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#38 of 57 Re: $200 for a thermostat? [steve_]
May 24, 2007 (11:21 am)
If you're not going for a Passat a Legacy isn't a bad alternative. They drive more German than Japanese. A lot of fun. I'd own one now but bet wring on how much my kids would grow.
The Legacy isn't as big. I figured they'd top out about my height but they are around 5'1". Who knew?
#39 of 57 Re: $200 for a thermostat? [fezo]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
May 24, 2007 (12:07 pm)
Guess I should have mentioned she wound up with a Forester.
"Just like mine."
Then I had to tell her that mine was an Outback.
#40 of 57 Re: $200 for a thermostat? [steve_]
May 24, 2007 (12:41 pm)
Well, she was close anyway.....
#41 of 57 Re: $200 for a thermostat? [boaz47]
May 24, 2007 (4:54 pm)
VW takes it to a whole new level, which is what turns me off. Not only do they have lots of problems, but sometimes even AT THE DEALER, even UNDER WARRANTY, your car cannot be repaired! That was the case at first for all those poor folks with failing ignition coils a few years ago, for instance. Can you imagine being without your car for six weeks or more waiting on a fix, then waiting on the parts pipeline to fill up?? It blows my mind that people will put up with that, regardless of how great the car itself is.
Needing lots of warranty service is one thing, having unserviceable problems is quite another.
#42 of 57 Re: $200 for a thermostat? [nippononly]
May 24, 2007 (5:01 pm)
Our service advisor for our land Rover store is having that problem now. Our VW dealer cannot fix his car. They have tried over and over and they just can't fix it.
#43 of 57 Thanks, boys
May 24, 2007 (6:46 pm)
For reminding me. No VW. No VW....
#44 of 57 Re: $200 for a thermostat? [nippononly]
May 26, 2007 (4:15 pm)
Sounds typical for VW service and parts. And that is the shame of it. I like the look and the way some of the VWs drive but I see a sign that says service and parts next to the car lot and I get panicky.
Oct 07, 2007 (8:30 pm)
Any recent new info on the much anticipated 09' Passat ?????
#46 of 57 Re: Whats the future of Volkswagen, looking like here in the U.S. ? [rockyl
Oct 27, 2007 (7:02 pm)
I'm having a challenge finding a used automatic Tdi Jetta wagon, preferably '04, anywhere remotely close to San Diego. Do you have any suggestions or leads?