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Honda Accord, Volkswagen Jetta, Sedan
#205 of 244 Re: VW trim quality [robertsmx]
Nov 08, 2007 (3:45 pm)
robertsmx --- 5 years to correct the problem - or 5 years before the turbo starts to deteriorate? Is this common among all turboed engines, or is this unique to the VW's?
--interestingly, I didn't notice much turbo-lag on the GTI.
#206 of 244 Re: VW trim quality [bug4]
Nov 08, 2007 (4:05 pm)
I didn't in 1997 Passat 1.8T either. In fact, I came away very impressed with that car and the engine and almost went for it (Accord EXL was next on list).
A decade later, and with extensive experience with two 1.8T engines from 5-6 years ago, with 10+ years and 183K miles I can now say I'm glad that I picked the Accord. The engine/transmissiuon in the Accord became smoother with age, or so it seems.
#207 of 244 Re: VW trim quality [robertsmx]
Nov 08, 2007 (4:26 pm)
I'm totally with you on the aging process on the Accord transmissions. I wouldn't have said it first because I'm not sure it doesn't make us sound crazy, but it seemed like everything but the suspension improved on my 98 Accord (manual transmission) over time. At 140k on the odometer, the thing was a cruising beast! The transmission just seemed to settle into a nice groove (maybe literally?) and its got great fuel economy and response after about 80k. This is going to sound ridiculous, but there is a huge stretch (210 miles) of straight, flat interstate highway that I used to travel every month. I used to crank the 98 Accord up to between 90 and 110 miles per hour and just let it go. Time and time again the car would give me 33-35 mpg at these speeds. That seems unrealistic to me -- but I confirmed it 5-6 times. I can only hope my 08 Accord will be as good as my 98 over the long-term.
#208 of 244 Re: VW trim quality [thegraduate]
Nov 10, 2007 (9:57 am)
He's got a good 40 lbs more torque with that turbo engine, so it'll feel a lot quicker down low.
Not only does it feel a lot quicker, it is a lot quicker. It's more on par with the Accord V6 until you get up to high speeds. It truly is a phenomenal little engine with a very efficient transmission. It pulls hard like a good V6 and if you drive it normally you get the fuel economy of a good I4. Granted, it lacks the silkiness of a good V6.
robertsmx does make a good point about long term reliability though. But I will say this, the 2.0t is so much better than the 1.8t. There's virtually no turbo lag with the 2.0t and it has a linear power cure. In other words you don't notice you're driving a turbo.
#209 of 244 Re: VW trim quality [robertsmx]
Nov 25, 2007 (8:04 am)
Right, the Accord's transmission's getting better & better. It's more compact now.
#210 of 244 VW buyers beware
Nov 25, 2007 (5:44 pm)
Here it is in a nutshell. Owned a 2002 Jetta and 2003 Passat. Engine coils replaced on both (twice on the Passat). Jetta drove like a dream, but had so many issues, got rid of it. Passat leaked after heavy rain, either through the pollen filter or the sunroof (no one knows) and took out the computer. Repair=$2500. FIVE Passats at the shop with the same problem (research this issue on the web...it's shocking). Just traded it for a beautiful 2008 Accord EX-L V6. Whatever you do...don't buy a VW!
#211 of 244 Re: VW buyers beware [hokie2]
Nov 25, 2007 (8:27 pm)
my mothers 04 jetta has never had any problems.Other than oil change, nothing else.
#212 of 244 Re: VW buyers beware [hokie2]
Nov 26, 2007 (7:57 pm)
Congrats ! How much did you pay for your V6 EX-L? With Navi or no? Thanks.
#213 of 244 $27,150...no navi
Nov 26, 2007 (8:35 pm)
#214 of 244 Re: $27,150...no navi [hokie2]
Nov 26, 2007 (11:28 pm)
Please share a full post with us; what you have is pretty useless without any background information (or any information at all).