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vws are money pits
By mdgiff1 on
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1996 Volkswagen GTI 2dr Hatchback
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i have owned my gti 4cyl for about 3 years. I have slowly watched it detereorate. ABS suddenly stopped working dash accessory lights blink or short out. Coolant and power steering won't stop leaking despite repairs. Can't drive 30 miles in the rain without it breaking down at least twice, despite repairs. Repairs are COSTLY! I can't even change my own spark plugs or wires due to design. It has about 113,000 mi and I can't wait to get rid of it. Consider this a warning to anyone considering buying one of these.
Favorite Features
It is fun to drive in dry weather. Surprising passenger room front and back.
Suggested Improvements
plan for rain when designing a car! Make simple repairs possible for owner. Eliminate that turning knob that reclines the seat back.
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