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Old 10-06-2018, 01:08 AM   #201
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Nice.

Working on new cars is the best. No rusted stuck or broken parts.
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Old 10-08-2018, 04:32 PM   #202
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My wife mentioned that she wouldn't mind a new car and I was thinking a new GTI would be a nice option. She has always like the tartan cloth and if she wanted a slushy the DSG is not the worst option.

The only big issue that i see is she commutes a lot and probably puts close to 15k a year. VW reliability scares me. I know they are still German so not expecting japanese reliability but not a electrical lemon. Also these new GTIs are made in mexico but I hopfully ze germans have a good process in place.

So should I be scared about VW reliability?

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yes I should be, my GTI is currently at the dealer being ripped apart to figure why it has been leaking over all over my driveway. Also passenger seat belt sensor goes off when I put a laptop on it Too many tecates when they built mine.
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Old 10-08-2018, 05:42 PM   #203
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yes I should be, my GTI is currently at the dealer being ripped apart to figure why it has been leaking over all over my driveway. Also passenger seat belt sensor goes off when I put a laptop on it Too many tecates when they built mine.
Jesus, that sucks. Sorry.
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Old 10-08-2018, 06:17 PM   #204
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yes I should be, my GTI is currently at the dealer being ripped apart to figure why it has been leaking over all over my driveway. Also passenger seat belt sensor goes off when I put a laptop on it Too many tecates when they built mine.
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Old 10-08-2018, 07:04 PM   #205
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.. Also passenger seat belt sensor goes off when I put a laptop on it Too many tecates when they built mine.
Guys on the GTI forum says that this is the way it works. But I thought these sensors were to disable the airbags from smashing little kids. maybe that does not apply to 4 seat cars but then why even disable?
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Old 10-11-2018, 03:57 PM   #206
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Called VW and starting the process to potentially buy back.

Frustrating since liked the car and installed the hitch. Don't want to go through the whole care buying process again.
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Old 10-11-2018, 04:03 PM   #207
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Called VW and starting the process to potentially buy back.

Frustrating since liked the car and installed the hitch. Don't want to go through the whole care buying process again.
Ugh. How miserable.
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Old 10-11-2018, 04:27 PM   #208
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Old 10-11-2018, 06:27 PM   #209
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Called VW and starting the process to potentially buy back.
Buy back in the lemon law they basically make you whole sense? Or buy back in the trade in and take a big loss sense?

Not sure what the exact CA lemon law requirements are, but doesn't it take a few unsuccessful repair attempts and/or minimum number of days off the road?
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Old 10-11-2018, 06:52 PM   #210
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Wow, sorry to hear! We are at 3yrs 1mo / 26k miles, just out of warranty, not a single flaw.
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