Originally Posted by nels0300
Compared to most other makes, you don't need to search very hard to find dirt on VWs, just go to an owners forum and read for about 5 minutes. Every time I'm in the market for a car, I think about a VW, think they've gotten better, but they don't seem to get better!
I really wish they weren't like that. I would love to have a GTI.
VW would absolutely clean house if they could shed their well deserved poor reliability reputation. They look nice and they drive nice, better than most of their competition.
And while you may or may not be right about the chances of getting headache VW, some people, like myself, are worry warts.
I just know if I had a VW, running great, with no issues, I'd still be thinking, "OK, when and what is going to break on this thing". Piece of mind is a big part of the ownership experience to me.
Sure, but someone is going to google Subaru Impreza problems and find a thread with over a thousand posts about the incredible oil consumption problem, and perhaps be dissuaded even though all evidence so far shows it affects less than 1% of the cars.
I would have loved a VW, always wanted one, but the Subaru is my new brand -- if only because I plan on driving this car into the ground, and at ~10,000 miles a year that is going to take a long, long, time.