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You are in the Volkswagen Jetta
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Volkswagen Jetta, Honda Civic
#41 of 70 Re: New 2007 VW Jetta GLI Concerns [themistocles]
Jul 11, 2007 (1:00 pm)
lol dont have to take it personal
None taken. The point I made can be applied to any vehicle, not just VWs or Hondas.
#42 of 70 Re: New 2007 VW Jetta GLI Concerns [600kgolfgt]
Jul 12, 2007 (9:08 am)
#43 of 70 Re: Report on my 06 GLI [chris_tx]
Aug 17, 2007 (5:22 am)
Isn't that a Mexican pedigree? I'd say the Si wins in that category, as well as my Marysville, OH. LX for that matter.
#44 of 70 $5110 or 21.6% of an Si
Aug 17, 2007 (5:40 am)
Just took a quick look at MSRP of an Si with nav and a GLI with nav and sunroof option and got $23,635 for the Si and $28,745 for the GLI. There could be other options the GLI requires to match the Si equipment but those are the biggies I saw immediately. I realize the final negotiated pricing will be different but that's the only meaningful starting point for comparison.
I think the GLI is a great looking car and I'm sure it's a lot of fun with the current engine. I just don't know that it's 20% more fun than the Si and doubt it's 20% more reliable. I looked at VW's and also considered the Si before being sensible (for me in my specific requirements) and choosing my LX.
#45 of 70 Re: Report on my 06 GLI [k5ldb]
Aug 17, 2007 (8:35 am)
what is this suppossed to mean?
aside from american built hondas, our country is not exaclty known for turning out the most reliable OR well built automobiles.
mexican made vw's are exactly the poster child for reliabiltiy either, but at least the interior is nice.
the jetta is the only vw made in mexico. the rabbit and gti are both built in woflsburg, with the rabbits engine being sourced from mexico.
#46 of 70 just a statement of fact
Aug 17, 2007 (8:45 am)
It means the particular car in question doesn't have a Wolfsburg heritage it has a Mexican heritage. Nothing more, nothing less. I suspect it could be argued that my car would have a better heritage if it were from Japan than from Marysville.
#47 of 70 Re: just a statement of fact [k5ldb]
Aug 17, 2007 (8:51 am)
it has some wolfsburgian components...but i do agree about the japanese heritage thing.
at any rate, i think it has more to do with the company in question than the actual place of build. a honda will be great no matter where its built, wheras with vw, it actually does resonate a bit more to have a german built one.(i've had no problems with mine, and i had no real problems with my ohio made civic either.)
#48 of 70 close but maybe not equal
Aug 17, 2007 (9:01 am)
I do believe a Marysville Civic is probably just about equal to a Japanese Honda but there's probably a little difference. I believe there is a measurably greater difference between a Wolfsburg VW and a Mexican VW. No offense to anyone, just my perception.
#49 of 70 Re: close but maybe not equal [k5ldb]
Aug 17, 2007 (9:38 am)
#50 of 70 Re: close but maybe not equal [k5ldb]
Aug 17, 2007 (11:22 am)
No offense to anyone, just my perception.
So just what is this "perception" of yours based on...since it supposedly not based on anything offensive?