PM
 
Location: phoenix, az
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thanks belinda...... i don't know where to take it for this. i've been driving without an airbag for about 3 months now. maybe i'll call another dealer or the volkswagen alternative shop.
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Old 04-10-2009, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Nova Scotia
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thanks belinda...... i don't know where to take it for this. i've been driving without an airbag for about 3 months now. maybe i'll call another dealer or the volkswagen alternative shop.
Oh yes definitely go to another VW dealer. No dealer will admit to a wrong doing so you will keep paying to have it fixed with the original dealer. Have it reset. that is the only way.
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Old 04-11-2009, 11:44 AM
 
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I'll thank you now.

I have a 97 VW Golf with about 350,000 miles on it. To this day I'd drive it anywhere in the country without the least bit of concern.
One of my sons has an 02 Jetta. He's pushing 100,000 miles. He has done absolutely nothing to it but repair a window regulator.

Anybody that says VWs suck is wrong. SOME VWs suck, but that's true of all automakers.
Any car will go 300k+ miles it just depends on how much $$ you want to throw at it.

VW's are known for being lemons, just look at the other comments on here. They are not built to last, and have serious quality issues.
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Old 04-11-2009, 11:52 AM
 
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Any car will go 300k+ miles it just depends on how much $$ you want to throw at it.

VW's are known for being lemons, just look at the other comments on here. They are not built to last, and have serious quality issues.
The opinion of a few people on this forum are hardly an industry-wide standard.

- You're going to try to tell me that the VW TDIs - that regularly get 50 mpg on the highway, and run quarter-million miles with nothing but maintenance - are junk, and not built to last?
- You're going to try to tell me that the old VW Bug - which is one of the world's best-selling cars of all time - were junk and not built to last?
- You're going to try to tell me that the resale value of late-model Jettas, Golfs and Passats is sky-high because VWs are junk, and not built to last?

I've driven a lot of Volkswagens over a lot of years. I can assure you that you are dead wrong in your opinion of them. But you really are perfectly entitled to your own opinion, and you are free to never drive or own a VW.
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