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Volkswagen Jetta, Honda Civic
#1 of 70 New 2007 VW Jetta GLI Concerns
Mar 07, 2007 (12:22 pm)
I drove a 2007 VW Jetta GLI over the weekend and really like the car. My biggest concern is the reliability/depedability of the vehicle. My research as led me to sites such as myvwlemon.com. Everyone I talk to tells me to stay as far away from VW as possible. There were about 60+ TSB listing for the 06 Jetta, thus I am really concern. However, I really like the car. I need some input from past VW owners or someone who owns the 2006 Jetta 2.0T version. Do VW still have quality issues?
I'm also looking at the 07 Civic SI as an option. Have you heard anything bad about this car?
#2 of 70 Re: New 2007 VW Jetta GLI Concerns [subaru_man]
Mar 07, 2007 (3:14 pm)
My wife has a 2006 GLI, 2.0T/DSG, all options, 10K on the clock...Bullit proof! Zero problems...
#4 of 70 Re: New 2007 VW Jetta GLI Concerns [subaru_man]
Mar 07, 2007 (8:18 pm)
I don't own a Jetta, but if you want to know what a significant number of owners have to say, I'd refer you to the 2007 Consumer Reports auto issue that just came out.
I have a 2007 Si and two things I consider (sort of) bad about the Si are: the rev hang issue (the engine rpm "hangs" for a second or two before dropping when changing gears- very annoying) and interior seat fabric that doen't look like it'll hold up.
#5 of 70 Re: New 2007 VW Jetta GLI Concerns [subaru_man]
Mar 08, 2007 (11:47 am)
I can only speak to our experience...
#6 of 70 Re: New 2007 VW Jetta GLI Concerns [subaru_man]
Apr 18, 2007 (12:08 am)
I purchased a 2006 Civic Si to get out of a 99 Passat. VWs are great cars.... when they run. I won't go down that path again until I see some improvement in reliability numbers in Consumer Reports. I replaced brakes and rotors at just over 6OK, I had the main engine computer go TU at about 50K, I had the engine rebuilt at about 65K (backing out of my garage and the timing belt died). The manual says replace it at 105K so I asked the dealership at the 60K service what they thought and they said we've seen some early breakage we recommend changing at 80K.
The Si has been an absolute blast - I thought the Passat was fun but the Si reminds me of my 86 Prelude Si except for the fact it has virtually twice the horsepower and it makes the most wonderful sounds!
#7 of 70 Re: New 2007 VW Jetta GLI Concerns [mhattrup]
Apr 18, 2007 (5:30 am)
congrats on your car! sorry about the vw trouble though! The gli is great too.
#8 of 70 Re: New 2007 VW Jetta GLI Concerns [subaru_man]
May 19, 2007 (2:00 am)
Hey I just bought a 2007 VW gli just a couple days ago! And I love it! It is such a nice ride and the 2.0T engine is great. The turbo has very little lag. It is a very peppy car that also looks great. And how could you not like the hufisen wheels. My car has Pkg 2 and every options but Navi. The inside is really sharp but also has a really sporty look on the outside. If your willing to pay 28K for a car that should be your choice.
#9 of 70 2007 VW GLI
May 19, 2007 (2:06 am)
I am happy to say that I now am the proud owner of a 2007 VW GLI! I just bought it yesterday. And it is black with pkg 2 every option but navi. When I test drove it I fell in love! But I do have a question...I would like to make some upgrades to the car. Like maybe a chip, turbo timer, intake, and new exhaust. Where do you think the best place or site to go on to check this out? Is all this really worth it? And does anyone else have the same love for this car as i do out there?
#10 of 70 Re: New 2007 VW Jetta GLI Concerns [erok22]
May 20, 2007 (1:56 pm)
Whoa! $28 grand for a 4-cylinder compact seems kind of steep. That would buy a LOT of V6 competitors with less questionable quality issues.
Call me prudent if you want, I'm pretty sure I am, but I think I'd take an Accord V6 6-speed with NAVI for around $26k (check the Accord Prices-Paid forum to see the discounts on Accords these days) and pocket $2 grand.