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#1 of 10 carlady
Aug 08, 2000 (9:09 pm)
Let's continue our conversation on this very
popular car! Someone is going to ask so I'll say it
now. The VI in the previous topic referred to the
Golf Model 4, not the 4th part of the Golf saga. I
hope that makes sense, if not, ignore it!
#2 of 10 A strange story
Aug 09, 2000 (9:30 pm)
So. I agonize over whether to buy another Honda Civic (old one lasted 13 years without a problem) or a Golf.
I buy the Golf.
The day after I buy it I notice the automatic transmission is very jerky. It gives my girlfriend a headache. That's not relevant, but it gives the story a mood.
I take it back to the dealer.
They says "it needs a software reset". I say "reset that software!".
Later they say "it needs automatic transmission fluid". I say "pour in that fluid!".
Later they say "it needs a new automatic transmission". I say "this totally sucks".
So I call VW of America and say "This is not what I paid for, give me a new car". They say "Warranty" and put in a new automatic transmission.
Their view is understandable. and everyone in this story is very nice on the phone and probably a good person. In the end, however, I have a car that I don't have a lot of confidence in, already has a repair history to cough up when I sell the car, and generally dont want.
Tough beans for me.
Next time a Civic.
#3 of 10 Ah, the exact same opposite for me.
Aug 09, 2000 (9:42 pm)
I got rid of my Accord Coupe to get into the GTI. It's built much MUCH better in my opinion.
I'm pretty sure VW is spelled Volkswagen, not Volkswagon.
#4 of 10 Rattles/knockings
Aug 09, 2000 (9:43 pm)
On my 2001 GTI VR6, there is a knocking sound
coming from the drivers side door/window. It
really only happens over bumps and rough roads.
Also, there is a rattle coming from the underside
of the passenger seat. I moved the seat up (like
someone is getting into the back) and you can hear
the rattle whenever you move the seat around. It
goes away when I put pressure on the seat belt
latcher-thingy (do you know what I mean?? The thing
you hook the seat belt into!) I tried tightening
down the bolt that secures the latcher into place
on the floorboard, but I really couldn't turn it
anymore (I don't have the right tool). Does anyone
else notice these??? Other than those two
problems, the car is perfect!! Oh, the right front
door panel vibrates and rattles whenever heavy bass
is played. Is their an easy way to fix this?
I just got EBC Green Stuff front brake pads
installed today. It really stops the car much
faster, and they don't have any brake dust!! It's
a great thing to get. The pads for the front run
about 100 bucks, and 50 for the rear.
Aug 09, 2000 (9:44 pm)
...has cheaped out in the past few years. last time i got in a late model honda, i felt like i was in an aluminum refrigerator.
Aug 10, 2000 (7:23 pm)
Thanks for the advice and the link...I will definitely check it out. Other than the crazy creaking, I absolutely love the car. Had two Acura GSRs before and swore I would only buy Honda, but the VR6 is tough to beat! Are you planning on any mods? What color combo did you get? I have always had "stealth" colored cars, but due to temporary insanity, I sprand for the Tropic Orange paint. I have never gotten so many compliments from total strangers, which completely surprised me! Thanks again for the advice!
#7 of 10 dpeabody
Aug 11, 2000 (4:24 am)
What kind of creaks are you getting???? I only have one creak, and that's coming from the drivers side door when the window is up. Sure there is a little itty bitty rattle coming from the passengers seat, but I think I might have fixed that, I'm not sure. I love the car too!! It's just too much fun. And everyone is loves the car, no one seems to know what it is.
#8 of 10 24,000 Miles in my 1999 GolfIV GLS
Aug 13, 2000 (2:41 am)
I got my car last year its a Silver and Black Int
GLS with Auto and Luxury Package. Here is the first 24,000 miles. 9 burnt rear left brake bulbs.
Headlights missaligned took 4 trips to dealer to get right. The Windshild washer resevour keeps goin out dealer will make 5th atempt to fix.
The power mirror control nob broke off replaced by
dealer and The undercar engine cover came off twice. I love the car but the service is average
I am wonderin what will go next and a little worried since the warranty will expire in 700 miles. Great car and fun to drive but begining to feel like the owner of a Cavalier .
Just my two cents on this car.
#9 of 10 host
Aug 14, 2000 (9:47 pm)
adg44, you are so right! Working too fast again and no way to edit the title... Bummer!
#10 of 10 carlady
Aug 14, 2000 (9:54 pm)
The new & improved spelling is here. Sorry for the extra step!