what will fall off next...
By last VW? on
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 4dr Sedan
71,000 miles... 4 exhausts, starter
(@26k miles, dealer said was not
surprised.. and wouldn't cover a new
one), altenator (@45k miles, not
covered), power steering pump,
radiator, 3rd set of tires (alignment
does not hold), body molding falls off,
trunk leaks, randomly stalls in the
rain (plugs, wires, dist. cap,
solenoid, etc.. replaced 3 times), AC
unit died, interior lights behind dash
died (~$500 to rip out dash to replace
$3 bulb). This thing is less reliable
then the old land rover I have, and
maintance costs are about the same.
better gas milage then an old rover
with 150k miles. Radio will get loud
enough to drown out exhaust noise next
time it falls off.
Take auto-mechanic class before
attempting to build a car.