I've had my for 2 years, the only thing that ever went was a wheel bearing. I change oil every 5000km, car has about 175000KM on it now.
There was also the little incident with the curb, and I had to replace half of the right-front side, but it wasn't the dubs fault, my stoopidity
Overall, its great, and I hope it stays that way..
102K on my 2.0 Jetta. Bad 2nd gear synchro (replaced under warranty) and the timing belt slipped throwing the timing of the car off to the point that it wouldn't run. Truly a amazingly reliable car IMHO. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif I luckily have been able to put most of my money into mods, and not repairs.
Mine had a lot of little problems that would have cost too much to fix. When the front window regulator went and the cooling system thingie was leaking, there was no way I was putting more money into that car....so i did the next best thing and traded it in.
My 94 Jetta is reliable as heck at 92,000 miles. I change the oil and fill it with gas and it goes wherever I want it to go. My wife's 95 Golf has the typical VW-rattles, which annoy her to no end, which in turn become my problem to fix. Usually it's nothing; heat shield/fuse cover/etc. I've even replaced the passenger side CV joint because of a rattling noise which has turned out to be caused by the last person replacing the brake pads not re-using the anti-vibration shims. The pads are rattling inside the caliper. No biggie. So basically her car is fine, too.
I have never had any problems with my car, and it's at 92k now. Other than routine preventative maintenance (like the timing belt at 80K, etc), it's been the best car I've ever owned. Beleive it or not, it's still on the original clutch, and has only had the battery replaced once (although it has been serviced regularly)! My Dodge's auto trannie started to give at 40k, and my Acura needed a new motor at 120k.
I've got 129,000 on my baby....and I have all the confidence in the world.....I put everyone of those miles on her....so I know where she's been....and I know she's been treated like a queen.... http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
My Jetta is at 84,000 right now...owned it for 2 1/2 years...and besides that lil oil drain plug incident*fault of the Auto shop, not mine* I havent had any problems...change oil, regular maintenance & its all good...most of my money goes towards mods http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
96 with 68K, so far I've replaced:
alternator & tensioner pulley
secondary air pump+valve
not bad for 6 years this Feb. , but these parts were not cheap either. Overall I'd say it's very reliable, just have to keep up the routine maintanance.
Only really bad problem was ebrake cable had to be replaced (most likely from "spirited" winter driving).
Other than that normal wear and tear crap. Except for the super tough VR6 tranny http://****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif
Oh well, I love it...
Well I just got a 98 Ginster and this is what has happened in the last two days. CE light is one so i bring it to the local dealer. They check out all the little things i asked about and it turns out my dub was in an accident before I bought it. So the local dealer said bring it to VW of naples (where I bought it) and tell them they should not have certified the car the way it was. The oil pan was all dented up and scratched, you can kinda see re painted parts, not to bad tho. Well we called VW of naples and they are being good about it and told me they will replace what ever needs to be fixed for free. and look over the whole car looking for more things. So far my local dealers have been pretty kool!
I just change the oil every 3,000 miles do the plugs every 20,000. I just did them for the second time. Let it warm up for 5-10 minutes in the morning. I also replaced the air filter with the K&N. Mine just purrs like a good little six.
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