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Thread: Thinking of getting rid of the Golf

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    Thinking of getting rid of the Golf

    Dont know wether its just mine but seems its just one thing after another with my GTi.
    But its got to the point now where im thinking of getting rid.

    Last November i went get some new tyres on and a wheel alignment only to be told the exhaust had split down the centre in several places. The result needing to replace the system.

    Last Monday i took it to have the bottom arm console bushes replaced at BVR, only to be shown the blistering paint and corrosion on the drivers side front arch. Luckily VW are doing this under the body warranty.

    Then today i took it into VW for an Coil pack recall, i thought great 4 new coils replaced FOC. Only to be told after a general check while in that one of the rear springs is broke

    wtf is going on

    how much more is going to fail




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    Re: Thinking of getting rid of the Golf

    its a car... its not meant to run forever... a 6yr old car will have some issues...

    within 2 months I had to replace the clutch and flywheel and the air-con compressor....

    its just general ware and tare... if it was a full replacement engine then yeah I'd think about getting rid...

    but come on... a spring and exhaust???


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    Re: Thinking of getting rid of the Golf

    Just ware and tare like Jon says.
    Our Leon is only 6 years old with 64k on the clock. So far its had a clutch (needs another now), a turbo, coolent temp sensor, the exhaust welded back up cos the hangers split, the boost pipes blew off, new brakes all round along with normal service bits and bobs like a cam belt etc. Had new tyres all round which now need replacing, the rear axel bushes need doing and now the air bag light is on...... WTF.

    New cars aint built as good as old ones as they are built to super tight financial restrictions so parts reed replacing sooner rather than later.
    My brother in-law was an MOT tester and he was always failing 3 year old cars dues to crappy rubber used in bushes and thin cheap steel for exhauste etc.
    Just the joy of owning a car.
    Arch gap is like a lady garden...the more fingers you can fit in the worse it is

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    Re: Thinking of getting rid of the Golf

    probably just me used to running reliable jap cars then



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    Re: Thinking of getting rid of the Golf

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    probably just me used to running reliable jap cars then
    VW's tag line used to be "If only everything in life was as reliable as a Volkswagen"..........they havent used it for years cos its bolox.....lol
    Arch gap is like a lady garden...the more fingers you can fit in the worse it is

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    Re: Thinking of getting rid of the Golf

    Quote Originally Posted by Dubbernut View Post
    VW's tag line used to be "If only everything in life was as reliable as a Volkswagen"..........they havent used it for years cos its bolox.....lol
    Can say this for my mk4 1.8t, been a really solid car since i owned it.

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    Re: Thinking of getting rid of the Golf

    Quote Originally Posted by Dubbernut View Post
    VW's tag line used to be "If only everything in life was as reliable as a Volkswagen"..........they havent used it for years cos its bolox.....lol
    lol how true Matt!
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