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Volkswagen Golf, Hatchback
#1093 of 1529 Re: Interesting [hpmctorque]
Feb 25, 2005 (8:54 am)
VW owners are usually a unique breed of people....I know I am. We love our cars so much that a few issues of "reliability" are accepted.
"Reliability" in itself is a very subjective term. My 1996 Golf has NEVER left me stranded, and the items I've replaced are basically wear & tear things that will eventually fail on any car. I have 117,600 miles and fully expect to reach 200,000 with no problems. And yes, I live in Wisconsin, another "Rust Belt" state. I've seen even newer Hondas rust, as new as 2001 models. It's the wheel wells in the rear where it starts. I DO see 20-year-old Hondas still running, so yeah, their mechanicals are great, but the bodies are shot.
#1094 of 1529 Should I buy an Extended warranty for 2002 Golf with 30000 miles?
Feb 28, 2005 (6:54 am)
Should I buy an Extended warranty for 2002 Golf with 30000 miles?
I just bought a used 2002 VW with 30000 miles in it. The car is in great shape and in good condition. The car has 16 months of warranty left. As of now I am good with the manufacturer warranty for next 16 months or up to 50000 miles.
The VW dealer offered me a 4 year/48000 miles extended warranty for $1550. If I buy this, effectively I will be covered an additional 32 months or 28000 miles?
Do you think if spending $1550 is worth for coverage of 32 months or 28000 miles?
Thanks in advance you for your reply.
#1095 of 1529 re # 1094 Dealer's Extended Warranty
Feb 28, 2005 (10:14 am)
I have a 2001 Cabrio. When the full coverage was due
to expire (the drivetrain et al are for 10 yrs/100K) in
2003, I asked at the dealership re an extension.
At that time VW did not offer one. They told me to
consider one they suggested, but it was simply an
insurance arrangement, NOT with VW.
#1096 of 1529 Re: Should I buy an Extended warranty for 2002 Golf with 30000 miles? [kochunni69]
Feb 28, 2005 (12:50 pm)
extended warranty offered by the dealer could be through a third party insurance.
Now what I wonder is since I have 21 months/20000 miles (previously i said 16 months and that was wrong) in manufacturer warranty, why are they telling me that if I join the extended warranty, It will be effective immediately. So I will loose 21 months or 20000 miles.
#1097 of 1529 Re: Should I buy an Extended warranty for 2002 Golf with 30000 miles? [kochunni69]
Feb 28, 2005 (6:29 pm)
If the vehicle has no significant issues in 30K miles, spending $1500 for a warantee seems to be lining someone elses pocket.
I would put the money into my favorite savings means and will have the money to fix the thing if it does break. If it does NOT break, there will be a nice down-payment for the next car.
I have done this for many years and now pay CASH for my cars. The only case where I would take out a loan is if it is less intrest than what I am getting in the stock market.
Remember, you dont even OWN the car until it is paid for.
Money management 101!
#1098 of 1529 : Should I buy an Extended warranty for 2002 Golf with 30000 miles
Mar 01, 2005 (10:50 am)
I completely agree with you.
will it be a wise descion to shop for extended warranty just before the manufacturer warranty get expire. It might cost me more.
I also heard that the used car warranty companies may bankrupt and vanish at no time.
#1099 of 1529 2001 Cabrio Tire Rotation
Mar 07, 2005 (7:19 am)
I have stock"Goodrich Comp T/A HR4"
(195/60R14 86H M+S) tires and want to rotate them.
My VW manual says (for non-performance tires and ,therefore, without directional arrow) to use this
LF to LR
LR to LF
RF to RR
RR to RF
My Chilton manual (for up through '02) shows the
LR to LR
LR to RF
RF to RR
FR to LF
Any comments? Daan
#1100 of 1529 Re: 2001 Cabrio Tire Rotation [vanalder]
Mar 07, 2005 (8:59 am)
It is my understanding that radial tires "always" remain on the same side of the car. So you would rotate front to back and vice versa, but not left to right.
#1101 of 1529 Re: 2001 Cabrio Tire Rotation [billsbuddie]
Mar 07, 2005 (5:25 pm)
Due to advances in tire technology, staying on the same side of the car has not been a requirement for at leat 10 years. The only time you would want to stay on the same side of the vehicle would be if you have tires SPECIFICALLY MARKED as directional and must rotate in a specific way.
#1102 of 1529 Re: 2001 Cabrio Tire Rotation [bpeebles]
Mar 07, 2005 (8:15 pm)
Hey bpeebles, thanks for the "update". As you can tell I had no clue that this had changed. That probably tells you something else, I don't usually have a car long enough to worry about rotating tires.
I have learned my lesson, I will not "share my knowledge" when I don't have any. I just checked on the Tire Rack website, they have a nice instructional manual which covers tire and wheel care. The different methods of tire rotation are all explained nicely, with pictures.
Hey, it was a good day because I learned something.