LAC! VW gti 20th aniv.
mrmotoguzzi00 at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 30 20:32:02 EDT 2005
--- Robert M <porter_t_dog at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Only a general caution regarding the quality of
> the more recent VAG
my experience with an 03 cab... great car to drive,
but it spent at least 7-9 weeks in the shop with
electrical malodies for the year and half we owned it.
then the dealer started charging us for loaners when
there POS died.... that was the last straw.
.. (donning nomex suit)... traded it for a lexus..
but I just bought a 93 100csqa, so I'm back :)
> 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
> >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
> >has for 8 years! It's like the dog that's sweet,
> >sleeps on your lap, then pees on your new $1000
> >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
> >visit? I'd get a R32 but they're outta my $ range.
> >Chris Dyer
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