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#664 of 1529 vw problems
Apr 12, 2002 (9:52 am)
Speaking of VW problems yesterday while driving my 2002 golf gl 2.0 with only 800 miles on it it died on the highway. Just lost power and that was it. Turns out their was a leak in the line for the rear window washer, the washer fluid spilled out and fried a bunch of fuses. Needless to say I was upset and kicking myself for replacing my Civic hatch with a VW. I hope this is not a sign of things to come. But I am quite concerened about these quality control issues and the long term reliability of the vehicle
#665 of 1529 Importing -VW problems
Apr 12, 2002 (12:22 pm)
Thanks all. We'll get rid of the Cabrio before we move. Will have to get another one in the US though.
VW problems. Nah. I have a 1990 Golf 1.8 and still drive it every day. It's done 200000 km. No problems. Of course this was built before there were computers and fancy electronics in cars, but it does have a rear window washer and it has never leaked
We also have that 93 Cabrio, and it's perfect.
I'll always get VW over Honda.
You'll be all right.
#666 of 1529 Any experiences with Classic Soft Trim?
Apr 12, 2002 (7:03 pm)
I've decided to go for adding leather interior to my 2002 Golf. I have an
appointment on Monday to start the transformation. Has anyone had any
experiences with CST? Any feedback is appreciated. Thanks very much!
#667 of 1529 CST no, Katzkin yes
Apr 12, 2002 (7:25 pm)
Katzkin leather is what all the people I have ever heard of adding leather use in VW Golf and Jetta too. http://www.katzkin.com/SITE/HTML/index.html
If you check over at VWVortex and do a search you can see pictures and hear of how installs went.
The Katzkin product is safe for the seat airbags too. Perhaps some of the info. for the Katzkin will be relevant for the CST.
#668 of 1529 Golf Noise Advise for New Purchase
Apr 14, 2002 (7:25 am)
I have a 2000 Golf GL auto. I have been very happy with, except for the noise. I want to buy a quieter 4 door Golf. Since they don't make any 1.8T Golfs anymore, I was considering a TDI or a Jetta 1.8T wagon. Their is a certified used 1.8T 2001 4 door Golf availible. It is hard to get a real road test to evaluate though. I hear from the threads that the TDI is only slightly noisier at idle and quieter and smoother upon acceleration and highway driving. One dealer said the TDI is even quiet at idle once it is warmed up.
I believe a Passat is quieter, but my wife and I like the Golf's demeanor. Can anybody offer me some sound advise?
#669 of 1529 More Sound Advise
Apr 14, 2002 (5:24 pm)
Also, does the Jetta Wagon have more sound insulation, or is it quieter than a Golf if they both have the same engine. I've also read that you should try to get Michelins instead of Goodyear Eagle tires to cut down on road roar.
#670 of 1529 Aww3...
Apr 15, 2002 (7:49 am)
It's common knowledge that a sedan (with a closed trunk) is going to be quieter most of the time than a hatchback/wagon with an open cargo bay. This is true, because the open space is going to resonate noise better, I would think.
Apr 15, 2002 (12:55 pm)
The TDI is much quieter on the highway, mostly because it is turning so slowly - jus tover 2,000 rpm at 60mph.
#672 of 1529 vocus and dudleyr
Apr 15, 2002 (3:12 pm)
Thanks for the info. I would tend to agree, but I'm comparing a Jetta Wagon to a Golf. A dealer said there is more insulation in a Jetta Wagon than a Golf. Also is the TDI and/or 1.8T quieter at idle and upon acceleration, as compared to the 2.0 engine. At highway speed it sounds like the TDI would be quieter. Is the 1.8T louder than the 2.0 and TDI at highway speed.
#673 of 1529 Golf 1.8T Certified vs Demo
Apr 15, 2002 (4:41 pm)
I'm looking at several 2000 and 2001 1.8T four door Golfs. They all are autos and loaded and have low milage. One is a 2001 vw certified pre-owned 6,500 miles. The others are a 2001 and 2000 model, sold new as dealer demos. What are the pitfalls of VW certified and new demos with milage from the dealer.