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Old 01-21-2020, 01:44 PM   #51
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Originally Posted by dwf137 View Post
I've been finding quite a few dc2's that are in workable shape. They were basically just used as a daily driver for someone. Not really well taken care of - peeling paint, worn leather, etc. but still runs and no rust (gotta love pnw). I'd rather take something like that than something that was a bit better taken care of visually but beat on by someone. There's one in my neighborhood that doesn't seem to be driven often, I've debated knocking on their door and asking if they'd sell. A k20 in a dc2 sounds like a freaking blast. Might even keep the ugly headlights just so it doesn't gain too much attention from thieves.

Not actively searching right now, but will be in a few months. I'm looking at used 2019's right now, so I'm not sure an outside mechanic is going to catch much. I'm mostly concerned that the thing might have been on the verge of being a lemon, and that's why it got traded in. VW Atlas is the front runner right now. I've found a few used ones on more luxury car dealer lots, and I'd lean towards that, because they probably just traded in for something more luxury, rather than trading for something similar that was more reliable...
I could be wrong but I think the Atlas and Tiguan is what lowered VWs reliability rating.
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Old 01-21-2020, 02:23 PM   #52
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Ironic my Tiguan has been the most reliable new purchase vehicle I've owned at this mileage. More reliable than my Corolla.

I'd get the 3 row Tiguan and skip the Atlas. Oh wait, I did.
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Old 01-21-2020, 02:37 PM   #53
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Originally Posted by godfather2112 View Post
I could be wrong but I think the Atlas and Tiguan is what lowered VWs reliability rating.
reliability or not, it might have to do with trust in the company as a whole.

Ne car sales could also be hampered by their average prices. High new prices are a good reason to go with a cheaper, CPO car, as you get most of the benefits of new, but without the sticker shock.

Sure, VWs aren't known for the perceived reliability; however, I proudly owned a 2004 VW GTI (2-door hatch) for 15 years without a hint of unreliability. I bought it when they (VW) only offered the 4 yr/48k mile warranty.

was 2004 the best year of the GTI, no. it was soft and its econo roots showed through, but it was an easy car to drive, own, maintain. The 1.8t AWP (180 hp) engine didn't give me any issues other than regular maintenance. All items replaced were because I chose too, or it was standard wear, like brakes and suspension.

Sure, VW cars, both recent and past, can give the impression of being unreliable, but is it really a reliability issue, or is it just a failed part or improperly working part that is the culprit, say like a window switch or temp sensor? To me, unreliable is a non-functioning, stranded somewhere without warning condition.

I know, as of late, the big panoramic roofs on the Wagons and SUVs leak. I believe the issue was traced to a manufacturing/construction defect in the roof design allowing water to enter the cabin from up top. One reason I sought a VW without a big ol' .sunroof

I would be in a (2019) VW Alltrack-S right now if the two local dealers to me had the product I wanted in stock and/or showed the slightest interest of ordering one for me since it wasn't available w/in a 200+ mile radius. I thought about a new GTI to replace the old GTI, but as nice as the new GTI felt, it didn't feel as raw as I thought it needed to be...oh well, life moves on
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Old 01-21-2020, 04:54 PM   #54
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Originally Posted by godfather2112 View Post
I could be wrong but I think the Atlas and Tiguan is what lowered VW’s reliability rating.
Atlas and Tiguan were brand new models in 2018. 1st model year cars always suck. Never buy one. That's why I'm looking at 2019's, and also interested in finding out what amount of warranty work was completed...
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