LAC! VW gti 20th aniv.
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Fri Jul 1 09:57:17 EDT 2005
Whereas my experience with my wife's 2002 Jetta GSL 1.8T Tiptronic (almost the same car, basically a GTI with a trunk and 4-doors) has been nearly perfect. We've had it since November 2001 and in that time it has had only 1 "failure" and that was minor only causing a false warning about coolant temp. Other than that, it's just been normal everyday maintenance. The lease is coming up in November (4 year lease) and we are very much considering purchasing the car. It's been great and has also been a lot of fun with the 180hp 1.8T...I can only imagine how much fun a 20AE would be. It seem to me that you either get a really good one or a really bad one. Maybe it's based on the day of the week the car is built?
1987 CGT 2.3
1987 CGT 2.3
> From: "Robert M" <porter_t_dog at hotmail.com>
> Date: 2005/06/30 Thu PM 12:08:35 EDT> To: cdyer_2000 at yahoo.com, quattro at audifans.com
> Subject: RE: LAC! VW gti 20th aniv.
> Only a general caution regarding the quality of the more recent VAG
> My personal experience is with my ex's 99.5 TDI.
> Purchased used at ~47k mi.
> ~52k miles AC compressor kaputt
> ~65k MAF dies, VW want $400 *for just the part*. Nasty carbon/oil sludge
> (result of poor EGR/PCV design and calibration) removed from intake tract.
> Estimate ~35% reduction in cross-sectional area as a result of sludge
> ~75k Battery needs replacement.
> ~95k E-brake cable is frozen, wipes out rear brake pads/discs. (One would
> think the operator of the vehicle would be aware of this. One would be
> ~120k Alternator needs new.
> Various failures of interior/exterior plastic bits.
> Balky window regulators.
> Nice car other than that. Quiet, fun to drive, comfortable. I
> personally am done with post-1990 VW products though.
> >From: c dyer <cdyer_2000 at yahoo.com>
> >To: audi fans <quattro at audifans.com>
> >Subject: LAC! VW gti 20th aniv.
> >Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2005 08:57:15 -0700 (PDT)
> >Unfortunately, the ol' audi is pissing me off--as it
> >has for 8 years! It's like the dog that's sweet,
> >sleeps on your lap, then pees on your new $1000 suit.
> >b-day cake. Anyway...
> >Any btdt's on Golf IV-based GTI's? I'm especially
> >interested in the 20th Aniv. special edition. What
> >year was that produced? List or audifan-ish sites to
> >visit? I'd get a R32 but they're outta my $ range. t.i.a.
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