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I saw this at http://jalopnik.com/5560710/the-ten-most-annoying-car-owners/gallery/?skyline=true&s=i and had to LOL.

Ten Most Annoying Car Owners
2.) Volkswagen Owners

Typical Conversation: "Actually, Volkswagen fixed a lot of their reliability issues years ago. Yeah, it runs great! You really should go try one. And they're so fuel-efficient! Now that I've got that check engine light on the dash taken care of- oh, no. There wasn't actually anything wrong with the car, the mechanic said it just happens sometimes. But they really have gotten a lot better. I love my Volkswagen!"

 

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Whats sad, I just bought a TDI Golf a week ago and the first thing that happened on my drive home was that the engine light came on. Traced it to the fuel cap. Apparently it wasn't twisted "three clicks" or more. Took a few hours of engine off to clear it.

And yes, reliability is my biggest worry with owning a VW. This is my first but Consumer Reports has given the Golf very good ratings so I am willing to give it a go. I really love the idea of the diesel and was really hoping Mazda would have brought the diesel CX-7 to the states but alas they did not.
 

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I think the damn check engine light is very typical on nearly any make/model now-a-days.

Ah, yes...remember the good old days simple gauges, simple technology where clearly things went wrong "slightly" but the only way you ever found out about it was when something finally gave out or it acted up where you felt something was off.

I honestly think the check engine light was simply added to increase profitability to the manufacture and the dealership.
 

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Did the VWs made in Germany ever have trouble or was it just when they switched manufacturing to Mexico?

My 2010 Golf has been pretty nice for a 2nd year car. If it was a Chrysler it'd probably have fallen apart by now :rolleyes: They might not be quite as bulletproof as some of the better Japanese manufacturers but plenty good for me.
 

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I don't think it makes a difference. The stuff like leaking coolant tanks or bad cams aren't because the cars were built in Mexico. All the TDI engines come from Germany anyways.
 

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I don't think it makes a difference. The stuff like leaking coolant tanks or bad cams aren't because the cars were built in Mexico. All the TDI engines come from Germany anyways.
My 2.0L is from Hungary. Not sure how long they've been making them there.
 
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