Last post on Mar 24, 2010 at 10:23 PM
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Volkswagen GTI, Auto Repair, Hatchback
#15 of 22 Re: Volkswagen GTI: Reliability Experiences [clickclacker]
Dec 24, 2009 (12:40 pm)
I forgot to mention this in my first message. I test drove the GTI twice. The second time it was raining and the GTI's driver side windshield wiper wasn't working. It was moving back and forth, but, it did not clear any rain from the windshield. This was disconcerting and it made me flinch when I thought about VW's build quality. Nevertheless, it was a blast to drive.
#16 of 22 2010 GTI auto transmission problem
Jan 03, 2010 (3:34 pm)
my new 2010 GTI makes noises (rattling) when rpm is around 2500~3000, right before the auto gear is shifted. it is very annoying. is this a common issue? anyone has this problem?
#17 of 22 Re: Volkswagen GTI: Reliability Experiences [shipo]
Jan 04, 2010 (12:02 pm)
It was information that I received from a customer service rep via the VW website. Not sure if the CS Rep knwe what he/she was talking about? But they clearly said that GTI's were manufactured in mexico. I will submit the same question again on their website and see if i receive the same answer from another agent.
#18 of 22 Re: Volkswagen GTI: Reliability Experiences [clickclacker]
Jan 04, 2010 (12:39 pm)
There are several indicators that point to the CSR being wrong.
1) Each and every detailed article on the Mark VI Golf/GTI that I've written indicate that this body style is only being produced in Germany.
2) The Mexico plant is still producing the Mark V Jetta, and unless something has dramatically change, it has absolutely zero tooling to produce any vehicle built off of the Mark VI platform.
3) An article I read a year or so ago indicated that the Mexico plant wasn't scheduled for conversion to the Mark VI tooling until after the 2010 model year, and even then, for the Jetta only.
4) The few Mark VI Golf and GTI models that I've seen in person carry a VIN number that indicates the country of origin is Germany.
#19 of 22 Re: Volkswagen GTI: Reliability Experiences [clickclacker]
Mar 22, 2010 (3:23 pm)
There is one easy way to check the car your looking at...look at the VIN. If it starts with a "3" it was built in Mexico, if it starts with a "W" it was built in Germany.
I just checked my local dealership (they usually list the VIN with the info about the car) and the two 2010 GTIs they have in stock were both built in Germany.
Hope this helps.
#20 of 22 Re: Volkswagen GTI: Reliability Experiences [tolsn]
Mar 24, 2010 (5:59 am)
I wonder if the "W" stands for Wolfsburg...
What does the "3" mean? No, I won't say it.
#21 of 22 Re: Volkswagen GTI: Reliability Experiences [upstatedoc]
Mar 24, 2010 (8:12 am)
Nope, all cars from Germany have a VIN that starts with a "W".
Mar 24, 2010 (10:23 pm)
GTI's are built in Germany; GLI's are built in Mexico.