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going to look at a jetta today

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by MMike, Jan 14, 2006.

  1. Changleen

    Changleen Paranoid Member

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    'Valet' mode. How awesomly patronising! :D
     

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  2. mcgowanc

    mcgowanc Monkey

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    H3's are sooooo underpowered - they will not even rent them if people are going up to the mountains.. WHAAA yeah that's right. Thats what I want a huge suv with NO power!!
     
  3. manhattanprjkt83

    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    go for it, atleast you will look tough going down the road...:p
     
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    Wumpus makes avatars better

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    Too bad he couldn't finish.:rolleyes:
     
  5. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    Ya, I know. The new ones are built on a Durango body or something. So much for the hummer heritage huh? It's a frat boy, really want to look cool, vehicle. Only they look stupid as crap to boot.
     
  6. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    I just called the guy. I bought it.
     
  7. manhattanprjkt83

    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    awesome man, now get a 1.5" neuspeed cup kit to firm it out...makes a big difference.
     
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    Kopiklokoli Monkey

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    Yeah right, its all lies, you know it, i know it, they know it.
     
  9. luken8r

    luken8r Monkey

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    well this may be a bit too late but heres a repost of mine from an earlier VW Thread

    IMO the MKIV totally distroyed VW/Audis reliablility. We had three of them in my family as well as three other friends with them
    Wife's 02 20v GTI #1 -recalled ignition coils, coolant reservoir started to leak for no apparent reason, made probalby 2-3 other stops to dealer for other things. traded in for a new GTI after 30k. extremly pitted windsheild from normal road driving
    Wife's 04 20v GTI #2 -radio cuts in and out, hardly ever can keep reception. windsheild washer reservoir has a crack in it. car currently at 17k miles
    my 01 20v jetta -extremely pitted windsheild. had car in a different area than other two so roads are not an issue. got rid of it because I didnt want to deal with the ignition pack thing
    friends 00 12v jetta -window regulators failed x3
    other friends 01 20v WOB jetta - window regulator failed x2, above coil pack issue.
    other friends 01 20v passat -coil pack thing
    these five cars were just a microcosm of the A4 and B5.5 platforms. These problems were wide spread throughout the entire range of VAG. I loved driving my jetta and wifes gtis, but we will never buy another VAG car again.
    girl on my soccer team's 04 24v- window regulator. stereo craps out on her. She has it in so often the service manager is on a first name basis with her

    A4 VWs are hit and miss. I loved mine, but because of reliability issues with every other one Ive come across, Id never buy another one again. Good luck with it. If you got a good one, youll love it, but if you get a bad one, youll want to kick your own ass then drive it into a river
     
  10. Mani_UT

    Mani_UT Monkey

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    And since people experience may vary I'll add mine:

    01 B5 passat V6. Bought new, now 70 000 miles on it.

    Virtually ZERO problem except this:

    Windshield fluid resevoir had a tube disconnected at some point. fixed for free.

    Tiptronic something broke a ~ 60 000: would shift in auto but not in +/- mode. It was a magnet that fell of. $120 to fix labor included

    Considering I beat the hell out of this car on and OFF road, I am rather super satisfied with the reliability. I'll buy another one for sure (actually probably an audi all-road but yeah a VAG product)!

    (oh I also ripped off the plastic sound-proofing below the front bumper but that's because I pinned it accross a fairly deep stream on some beach being afraid to get stuck and I hit the back side of the river bed super hard... i guess you can avoid that using common sense ;) )

    Here is a pic of me lacking common sense (again).. 2001 on my way to the Mammoth NCS. Car was 5 month old:

     
  11. ummbikes

    ummbikes Don't mess with the Santas

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    I'll take credit for Katrina. Is the Jetta the same drivetrain as the Passat? My sister-in-law had mostly good luck with her Passat untill the engine seized at ~80K.
     
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    I have an '01 Wolfsburg edition (5 speed manual, 1.8T, sport suspension - whatever that means). I absolutely love the thing. Quick is definetely the word for it. I haven't had a single engine/tranny problem with it, just wheel/fuild maintenance. It handles amazing, super comfy, reliable, AMAZING on gas when on the highway, and has enough power to be pretty fun.
     
  13. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    Yeah..... The guy claims it has treated him well.....and because I am a trusting moron, I believe him.

    He didn't really seem to have an axe to grind in selling the car. He was going to sell it to me or trade it in for a BMW. He didn't seem to care about the $$ too much. I guess we'll see...

    I ran a Carfax. Came up clean. He's the original owner. Did you know these things are built in Mexico? eeeeeep.
     
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    Unless it's from a dealer with the certification and all that, BE SURE to take it to an engine/drivetrain mechanic before laying down money for it. Do not overlook this one.
     
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    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    picked it up last night. I have all of the maintenance receipts.....(with his credit card #)....boy was this guy meticulous. It seems to be perfect........it's got some decent giddyup.....
     
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    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    congrats and enjoy!!
     
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    Have fun with that car. Check out ABDRacing.com too.


    The only "H3" thing on that is the logo, and the yuppy red neck that is driving it.
     
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    You have his CC#? Time for some upgrades...:D
     
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    I drove the GTi to work today. My wife didnt want to switch cars in teh driveway and took my Jeep because it was the first in line.
    The heat sucks.
    The turbo in the cold is nice though :D

    If there havent been too many (any) problems with it as of yet, you probably got a good one. Have fun with it.
    FYI: If the car has been driven hard, the turbo may need to be replaced around 70-80k miles. That seems to be the typical life span
     
  20. Angus

    Angus Jack Ass Pen Goo Win

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    Or at least a fall back if it needs repairs, think of those #'s as extended warranty!
     
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    welcome to the VW family! :thumb:

    now just get a rack for 'er!
    Here's my 20th Edition GTI for sh!ts and giggles. :)

     
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    They claim the motor is a 'production' based V8. Does that count?


    Did anybody else watch the Dakar stuff on OLN? Could have been better, but at least they showed it.