• Jan 23, 2008
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Nothing groundbreaking here, another Golf. The excitement will reside underneath the clean, evolutionary styling presided over by Walter da'Silva, Volkswagen's Group Design Chief. Powertrains will range from VW's diesel core competency to snorty sixes in the highest performance versions; a vehicular everyman with an engine choice to fit your needs and wants. The Golf VI has been out testing in Europe wearing stylish camouflage, as seen in the video. Looking closely, we can see that the light housings front and rear have a bit of styling flair compared to what we've currently got. The rear lamps wouldn't look out of place on an Alfa, and the headlamps sweep back into the hood and front fenders more than the current version. We're anxious to see the wraps come off, though, because you know underneath that shapely black fabric lurks a handsome Germanic face.

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[Source: World Car Fans]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm not sure if this is an awkward attempt at misogynistic humor or if you really like the Beetle. In any case, I'm a guy and I have a MKV Gti. I bought the car because it's sporty, very fuel efficient, versatile, and well built. The biggest knock I can see against the car is that it is expensive to purchase and you can't buy leather seats without a lot of other options. I also wish it had another 20-50 hp but doesn't everyone no matter what they drive?
        • 7 Years Ago
        I am thinking long and hard about a chip for my gti. I have 2 concerns. DSG and warranty. My dealership actually offers a package for about $550 installed that claims 245/280. I have heard that the clutches don't cope well with the power and slip a lot.

        I appreciate the tip though bi will need to do some more researchbb
        • 7 Years Ago
        Dave you should Chip your car.....
        come to VWvortex.com the message boards
        are full of great info. I suggest going
        APR, check em out at goapr.com
        I think it will get you more than the
        extra power you're looking for.

        cheers
      • 7 Years Ago
      OMG!!!! VW WILL ASPLODE AND KILL YOUR CHILDREN!!

      LOL, I love this thread. FINALLY the VW owners are coming out and silencing all of the haters. THANK YOU!

      I just picked up a 08 GTI and I love this thing. It has the most amazing combination of feel, quality, luxury and speed. It is a great vehicle, as are the other VW's I've driven.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Well, chalk me up for two crappy VWs- a Golf IV and a Passat. I love these cars when they work. Alas, they spent more time in the dealer's bay then my old Highlander, 3 series, Escort, Saturn SL1 and K car wagon- combined. If the Gold was as reliable as a Corolla or Civic, VW would rule the world.
      • 7 Years Ago
      well my sister owns a 240sx so I guess that'll throw a kink in the misogynistic anti gay works off the bat.

      I bought a Jetta 2.0T because it has 200hp/200tq, manages 32mpg, shifts 10x faster then BMW's new DKG, and has an interior that's second to none (IMHO) in the price bracket. I cross shopped it with the civic, who's 1980s sci-fi inspired cockpit was the worst I’ve ever experienced in a car. The standard heated seats, sunroof, Sirius, MFD, 16 cu ft trunk and other bits didn’t hurt. I’m glad VW’s bringing it back, and for a 20 and change, I’m not sure why anyone would be averse to a car with the features of the 2.0T. Well unless they needed to link their masculinity to it, in which case I’d recommend reading some freud.
      • 7 Years Ago
      My post to another one was taken off and for my rant, I apologize. I was sleepy and aggravated when I wrote it.

      I drove both GTIs very hard -- my 86 had 130K miles when I traded it and my 01 had 63K when the lease ended. I'm looking at either an 08 GTI or 04 M3 and I'll be happy to own either.

      I am amazed at how many people continue to say VWs have soooooooooo many problems. It just has not been my experience, nor the experience of other people with VDubs I know.
      • 7 Years Ago
      In our family group

      99.5 Mk IV 179,000 one fuel cut relay, one one glove box hinge (which you can repair easily instead of replacing) normal service other than those. Driven hard.

      Son in law 2000, 109,000 no problems at all.

      Mother in law 2005 86,000 zero zip nothing.

      Daughter 99.5 (drives everywhere 200 mile daily work commute)201,000, cup holder broke, brake light switch under recall one O2 sensor under warrranty. Nothing else but services.

      All cars well maintained, still look and run well.

      On the pages listed by Frick, page one, six good, six not 50/50

      Page 2 24 positive comments, 9 negative

      Page 5 positve comments 3 negative.

      It's been my experience that people who seem to slam the product the most,mostly don't own the product.

      Shall we talk about the last two years recall on that paragon of quality Toyota?







      • 6 Years Ago
      To all VW haters, I present my exhibit A:

      1975 VW Scirocco - 250,000 miles (totaled when hit by tractor-trailer)

      1987 VW Golf GT - 624,000 miles (totaled via collision with a deer @ 55mph)

      1997 VW Jetta Trek - 251,000 miles, daily driver, still going strong.

      2003 VW Wolfsburg Jetta 1.8T - 117,000 miles, still going strong.

      I rest my case.

      • 7 Years Ago
      I know lots of people with MKIV VW's with plenty of problems and some without, there is no denying that there was definitely quality issues at that time. That isn't to say a lot of people didn't get trouble free cars at that time either. However I think they have been getting much better, I know plenty of people with MKV VW's with very few to no problems. Even later model MKIV's seem to have a lot fewer problems than the earlier ones.

      I myself had a 2000 GTI and it was a nightmare, I loved the car, but I had get rid of it due to the problems, on the flip side my brother has a 2002 GTI with virtually no problems at all, and he now has a MKV GTI and has yet to have a single issue with it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      maybe they should skip a generation and actually do some work on the QUALITY of the car... so the owners don't have to spend half their lives in VW service..., and VW dealers don't have to resign to providing abysmal service simply because they can not keep up with the demand....
        • 7 Years Ago
        OK Frick.... I have owned my Rabbit now for 8 months and have put 14,700 miles on my car and guess what, not one issue, not one problem. Oh wait! There was one! I got a recall for some plastic cap that has to be on all AMerican vehicles to aid in light adjustment! LOL! So VW told me to bring in the car so they could stick these little caps on the cars lights under the hood. I also owned 2 MK3 Golfs (one was a GTi) And never had any issues from them either. My brother has a 2006 Honda Civic and he has had transmission issues, his power windows in the front have failed TWICE and he pays more at the service department.... so how is it everyone thinks Hondas are so great?? Cause maybe there are more on the road? Who knows, I know my brother says he won't buy another Civic. My car is just like new still.... and I drive some bumpy and crap-tastic roads. And still rock solid.
        • 7 Years Ago
        agreed with frick. Let's keep the anecdotal "proof" to a minimum. VWs have problems with reliability. Great cars when they work, though.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Frick, as Chase pointed out, the links in your second post refer to the previous-generation VW Golf. The new model was released in the US 2006 as the Rabbit (half a year behind the Jetta, which was updated in 2005.5) and has seen improved reliability.
        • 7 Years Ago
        MKIV Jetta TDi has seen 175,000
        B5 Passat TDI has seen 60,000
        MKV Jetta 2.0T has seen 40,000
        MKV GTI (consumer reports best buy, I guess they're crazy) 10,000.
        • 7 Years Ago
        2006 Passat wagon, nearly 60.000 miles. Zero problems. Fantastic car.
        • 7 Years Ago
        no problems with my MkV GTI.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I've not had problems with either of the MKVs I own.. or B5 or MKIV (the latter being TDIs).
        • 7 Years Ago
        everyone knows that VWs are about as realiable as 80s fords

        can i ask how many miles you have put on your 2 trouble free VWs?
        • 7 Years Ago
        Jeff, yes as it was pointed out the data for 2006 and 2007 looks quite encouraging. But I didn't include it as there still isn't much data there, and not many miles on those cars yet...

        http://www.carsurvey.org/modelyear_Volkswagen_Golf_2006.html

        http://www.carsurvey.org/modelyear_Volkswagen_Golf_2007.html

        And to all the posters of "my VW had zero problems", great! Good for you. You just have to realize that you are lucky... the general opinion of crappy VW reliability is already out there and based on my friends' nightmarish experiences, deservedly so. Nothing can change that but improvement in quality + time. Personally I wouldn't touch a VW for the next few years until I'm convinced that things have truly improved....
      • 7 Years Ago
      Speaking as a VW owner...(yes, a GTI)....
      I do know it's at the bottom of the list in most statistical surveys of 'owner reported problems' and mine has had a few, mostly small electrical ones related to the radio/antenna. Annoying? Yes - but I would buy another one...

      Why?

      Cause I also realize that the same statistical surveys show that today's absolutely WORST car is still far ahead of the BEST car just a decade ago. And I'm old enough to remember the 90s, seemingly unlike many other respondents here.

      So yes, relatively speaking, they are the worst. But in the big picture, they far better than anything I've owned over my life.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Its runs and looks good!

      http://cars.ozfreeonline.com
      • 7 Years Ago
      At the 2008 German TUEV (government car inspection that every registered car in Germany has to visit after 3 years and after that every 2 years) fault report based on 7million car inspection in 2007 the Golf rank on 3th place in the lowest fault rate of 3 year old cars all classes.. only the Mazda3 and Mazda2 are slightly better.

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