Last post on Dec 20, 2012 at 6:07 PM
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Volkswagen Jetta, Security System, Safety Technology, Sedan
#14 of 17 CR ratings[snortner]
Dec 30, 2011 (1:37 pm)
We all need to be 'careful' when referring to the Consumer Reports ratings. One needs to actually READ what they mean.
For example, when looking at the historical reliability reporting, it is based against the AVERAGE OF ALL VEHICLES OF THAT SAME AGE.
For example, if the average vehicle which is 5-years old have the exhaust-system rust out... then a vehicle rated 'average' will need the exhaust-system to be replaced after 5 years.
It is unfortunate that many folks use the CR ratings and do not even understand what they mean. They just look at the colored-in blobs without understanding the underlying data.
#15 of 17 Reliability??
Mar 26, 2012 (1:30 pm)
Hello all. I'm thinking of purchasing a 2012 GLI but I'm unsure of the reliability record it may have since it's a new vehicle. If anyone here has purchased one, could you please let me know what issues, if any, you have had and how you've liked the car overall so far.
#16 of 17 Re: 2012 gli clutch adjustability? [vwgrrrl]
Nov 29, 2012 (8:57 am)
I bought a 2013 Volkswagen GLI, after a little over 2 months of owning this vehicle; with only 3,100 miles on it. I was told the clutch is burnt out and would most likely be replaced out of pocket until they check the cause. Which I am still waiting to hear back on.
My driving record for the past ten years is above average, no accidents, no burning of previous car clutches or any car parts for that matter. I take great care of any car I own and to have this happen to a brand new car, and be told I would be paying out of pocket when I just spent 25k for it, is very absurd.
This is my first and last vehicle from volkswagen, even if the company turns around out of no where to pay for this new clutch, I am still selling the car back for it's current value.
The manual 2013 GLI to me is not a reliable car if this is going to keep happening with mine.. seeing that I've been without transportation to school and work for almost a week.
#17 of 17 Re: 2012 gli clutch adjustability? [marlboroman2]
Dec 20, 2012 (6:07 pm)
Let me know what they did for you.
We have the same car and, I think the clutch is starting to go as well.
5 months old!