- Feb 28, 2015
My Mazdas been a good car.Yes, after 2012 tensioner is fixed.
I didn’t tell OP to get VW. But this narrative how Euro cars have some ridiculous issues is typical of “how I am going to feel my self better.” I probably had 20 VW’s as personal or business vehicle and all were more reliable that Toyota’s I had, Mazda and Honda. Actually of al vehicles, Toyota and Mazda were the only one that didn’t want to start one morning just like that. Honda Pilot almost left me on the road. When that oil pressure switch dies in the mountains and goes into safe mode, you are struggling. No VW etc. ever dis that.
So, VW has weird issues, but I guess that abysmal issue that Toyota had on 8 speed is what? It happens?
nd those Tiguans you mentioned? Owners neglect!
My 03 k24 accord was great, put 250k plus on it. Only repair was a timing chain at ~150ish, which ****** me off because I considered a chain a never replace item, but it happens.
I kind of trust that VW is better now, but I have a neighbor 1 door down who had hers bought back because they couldn’t fix it and at least 2 people we knew well enough to ask my advice on a very costly repair right out of warranty. I don’t remember what the repairs were (maybe some sort of air pump?) but they put such a bad taste in their mouths that they turned around and sold them. Then (I know people are quicker to complain than to praise) but the VW atlas group I found on Facebook, people are constantly saying the dealer can’t duplicate or fix their problems (stalling, noises, hard shifting, no starts but will randomly start and be fine for days, etc).
I find it hard to want to buy a car that I’ll need to buy a few tools for and can’t even replace my own battery (coding?). Maybe I’m too far from the real world, haven’t been in a dealership since 2013, but that seems wild.
I’m not knocking VW, I went as far as letting my wife consider them and drive them, I just don’t think I can get over those prejudices or assumptions I have of them.