Volkswagen GTI Forums - My Fast GTi banner 2007 Volkswagen GTI 5dr. Road Test Part I, March 6, 2007

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... you might think I'm nuts for wanting to invest in a car of questionable reliability ...
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camoe said:
KGDeAng said:
still a good review, but you always here that slight negative tone when it comes to the reliability issue
As a new VW owner and previous JapCar only driver, I'll admit I have the same reservations. You have to admit that Honda reliability spoils you and many VW mechanics I know warned me prior to my purchase. It's actually a running joke about when my first CEL comes. Honda's may have their own downsides but reliability isn't one of them. After years and years of never worrying about anything car related, it's worrisome to switch. HOWEVER, the GTI is worth whatever problems I may encounter since I'm having so much fun driving it. If this means a few trips to the dealer every once in a's worth it. It will take years for VW to rid itself of reliability issues...get used to it cause it isn't going away.

Including Acura, I have owned 8 Hondas. They may be the best car in the world but they aren't perfect either. They have been having transmission issues for the past several years.
I'll have to wait and see but I can tell you this much: I bought mine on July 1, 2006 and have put 26,000 miles on it, already. Not one problem, not one!

Cars I have bought new prior ot the VW: 1970 Camaro, 1972 Olds 442, 1973 Olds Delta 88 Convertable, 1976 Olds Delta 88, 1977 Mercury Grand Marquis, 1978 Honda Civic, 1978 Honda Accord LX, 1981 Honda Accord, 1983 Honda Civic, 1983 Honda Prelude, 1985 Toyota truck, 1985 Mazda RX-7, 1986 Hyundai, 1987 Hyundai, 1989 Ford T-Bird SC, 1989 Ford Probe, 1994 Lexus ES300, 1995 Chevrolet S-10, 1996 Dodge RAM1500 4x4, 1996 Chrysler Sebring, 1999 Lincoln Navigator, 2000 Acura TL, 2003 Dodge RAM 2500 4x4, 2004 Honda Pilot.

My GTI is the very 1st. vehicle that I haven't been disgusted with after a few months. Not one problem, not one.
The Lexus was a very nice car. A few bugs, but they were fixed by the dealer. Lexus service is the best. Great car but I gave it to my wife when I bought a boat and a truck to pull it with. She traded it on a Chrysler. I have never let her live it down. The Chrysler was junk.
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