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View Poll Results: Have you owned a Volkswagen in your lifetime?
I have had 4 and i plan on buying the next gen gti 200hp turbo a year from now & sell the rx-8. I am worried that i am going to take a bath on it (i bought it on ford plan so i figured it wasnt a bad investment but with all the new ones sitting on lots and people scared to buy, with all the mpg flooding issues etc i am concerned, oh well its only money and you cant take it with you..... vee dubs are swwwwwweeeeeettt and so is my rx-8 but in a different way. i guess i am a dub aholic, i just couldnt buy the currrent golf after i saw the next gen in pics; independent rear suspension more power etc....
'68 Beetle - stolen
'81 Jetta - sold for motorcycle
'84 GTi - track car then sold
'98 New Beetle - sold
'00 Audi S4 - Lemon, Audi buyback
'01 Audi allroad - sold
'02 Porsche C4S - still own
'02 Audi S8 - my present daily driver
'03 20th Anniversary GTi - gave it to my son
For the record, VAG doesn't own Porsche any longer, that was many moons ago.
I had to drive a red VW Beetle for my first year with a license
wondered why people kept honking me and trying to run me off the road...
Now my family has a new VW Passat that feels like a friggin BOAT when I drive it.
that whole leaning forward and backward motion
I dunno if it is suspensions or what not but if it is, it's terrible!
how did my parents ever pick the car???
I'm ashamed of admitting this but our family has owned one of the most laughed at cars of all time. I think VW are fantastic but not this particular one. It was made fun of in an old Hummer commercial.
My sister's first car when she got her license was a 1982 VW Rabbit. That car (if you can call it a car) had over 200' 000 kms before the odometer and spedometer gave out and continued running a year after that. We sold it to our friend after and it's still on the road till this day. No doubt in my mind that little rabbit could run another 100' 000 kms.
my parents owned an early 90s passat, bought at my advice :D 'cuz i thought it was real nice at the time. it was real nice when brand new, looked pretty slick, very roomy inside and very comfortable. but soon it turned out to be the worst car we've ever owned. glitches everywhere, transmission was shot, and engine overheated. and then we swore we'd never buy another vw again :p
i used to like vw's a lot, esp the GTI, scirocco, corrado, the bus, and cabriolet. but they lost me since they went upmarket and yuppie recently. i mean, "people's" car and yuppie pretentious luxury, that's like hypocrisy, with all due respect :D
Just got rid of my wife's 2001 VW Cabrio that gave her so many problems this past year. I had two Audi 4000s (1980 + 1981) years ago. Both were unreliable, money pits. When we bought my wife's Cab I thought that VW/Audi had finally fixed all of their problems. A few motor mounts, strut tops, a power window pump, peeling door handles, new differential, transmission, and a whole slew of electrical system problems later, and I think I'm pretty much done with VW/Audi.
They may have a great marketing department, and some of the best interiors on the market, but their products are iffy at best.