NEVER EVER BUY A VOLKSWAGEN
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NEW JERSEY -- i have a 2000 vw jetta, purchased in May of 2000. The first 2 years of my ownership went relatively smoothly, but after that everything started to fall apart. I've had so many parts replaced on that ... read full review10 Replies - Latest reply on 01/24/2011
I recently brought my car into the dealership since the check engine light was on and was informed that the camshaft needed to be replaced. My car only has 77,000 miles, but is outside the VW power train warranty. The repair is $3,000.
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All that VW would do to assist in the repair to stand behind their product is offer me a $1,500 voucher toward a new Passat. I do not want a new headache!
If you are looking for a new car that will only last 70,000 before major expenses start to occur, buy a VW.
The car looks good. But ...
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1. The fuel economy is horrible.
2. The dash rattles.
3. The front end picks up stones easily.
4. The cornsilk interior gets dirty easily and is difficult to clean.
5. Higher insurance costs.
6. Higher maintenance costs.
7. Requires premium ($$$) gas.
8. A lot of confusing little red lights on in the interior at night -- difficult to make out what they are for.
9. The stereo volume gets bumped easily.
10. Long-term reliability is questionable.
11. The owners manual is the worst I've ever seen.
12. Volkswagen as a corporate entity is unresponsive to consumers.
13. Volkswagen dealerships (where I live) are horrible.
I had to buy another hub cap, ($63.00), for my Jetta because the center VW emblem came off. It appears that VW only puts a little glue on the emblem. My hub cap is nothing special. It's the 15" stock ... read full review6 Replies - Latest reply on 07/22/2010
2006 Passat Problems
GIATHERSBURG, MARYLAND -- This comment is to everyone who has had or is having problems with their 2006 Passat, please write to NHTSA.dot.gov.
Between 38,000 - 41,000 my camshaft and coolant system were replaced. I am now ... read full review3 Replies - Latest reply on 08/03/2009
I own a 2003 Passat Wagon
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA -- I agree with the other 2003 Passat owner review here. Bought it because it was a nice car. Leather interior, sunroof, premium sound, TipTronic Transmission, good looks, Heated seats, Everything, Ect.....
In ... read full review4 Replies - Latest reply on 11/14/2011
passat wagon -be warned
ROSWELL, GEORGIA -- German cars look great, drive great, nice and tight, athletic and fun, but be warned their reliability is at the bottom of the list surpassing even lower end American cars with repair problems.The new ... read full review4 Replies - Latest reply on 05/13/2007
2006 GLI Oil consumption
Monday, August 16, 2010
Customer CARE Advocate
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Rochester Hills, Michigan 48309
Thank you for your prompt reply to my most ... read full review3 Replies - Latest reply on 12/08/2011
PALMDALE, CALIFORNIA -- I recently purchased a 2007 VW Jetta for my 16 year old daughter. While my 16 year old was driving it I would keep yelling at her to break and she would say she was trying. So I drove the car and had others around me drive it, the brakes are terrible and feel mushy. You can't do emergency stops in this car! I was driving in heavy traffic and a car cut me off so I had to slam on the brakes. The car would not STOP! I literally had to swerve into the carpool lane to avoid an accident. I took the car to VW and they said it drives normally and that's the new breaking system in all 2006 and up Jettas. I don't see how a car like this could ever pass a road safety inspection. VW needs to recall the Jetta and install proper breaks on it. As of right now VW is not going to help in this matter and I am stuck with a brand new car that I would not feel safe having anyone drive.
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Please, if any of you have had this problem put it on here so I know there are others with the same concerns about this car.
Purchaseed a low mileage "certified" Beetle in July 2003. Within one month and 1,000 miles the clutch assembly failed. The dealer refused to honor both VW and State mandated warranties. VW was advised and has taken no action to remediate the problem. Final resolution required bringing a lawsuit against both the dealer and VOA. 3 Replies - Latest reply on 09/23/2009Add reply
Terrible Customer Service
I own a 2002 Volkswagen Jetta which I purchased in 2004 with only 6000 miles on it. I have all maintenance records of every service ever done on the car including every oil change done by a Volkswagen ... read full review2 Replies - Latest reply on 01/24/2011
Its a Great Car. But the Brakes are terrible. There is way too much travel in the brake peddle and the braking times are horrendous.
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If you have to drive in rush hour traffic; You are an accident waiting to happen.
VW needs to recall this new braking system.
SPRINGFIELD, VIRGINIA -- I've been ripped off by VW of Franconia-Springfield for damages on a rental used while my VW was in being repaired. YOU MUST BEWARE OF THE EXISTING AND DROP OFF CONDITION OF THE CAR. This is not mentioned or promoted by VW, they and my insurance company are both only concerned with my signature on the lease. I can state with 100% certainty that no damage was done to the rental while in my possession. To both of them, my word is worthless. My advice is do not use any services from VW Springfield-Franconia.1 Replies - Latest reply on 03/18/2010Add reply
I leased a 2006 Passat from Palisades Volkswagen, in Nyack, NY. It was a 4-year lease. During those 4 years, it had numerous repairs (fuel pump "melted", both boot blocks cracked, coolant system crack, ... read full review7 Replies - Latest reply on 09/23/2009
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, ILLINOIS -- I bought the 2004 standard Golf in 2005. It was previously used but the guy returned it after 6000 miles. It ran fine. It handles VERY well. Turning is amazing and smooth. The sound system is the BEST I have ever heard and it's standard!
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The problems started soon. I don't even know how many times the check engine came on. At least 5 within three years. My AM radio does not work, the trunk gets wet when it rains. I was driving and all of a sudden the driver side window well into the door! It happened two times before but only half way. This time all the way. The cables inside were broken and had to be replaced. I have never heard of a car going through as many lights as I go through. Ever three months there is at least one problem with the car. When the car was four years old it started to rust in various places.
After owning a VW I must say that they are very nice to drive. Comfortable and tight. When you steer you feel like you are truly part of the car. But I will not be buying a VW again. You can get a cheaper car with the same features and more.
HICKORY, NORTH CAROLINA -- I am getting ready to purchase a used car, and I liked the style of the Jetta. The one I was looking at was a 2000 Jetta with 57,000 miles on it for $6,597, I figured what a deal!. A friend of mine mentioned that I might want to reconsider because his friend bought one and had nothing but PROBLEMS. Well I decided to look on the Internet and see what actual customers had to say about their Jetta's and I am SHOCKED!! I ASSUMED because it was a foreign car I would be safe (as far as dependability was concerned). I know better now, thank you for all of the posts letting people know the "real deal" when it comes to the Jetta! You saved me a lot of money and headaches!!!
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I will now be shopping for a Honda or Toyota! THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH!
I leased a 2006 VW Passat and its been in the shop for various problems 6 times in less than 3 years... engine valve, sunroof leak, faulty wiring, engine lights and bad battery. I have contacted VW numerous times and have gotten nowhere.
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I requested to be let out of my lease several times and they refuse, sometimes flat out rude about it.
DO NOT BUY A VW!!!!!!!!!