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Old 06-08-2014, 01:53 PM   #1
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Question Anyone know if Volkswagens are reliable/good cars?

So for those of you who caught my thread in the second gen section, Im more than happy about picking up my white 2014 TRD Sport on Monday

Now switching gears for the wifey, its close to time to bring her up to date as well and in my mind, I was eyeing Accord's, Camry's, and Maxima's but she has set her eyes on a used 2013 Volkswagen Passat. I've never looked too much into Volkswagen but Ill admit, the car looks nice in white with black interior, sunroof, navigation, v6 engine, woodgrain, the whole nine yards (I cant say its a fully loaded top of the line but looks that way.) My biggest concern about the car is the part that it used premium gas only. It supposedly gets 20/28 gas mileage which isn't terribly bad but outside of the premium fuel issue, does anyone have any experiences with the Volkswagen brand? Are they fairly reliable? Do they hold their value pretty well (not expecting it to be like a Toyota but just in general)? Do they generally hold up as the mileage approaches 100k? This one only has 10k miles but we will probably have this car for at least 6-7 years so don't want to get anything that will leave her stranded...
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Old 06-08-2014, 02:18 PM   #2
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Never liked Volkswagen's myself. I drive my bosses jetta tdi a lot and it rides ok. 40+ miles to the gallon I think(when I'm not doing racing speeds everywhere). Maybe get her a four runner!
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Never liked Volkswagen's myself. I drive my bosses jetta tdi a lot and it rides ok. 40+ miles to the gallon I think(when I'm not doing racing speeds everywhere). Maybe get her a four runner!
I offered to get her a Taco/4 Runner But she says one truck is enough and she wants to stay in a car I've looked into the diesel option and never owned one before but from reviews I've read on them, people seem to be pretty happy about the mileage for the most part.
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Old 06-08-2014, 03:12 PM   #5
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I have had a lot of German cars very comfortable handle extremely well have plenty of guts but are not cheap to fix. All of mine have been driven over 200K they just keep going. I had a Jetta TDI I loved it 50 MPG even when driven like it was stolen without a doubt the most comfortable vehicle I have ever owned but it was also the most expensive one to maintain. If my Taco was as nice inside as the Jetta with all the leather and do da’s it would be one fantastic truck. .
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Old 06-08-2014, 07:30 PM   #6
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I had a 2012 GLI, VW's drive a lot different than Japanese cars.

I think they feel more solid and are just a nice place to be. I find myself wanting another a few years later, they are addictive.

That being said, they are definately not as reliable as a Camry or Accord. The MPG on the diesel is great, the 2.0Turbo engine is fantastic, and gets great gas mileage and has good power but they aren't as reliable as Japanese cars.

The 2014 accord is sexy as hell.
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Old 06-08-2014, 07:41 PM   #7
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I have people I work with that have had great luck with them. One just got a new Passat TDI. It's nice.
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I've owned over a half dozen German cars (4 BMWs, 2 Audis, 1 Benz) over the years, and got rid of every single one of them before or as soon as the warranty ran out. Owning (and repairing) a German car out of warranty is for suckers. Not because they're any more prone to breaking, just because they're SO f*cking pricey to repair when they do break. Just my $.02.

And as for the premium fuel thing, don't sweat it. It's an extra $2 to $3 per fill up, and if you can't swing that, you probably shouldn't be looking at a new car for your lady.
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My coworkers has a Golf TDI with over 300k on it. She ves that thing. Still runs and drives pretty good too.
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If it's any consolation of the 12 best selling cars world wide Ford and VW make up half of them.
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A coworker just traded in a newer gti, he said it became a money pit after 100k mies
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