Volkswagon Informative - 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 thing, from belts to vacuums, to god know what else. My car FAILED inspection after just 4 years.. what kind of piece of sh*t car DOES THAT?!
My biggest, and most serious problem tho, is the oil consumption. I can get an only change today, and less than 2000 miles later, my engine oil will be completely dry. Engine smoking and all. I've taken the car a few times for the oil consumption test. The first time however, my light came on while I was driving around on a weekend, and so I went to a gas station to put some oil in it. When I got to the dealership the following Monday, they said that b/c I put oil in it elsewhere, the consumption test would be invalid. I had to do it again. Then when I did, they said it was normal to have just a quart of oil left after 2000 miles, and that when the light came on, I still had a good quart left so I didn't have to worry. So last night, I was driving along the NJ turnpike at around 1 in the morning, and my oil light goes on again. This time it's been 1850 miles since my last oil change, and I was about 30 miles from home, so I figured it'd be best to at least have someone look at it. When the guy at the gas station opened the hood, the engine again was overheating and smoking, and there was absolutely no oil in my car. He knew it was absolutely insane and couldn't believe that the dealership would find this acceptable.
Every person that's taken a look at my car cannot understand what moron would say it was ok. Even 2 mechanics at their own dealership said they wouldn't drive my car, and mentioned that their employees have a tendency to try to rip you off. The service people, tho for some reason say that there is nothing they can do, b/c this simply is not a problem. I've spent well over $1000 in the past year alone, and close to $1500 on just repairs. I know for a fact that they are royally screwing me over, but at this point, I don't know what I can do anymore!