My car's "control module" (read: brain)
malfunctioned about 5 months into my
purchase and I was quickly enmeshed in
the most bitter customer service battle
of my life. The car was cutting out on
hills (a problem in San Francisco) and
I was made to feel like a hysterical
idiot because the dealer (not Lithia)
could not diagnose the problem. They
promised to pay all my rental car costs
(about 5 weeks worth) but only paid for
a fracion in the end. Also: other
cruise control stopped working, window
failed and consistent rattle (from
shoddy finish and the vibration from
the deisel). Also, the felt-type
upholstery is a lint magnet.
The dashboard and the exterior both
look great. The front seats are
comfy. The handling is superb.
VW needs to work on the quality control
at its Brazialian factory where all
American Golf cars are made. Also, the
cavalier attitude of dealer service
departments is apalling. It's been a
year and I never got so much as a card
asking me how the service was.
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