Tuesday, November 02, 2004

I Hate My Car

right ball joint - $111
tail lights leaking - replace gaskets - $130
left and right bulb holders, plugs are corroded - replace holders and plugs -$269
front brake pads and rotors - replace them and new slider pins - $473
steering rack is leaking - replace left steering boot - $181
right (indecipherable) tire rod - $182
power steering something, and rear brake shoes - $615
replace brake fluid after fixing brakes - $69
dip stick - 3tune up - sparks, fluids, etc... - $149

For an estimated total of $2396.54. That brings the total for 12 months of repairs to approx. $5300. I'll have to double-check that figure, but I think it's accurate. I paid $8600 for the car, $1200 for a warranty that covers nothing that ever goes wrong, interest and more repairs on top of that for a total of well over $15,100 since February 30th, 2003. A BRAND NEW Golf CL, standard options, goes for $18,300!

My advice for people looking for used Volkswagen Golfs ... buy a CIVIC or COROLLA.

UPDATE: It cost $2508 and took two days to fix.


At Tuesday, November 02, 2004 4:45:00 p.m., Blogger Kel said...

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At Wednesday, November 03, 2004 10:02:00 p.m., Blogger Dana said...

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At Wednesday, November 03, 2004 10:03:00 p.m., Blogger Dana said...

Are you on crack?

At Friday, September 28, 2007 10:00:00 a.m., Blogger Carl said...

DO NOT buy any VW product(so called cars). I have owned 3 diffrent models, all three where absolute LEMONS.

1995 GLX VR6, Jetta Ball Joints, EGR valves, CV joints, Axles, Electrical system failures constantly with resolution, wheel bearings replacemnts on my VW Jetta GLX

2003 Passat, Turbo replaced twice $2800.00 each time, Electric system faults $732.00, oil pump 2 twice. dealer felt bad gave me a so called discount to replace it. I was dumb enough to buy a

2004 Passat: I have replaced axles 3 times each $785.00, Oil pump replaced 4 times each $1100.00 4 times, Turbo replaced $2885.11 Valves piston $4570.00, grill cover 4 times. turn signal sensor 3 times, brake light 5 times. Volkswagen will tell you oil pump will clog with regular 5/40 or 5/30 oil. I use only 5/40 but the $1100.00 oil pump still clog with 5/40 full synthnic changed every 3k miles.

DO NOT VW anything you have been warned!!!! V- DUB may be in the in house - but it only because that Sh*T ain't no good on the road!!!!

new car 2007 Lexus ES 350...No problems - great car. STAY AWAY from VW & Audi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Spoke to many other had same exact problems..

At Wednesday, December 12, 2007 11:07:00 a.m., Blogger Jill said...

Carl. I am in the midst of the EXACT same problems with my 2001 VW Passat.

I just replaced the oil pump, filter and timing belt,($1200) and then drove it to maryland when the oil light started flashing. I brought it to 2 mechanics in maryland who couldnt figure out the problem ($800 labor total) (and to rub salt in the wound, i had to take 2 greyhound bus trips back and forth to take the car to a different mechanic $180)

When I was told it was fixed, I took another bus to maryland, got the car and drove it 40 miles when suddenly it seized completely. I had it towed to once mechanic who couldnt figure out the problem, then FINALLY towed again to a mechanic who told me it needed:

1. New turbo
2. new oil pump
3. cylinder head
4. possibly brand new engine (still waiting on his phone call)

Warning to all in the market for a new car. Stay FAR FAR away from the VW Passat. The mechanic couldnt even track down a used engine for this car because its such a common problem!!

VW has lost major credibility points here.


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