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Old 02-25-2011, 10:28 PM
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Lifetime transmission for starters.
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How so?
They fall apart?
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Old 02-26-2011, 07:06 AM
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VW people are interesting and it takes patients to deal with them because:

1. Lifetime transmissions
2. They fall apart

How do either of those make VW people interesting and require patients to deal with?
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Old 02-26-2011, 02:36 PM
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VW drivers are some of the coolest people I've ever met, right along side Volvo drivers.
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Old 02-26-2011, 07:45 PM
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VW drivers are some of the coolest people I've ever met, right along side Volvo drivers.
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Old 02-26-2011, 08:23 PM
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VW people are interesting and it takes patients to deal with them because:

1. Lifetime transmissions
2. They fall apart

How do either of those make VW people interesting and require patients to deal with?
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VW drivers are some of the coolest people I've ever met, right along side Volvo drivers.
Around here, in my experience, Older Volvo drivers (older car, that is) tend to be annoying kids who think they're the bees knees who drive like madmen, and newer Volvo drivers tend to be either young girls who or fratters-who-chase-me-down-in-their-fathers-purchased-Volvo-on-my-bicycle-for-flicking-them-off-for-almost-running-over-a-kid-and-his-father-and-then-telling-me-to-shut-up-after-he-started-yelling-at-me. And then there's Dan. What can we say about him, as a Volvo driver... <3

As for VW drivers. Like any other car (including Volvo's) there are all sections of the spectrum occupied. However, the worst drivers tend to be those in the big-ass trucks and the cars/SUV's with big ass shiny rims and tinted windows.

I like VW's and Volvo's, but I've never owned them, only driven them (Volvo more than VW). And a good friend of mine hates VW's because he had a GTI once that ended up being the biggest PITA.

I just don't like cars right now because gas costs so much.
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:17 PM
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Being in the parts business, I can say that vw's require obscure maintenance. Also, when they break, they break in the most ridiculous way. Not to mention most of their engines are backward.

But yeah, they are really cool people. I know a tall lanky guy that has a slammed mark 3 with 9" wide rims and rolled fenders. Red body and teal rims. Not to mention my boss has a 84 rabbit GTI and is Chinese / Irish with a huge beard. Oh and my co-worker has a vr6 jetta and complains about loving vw's lol
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Lifetime transmission for starters.
Unless you unplug the battery on one of the new ones. Then your tranny won't work at all.
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My opinion is:

Like any car, VWs require maintenance. For the most part, if you treat your car right and maintain it like it is suppose to be maintained, you generally won't have problems. I'm not saying that VWs don't have their "quirks", but all cars do. When I first bought my GTI, I put a lot of money into maintenance type stuff. Changed the sparks plugs, oil, flushed the radiator, changed a couple heater hoses, vacuum hoses, timing belt, water pump, thermostat, probably couple other things, but since I completed all that, and have kept up on the general maintenance, I've had no problems.
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Ok I went to the auto show on friday and narrowed my choices.

First off my surprise top favorite was the 2011 jeep wrangler unlimited, new interior just seemed to fit me perfect in layout and the new leather seats were extremely comfy. Total downer was the 15mpg, thats worse then my truck so thats not going to happen. Really bad part is the rep told me Europe wrangler got a CRD diesel engine that has more power and gets 30mpg

Cars I am now considering:
-BMW 128i (used, 1 or 2 years old)
-2011 WRX wagon (new)
-infiniti G37 coupe (used, 1 or 2 years old)

Went to look at a C5 vette and decided it just wasn't going to work as far as room.

I also found a 2004 Roush stage 3 mustang, truely direct from factory not bolt on crap. Supercharged V8 paired with a manual w/short throw shifter and roush suspension and brakes would be a very fun car. Once again, overall room is going to be the problem. I got a test drive setup for wednesday so we will see how that goes.

If mustang doesn't work I am leaning heavily towards to WRX.
have you made any decision yet on what youre going to get next?
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