10-20-2005, 06:14 PM
so, what have u honda guys heard about volkswagens? are they good cars? cuz ive been looking into a 93-98 jetta 4D but ive heard tons of shit from ppl like they are expensive and they crap out fast.
help! whats ur guys's input?
10-20-2005, 08:34 PM
I found out tonight that the water pumps go bad in them all the time. It has some plastic propeller that heats up and breaks. A friend of mine loves them, he seems to think they are a good car. :dunno:
10-23-2005, 09:13 AM
I don't know many Honda/Acura owners that have faith in them...so I bet it would be hard to make the transition. Who knows, you might enjoy the low-end torque...
10-23-2005, 10:28 PM
well here's my personal experience with them... My girlfriend was going to buy a '03 ish corolla or civic, I talked her into a '02 jetta because I think they have a much nicer interior and exterior styling than either of the two she was looking at, and they were supposedly very reliable cars.
So we went to a VW dealer, bought a certified pre-owned jetta (or whatever they call it there). only had 57,000 miles on it.
Here is where the fun starts.... first week she has it the fuel pump goes while she is 300 miles away from where we bought ti and the nearest vw dealer is an hour from where she was. It gets towed there and she has to take the bus home. they deliver her car a few days later all fixed.
next month we discover that her driver side taillight has a mind of its own and is apparently afraid of cops becasue as soon a cop pulls up behind her it decides to stop working , However once the cop is gone the light comes back on. ( this has happend at least three time with the tail light and VW still swears it works fine.)
few months after that we go on a day-trip and halfway back on the return trip the catalytic converter craps out (keep in mind this vehicle has less than 70,000 miles on it still.
Since then there have been various little trips to the dealer for stupid problems that only serve to make my girlfriend more and more uncomfortable driving this vehicle. most recently some kind of sensor went and the only way to start the car was to go through some ridiculous sequence of pressing the brake and turning the igniton key. Reminded me of the extra lives cheat on the old NES Contra game (way to date myself there)
This 2002 jetta with 60K miles on it has had more repairs done to it in the past year than my 1993 175k mile integra has had in the past 4 years.
Anyway the way I look at it is thank god this thing has a great warranty for another year or so, after that I think its time to get rid of it because with its track record , there is no way we could afford it without the warranty
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