After that? I think you have rose colored glasses of VW's glorious past. They weren't exactly great back then. My A1 GTI sunroof blew out of the car onto the highway and drivers side door handle broke off in my hand first year. A2 GTI oil leak and loose engine mounts first 2 weeks, engine broke free and made imprint in the hood. . A3 GTI was solid. VR6 Corrado was a beautiful mess. Bad fuel pump from the factory, rear wing failed 4 times, head gasket leak, hvac controls failed, fog lights would spontaneously explode for no reason, and failed water pump first 2 years. God I loved that car. The lift throttle oversteer was glorious. It was reliable compared to my Cyclone. I typically 2 cars every 18 months or so since the late 80's and 3 cars ever 18 months or so last 9 years, so I've dealt with a bunch of cars over the last 30 years.That last part is hitting it on the head. They look through old glasses. The reality of VW is long and terrible, the Routan, problem plagued Touareg, the tiny and expensive Tiguan, the decontented Passat and Jetta, the emissions scandal, the Passat left to die and get stale, the new Jetta that got even uglier and consumers complaining about the same problems they had ten years ago.
I get that many people dig their Beetles, Rabbits, old Golfs, but some bad stuff happened after that
2 recent VW's have been solid.
The reality is, almost every modern car sold today is more reliable than VAG cars of the 80's and 90's, no matter where they are on that list, including new VW's. And imagine how ****ty life would be if we all drove Toyota Camrys.
Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk