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View Poll Results: Have you owned a Volkswagen in your lifetime?
Yes I have owned atleast one Peoples Car! 52 73.24%
Never had the privilage! 19 26.76%
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Old 01-29-2004, 10:17 PM   #1
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Have you owned a VW in your lifetime?

How many of us RX-8 owners have owned atleast one Volkswagen (or Audi) in your lifetime?

I've owned four!
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Old 01-29-2004, 10:22 PM   #2
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Okay I don't have an RX-8 but I currently own an Audi A4 and I did own an 85 Golf (great car BTW!)
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Old 01-29-2004, 10:22 PM   #3
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I've got a Jetta now (wife's car)
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Old 01-29-2004, 10:49 PM   #4
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Re: Have you owned a VW in your lifetime?

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How many of us RX-8 owners have owned atleast one Volkswagen (or Audi) in your lifetime?

I've owned four!
I owned an Audi A4...but if you're going to count Audi, you have to count Porsche, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Seat, and Skoda! They're all owned by VAG (Volkswagen Audi Group).
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Old 01-29-2004, 10:57 PM   #5
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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....
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Old 01-29-2004, 11:06 PM   #6
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Old 01-29-2004, 11:41 PM   #7
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RE: Have you owned a VW in your lifetime?

My first car was a red VW bug.... I think it was a '70 something model. That was moons ago and way before I was really interested in cars!
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Old 01-29-2004, 11:52 PM   #8
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Let's see...make it a total of 8

'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
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'03 20th Anniversary GTi - gave it to my son

For the record, VAG doesn't own Porsche any longer, that was many moons ago.
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Old 01-30-2004, 03:38 AM   #9
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Old 01-30-2004, 05:14 AM   #11
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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???
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Old 01-30-2004, 02:39 PM   #12
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If an Audi counts, I'm sorry to say I'm in. '79 or '80 Audi 4000. Fell apart at about 60,000 miles, but kinda fun when it ran.

I notice that I NEVER see these or 5000's on the road anymore. I think they were programmed at the factory to self-destruct (or accelerate themselves into walls in the case of the 5000).

No more VW products for me, thanks.... and anybody who spends $90 grand on a Phaeton needs his head seriously examined.
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Old 01-30-2004, 07:01 PM   #13
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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.
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Old 01-30-2004, 10:17 PM   #14
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'85 GTI - red. Second greatest car I'd had. SAAB Sonett III was the best.
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Old 01-30-2004, 11:34 PM   #15
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I had a 1973 Superbeetle with a baja kit for my first car. Loudest thing I have ever driven. And probably the worst death trap too.
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I had a 1973 Superbeetle with a baja kit for my first car. Loudest thing I have ever driven. And probably the worst death trap too.
i had a 1972 semi-automatic VW beetle. i remember buying a new exhaust from jc whitney for it for that pleasnt throaty sound. i woke up the neighbors with that! :D
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Old 01-30-2004, 11:44 PM   #17
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I have a 2003 Jetta.. Tornado Red...to go along with my Velocity Red... obviously the marketing departments of Mazda and VW are thinking RED MEANS FAST
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I have a 2003 Jetta.. Tornado Red...to go along with my Velocity Red... obviously the marketing departments of Mazda and VW are thinking RED MEANS FAST
Yeah and the cops think so too. :p
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Old 02-02-2004, 07:02 PM   #20
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Old 02-03-2004, 03:49 PM   #22
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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

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Old 04-06-2005, 07:09 AM   #24
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Old 04-06-2005, 11:43 AM   #25
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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.
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