Y'all got any lamps?
- May 19, 2005
- I don't drive, I fly.
That is strange... can't you tell the insurance company to write it off and issue you a check instead? The insurance companies normally want to write off an accident vehicle since it's the easiest option.
So write the car off, buy a new car, move the mods etc (leather seat cover) over to the new car. Job done.
Well, I decided to put my actual car in my profile, knowing it's not something to be proud of. Of course, I could have put something along the lines of: looking at used ferrari/maserati/lamborghini/mclaren/porsche. But I felt the truth was more appropriate.^Don't listen to him, he owns a PT Cruiser.
I love VW's, but they have a long way to go to be on par with the Japanese or even the Americans in terms of reliability. North American VW's tend to be built in Mexico and they tend to be crap, for the most part. Expensive to buy, expensive to run, expensive to repair, and expensive to insure. There are a lot better choices to chose from and you don't have to pay extra for the badge.Go with the 2010 VW Golf VI
Japanese my be more reliable but american cars sure aren't. Here's a good example, PT Cruiser. My mother has one the same year as my mexican bug. The fog lights kept turning on by themselves so she had to have them disconnected but not before they ruined the battery. She also had to pull the overhead lights out because they wouldn't turn off. Then the suspension is totally shot and they have estimated thousands to repair. This car only has like 35k miles on it and it is a total POS. The oil light turns on and off randomly, and now the CEL is on and no one can figure out why because when they check the code it actually doesn't have a meaning. The moonroof got stuck like a year ago too. Those are the things wrong NOW not things that have been fixed in the past either.
The only thing that is wrong with my car is the power top, and that is the first year they made those convertibles so it's obviously going to be buggy. it still works well enough to go up and down by hand so I haven't even bothered getting it fixed.
I told her to by a golf, she is thinking about it. Probably since I spend so much time laughing at how broken her car is. Also add in the fact I am 19, and she is 50. I drive like a rally car driver. I have abused that poor little bug to hell it's amazing it is in one piece. I have thrown it into park when moving for gods sake.
I love VW's, but they have a long way to go to be on par with the Japanese or even the Americans in terms of reliability. North American VW's tend to be built in Mexico and they tend to be crap, for the most part. Expensive to buy, expensive to run, expensive to repair, and expensive to insure. There are a lot better choices to chose from and you don't have to pay extra for the badge.
Now I hang around on VW sites and the most expensive thing that will go wrong when the car is like, not old and falling apart age where no car is reliable is the stupid power windows. Honestly I would be fine with roll up ones anyway. Horror stories happen with all cars, like I said my mom's PT is a crapbox and yours is fine.Well, we all have our experiences then. I've had my PT for 5+ years and the only things I've had to replace on it are tires, oil, and just recently the spark plugs. My car has been flawless otherwise. It doesn't even squeak or rattle. And I don't exactly baby my car either. But I'm not trying to convince anyone to buy a PT, there are much better choices out there.
But I've heard absolute horror stories about Volkswagen's. I really really want a GTi, but I just don't have any faith in them. The whole maintenance thing was such a problem that VW is offering free maintenance for the first 3 years, but it's only for new cars and only for 3 years. If they made it 5 years, I'd be convinced, but 3 years seems like the perfect amount of time before things to start going wrong.
Are you sure about that? GTi's being imported?
If that's true, I may have just found my next car.