- Apr 2, 2007
- No, sleep, till, BROOKLYN
- 11 Xterra Pro-4x, 12 'stang GT
Exactly. Do you have actual factual statistics (no "my radio doesn't work like I want it to, this car sucks" or "I know like 17, count 'em', 17, Volkswagen owners. They've given them nothing but trouble")? Volkswagens have been quite popular in warmer climes (South Africa, Brazil), so maybe it isn't even about the environmental conditions.
I never said that the problem is heat, different duty cycles, different environment (like more dusty for example), different fuel additives. Also didn't we have someone from South America post upthread that even Brazil made VWs have issues there?
Sure that can explain why *new* ones aren't running around. What it doesn't explain is where all the old ones? Subaru didn't have a huge market share here in the 90s yet I see a lot of their 90s models still chugging along, despite all the HG issues their infamous for. I see other Japanese marques all the time as well and I mean older stuff not only brand new, what I don't see is a whole lot of older Germans. About the only German cars older than about 10 years I see with any kind of regularity are BMWs though I usually see them parked rarely driving (not saying they are broken but just my observation).And you not seeing VWs on the road? Well of course you don't if they only have like 6% market share..