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Hi everyone, I am new to the site, and am looking into purchasing one of the following cars:
1) VW Jetta 1.8T
2) VW Passat 1.8T
3) VW Jetta VR6
4) Audi A6 2.7T
They are all stickshift, and in great condition, with all right around 120,000 miles. I am looking for someone to tell me which car to stay away from, which ones have the most problems, etc. Good things about each, bad things about each, mileage you get out of all of these cars, reliability, everything. Please help me out guys, it is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
 

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Re: New to site--questions for you guys!!! (MXZ1983)

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Hi everyone, I am new to the site, and am looking into purchasing one of the following cars:
1) VW Jetta 1.8T
2) VW Passat 1.8T
3) VW Jetta VR6
4) Audi A6 2.7T
They are all stickshift, and in great condition, with all right around 120,000 miles. I am looking for someone to tell me which car to stay away from, which ones have the most problems, etc. Good things about each, bad things about each, mileage you get out of all of these cars, reliability, everything. Please help me out guys, it is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

They're all rolling liabilities and expensive maintenance nightmares, and you don't want to own any of them, unless you're a self-loathing person looking to bankrupt yourself.
Obviously, you probably didn't comprehend a single word of that. But someday....just try to remember them.
 

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Re: New to site--questions for you guys!!! (MXZ1983)

you're not going to like the responses on this forum.. Having had lots of experience with VW, I'd tell you to stay away from them all

If you can swing an A6, get that one.. and consider naturally aspirated alternatives..
 

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In respect to Car Lounge 2.0...
I'll be nice.
Out of the choices listed, I'd personally buy a VR6, depending on the year. I'd also buy a 1.8t, depending on the year. Basically, the best maintained vehicle out of those except choice 4, just no.
 

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Re: FV-QR (Alaska45)

ok, well i do like the vr6 a lot, but also was thinking about the All Wheel Drive in the Audi cuz i live in a very hilly area that gets a lot of snow....so what are these huge problems with the 2.7ts?
 

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Re: FV-QR (MXZ1983)

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so what are these huge problems with the 2.7ts?

They fail. The turbos die. The engines are a bear to work on. You have to pull the motor to get to the turbos. They are shoehorned into the engine bay.
The 1.8t is actually pretty robust if the oil changes have been kept up on with synthetic oil and so forth. The VR6 is pretty bulletproof aside from the timing chain guides (a fairly straightforward repair).
 

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Re: New to site--questions for you guys!!! (MXZ1983)

Hi MXZ1983 welcome to The Car Lounge (TCL)! A few things to know before you get started:
Rule#1 - always post a picture with each new topic to get more views
Rule#2 - check your spelling and grammar to avoid the spelling nazis
Rule#3 - always search before you post, if you have a question, it's probably already been asked, many times
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Rule#5 - if you own a Mk4 VW Jetta, Golf, GTI, proceed directly to the MK4 forum, do not pass go, do not collect $200, or keep it as your little secret
Rule#6(d)(2)(iii) - When in doubt, Google
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Google is your friend. Well maintained 30V 2.8's seem to be pretty reliable, though finding a well maintained vehicle isn't so easy. Gas mileage will also vary; realistically you'll be looking at 18mpg in the city and 26mpg on the highway (perhaps less).
 
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