Last post on Nov 23, 2012 at 5:04 PM
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Volkswagen Jetta, Volkswagen GLI, Car Values, Sedan
#1 of 5 How long has your MKV lasted (Mileage)
Sep 17, 2012 (8:38 pm)
I just hit 80k, and I realized I have no idea when these things begin to fail. I have a 2007 VW GLI.
Obviously, it's going to vary, but I was hoping to get an idea.
#2 of 5 Re: How long has your MKV lasted (Mileage) [vwgli]
Sep 18, 2012 (4:41 pm)
Well over 140K miles on 2003 Jetta TDI.
The front fenders have been repaired under the 12-year/unlimited-miles warrantee a couple times now.
Had to install Catalytic-converter and shocks around 120K miles.
Pulley fell off of the alternator about 3 months ago while on vacation 12 hours from home. VW dealer near Pittsburgh had us in and out within 24-hours. (even though their normal lead-time is about 2-weeks!!)
We plan on keeping this thing for another 100K+ miles.... unless someone else starts selling a 56MPG family-sedan.
#3 of 5 Re: How long has it lasted
Oct 09, 2012 (11:17 am)
1999 Jetta GLS 2.0 automatic trans. 13 years and 275,000 mi and still going. No major repairs on the engine or trans other than timing belts (3) and a coolant pump. Inside I've had many of the cosmetic problems that others have had and had to replace the blower fan.
#4 of 5 Re: How long has your MKV lasted (Mileage) [bpeebles]
Nov 23, 2012 (1:02 pm)
I live near Pittsburgh and noticed that you had a good experience with a mechanic (albeit dealer) in the Pittsburgh area. I was wondering if you could tell me which one it was. I've been searching for a good VW mechanic for a while. One guy who supposedly "specializes" in VW's misdiagnosed a simple problem and ended up costing me a fortune. I'd appreciate it so much if you could pass along the name of the dealer with whom you had a positive experience.
By the way, I have a 2003 VW Jetta GLS with 110,500 miles on it.
Thanks so much,
#5 of 5 VW dealer near Pittsburgh [degarmo]
Nov 23, 2012 (5:04 pm)
You asked about the VW dealership near Pittsburgh which I commented on. It was "Sendell Motors" in Greensburgh.
Keep in mind that my only business with Sendell Motors was when my Jetta TDI needed repairs when I was 600 miles from home. Under those conditions, Sendell Motors worked with me to pre-order the necessary parts and get my Jetta scheduled for repair in a timely manor. It was NOT inexpensive, but under those conditions, while on vacation, I wanted a good-solid fix and lowest cost was not a primary consideration.
As for the "diagnosis", I did that myself and *told* Sendell Motors over the phone what parts to order and what repairs I expected them to do. Hence, I cannot speak for their diagnostic skills.
Bear in mind that normally, at home, I perform most of my own maintenance and very rarely allow anyone else to touch my vehicles.
If you are looking for a VW dealer in your area that has good "reviews", There is a website which can help you decide. There are 100s of 'reviews' for VW/Audi dealerships across the country.