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Old 16 Jul 2008, 10:01 am
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Default i have heard Volkswagen is on a reliability and dependability level Honda and Toyota what do

you guys think? i love cars and study cars im a honda person but i did research could not find any thing want your opions
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Old 16 Jul 2008, 10:16 am
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The feedback I see on cars does not support that general assertion. Check the ratings on autos.msn.com and www.edmunds.com on the individual cars and years. You could of course find the best VW record to beat the worst Honda or Toyota record but, in general, Honda and Toyota still exceed VW's record.Additionally, check Consumer Reports. You will see the VW's have alot of average / below average areas, whereas the Toyotas and Hondas have overwhelmingly better than average scores. This is reflected in the quantity of Hondas and Toyotas getting the RECOMMENDED USED CAR rating from CR vs. the # from VW.































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Old 16 Jul 2008, 10:31 am
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I've never owned, worked on, or even driven a VW, but I have "heard" that VW sets the motors tolerances to tight with the air/fuel mixture and people often times will get a check engine light from it.
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Old 16 Jul 2008, 10:46 am
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I can tell you from my experiences in the car business (well over a decade, 6 years with Honda as an Internet Manager) that what you are saying is mostly untrue.Volkswagen's, while being extremely well engineered, face difficulties due to their overly complex parts, and poor assembly. The various fun little bits and pieces that make up the car are usually very fragile, and the fact that many are built to very poor tolerances in Mexico Volkswagen plants makes them poor on reliability charts.Take a drive in a 100,000 mile Jetta, listen to all the creaks and squeaks, listen to the engine (it inevetably sounds worse then it did when it was new), try to roll down all 4 windows or use the moonroof (likely one or more of these things wont function). Take a drive in a 100,000 mile honda, notice the dash isnt rattling or squeaking at all (extremely high tolerance build quality), notice the engine sounds like it did on day 1, notice everything in the car works like it should.So what I'm saying is, they might BOTH be driving around at 100,000 miles, or even 200,000 miles (because cars these days of ANY brand will likely run to these mileages with proper servicing). However, you will be much happier driving around a high mileage Honda or Toyota then that Volkswagen that sounds/feels like it's going to fall apart at any moment.That said, an old high mileage Volkswagen is likely half the price of an equivalent Honda or Toyota, so you get what you pay for!Hope that helps,Ncinerate
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Old 16 Jul 2008, 11:01 am
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I traded a 2002 VW Golf TDI on a new 2007 Honda Civic in May of '07. The fit and finish of all three cars are about equal in my opinion, when they are new. VW's are capable of a long life, but have much lower reliab. and dependability. My car generated a "check engine" light about every 6 months for several different reasons, each expensive to repair. Honda overcharges for their superior quality and their options are mostly limited to "packages." Toyota is probably the least forward-thinking and stylish of those three companies, but may be the best overall value. Consumer Reports is usually the best source for long-term opinions of owners. Edmunds.com is also a good source for professional opinions of vehicles.
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I like VWs but they have just about the lowest reliability on the planet, with the exception of Hummer.Dig up the CR yearly auto special issue of a few months ago, your library will have it.
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MY cars are old but here goes I have a 96 Jetta with 124 miles and an excelent motor but the transmission just broke and the check engine light and oil light are always on. I tryed and payed to have it fixed but couldnt Oil changes were always expensve and so was everything else because you have to go directly to the DEALER even on the 96 Jetta.My Jetta will be missedMy 92 Honda Accord rattles a little but it has 225 miles and wont quit or leave me anywhere. Never needed any majer repairs.Its cheeper for any repairs and cheeper for oil changes. Parts at any auto store and still good on gassWith that said I just got a 05 honda pilot because of how reliable my 92 accord still IS.
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