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New Volkswagen warranty #4545423
10/16/17 05:35 PM
10/16/17 05:35 PM
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Denver
marine65 Offline OP
marine65  Offline OP
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Denver
I saw a commercial for Volkswagen last night.
6 years/72K miles bumper to bumper.
That's impressive.

Is this a desperate attempt to sell cars after the recent emissions scandal?
Seems like it to me.
If only their vehicles were not so plain jane boring.
I could be tempted.


2006 Nissan Sentra 195K miles
2010 Hyundai Elantra 85K miles
Re: New Volkswagen warranty [Re: marine65] #4545454
10/16/17 05:58 PM
10/16/17 05:58 PM
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Rio Rancho, NM
Pajero Offline
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Rio Rancho, NM
I drove a Passat last year. One of the best vehicles I've ever drove. It didn't look great, but the handling was exemplary. Enough that I am very interested in purchasing one, but I want a turbo diesel. The forward collision saved me from a crash. Someone told me that he gets 49MPG in the TDI on highway. However; VW haven't mitigated the pollution issues.

I suggest renting one for a few days. That's what my brother does.



Respectfully,

Pajero!





Always remember "Planned obsolescence."

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Re: New Volkswagen warranty [Re: marine65] #4545461
10/16/17 06:01 PM
10/16/17 06:01 PM
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New Jersey
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New Jersey
That is impressive. Seems they think they need to regain trust. Id buy a very again, but a diesel. How's that for wanting their product?!?

Re: New Volkswagen warranty [Re: marine65] #4545468
10/16/17 06:04 PM
10/16/17 06:04 PM
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Kendall, FL
wemay Offline
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Kendall, FL
VWs are selling well without the new warranty.


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Re: New Volkswagen warranty [Re: marine65] #4545493
10/16/17 06:37 PM
10/16/17 06:37 PM
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ON, Canada eh?
StevieC Offline
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ON, Canada eh?
I think it's part the scandal and also partly that with the Koreans undercutting everyone on price and offering long warranties of 100,000. It has been stealing their "value" market share.


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'06 Santa Fe - 535,000km AMSOIL SS 0w30 / ATF
Re: New Volkswagen warranty [Re: marine65] #4545508
10/16/17 06:51 PM
10/16/17 06:51 PM
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Great Lakes
Quattro Pete Offline
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Originally Posted By: marine65

If only their vehicles were not so plain jane boring.
I could be tempted.

So you find your sentra and elantra less boring than a Golf?

Btw, here is a recent discussion on this...
https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/4531185/VW_6_yr_warranty#Post4531185


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Re: New Volkswagen warranty [Re: marine65] #4545514
10/16/17 06:58 PM
10/16/17 06:58 PM
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Mahzurrah!
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Mahzurrah!
Looked at Passats several times and I thought they were the "bomb.com". I was amazed at how much you got for the asking price and it was a great driving car. Was very close to pulling the trigger but in the end cheaped out and bought the Lincoln used for less than half the price.

Still want the Passat although I am hardly suffering in the Lincoln.

My dealer seemed to be having no trouble moving cars. Not everyone cares about the "scandal". Lots of VW faithful will stay so, and I for one kinda admire that they gave the EPA the bird. I doubt I am the only one. The industry is way over regulated.


2018 VW Passat GT VR6 - 1k - New FF
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Re: New Volkswagen warranty [Re: marine65] #4545530
10/16/17 07:15 PM
10/16/17 07:15 PM
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Orlando, FL
Mr Nice Offline
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Orlando, FL
Most Americans don't care about emissions scandal, they have a short memory.

I do agree with other poster about other manufacturers having a 100K warranty.

Re: New Volkswagen warranty [Re: marine65] #4545531
10/16/17 07:17 PM
10/16/17 07:17 PM
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Virginia
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Virginia
We loved our TDI Passat 6MT. It handled well for a big car, but that's about all the handling praise I can throw its way. The stability nanny was a bit intrusive at times (let me have a little fun, doggone it!).

VW came calling and wrote us a fat check for a 4 year old car with 60k miles, so there was really only one option.

Thought about picking up a new Jetta TSI last month, but didn't pull the trigger. There are some smoking deals out there on them.

Re: New Volkswagen warranty [Re: marine65] #4545562
10/16/17 07:47 PM
10/16/17 07:47 PM
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IL
Vern_in_IL Offline
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IL
Never saw the attraction to VW's.... unless you really wanted a diesel.

Re: New Volkswagen warranty [Re: marine65] #4545573
10/16/17 07:51 PM
10/16/17 07:51 PM
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Onondaga County
Miller88 Offline
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Onondaga County
I'm looking for a manual transmission station wagon. I don't have many options.

I was looking closely at the Jetta ... Golf ... wagon. I had tried to put past VW reputation aside. Unfortunately, it seems that they use the exact same gearing in the 5 speed as my Focus has. Too bad as I really like it!


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Re: New Volkswagen warranty [Re: marine65] #4545586
10/16/17 07:57 PM
10/16/17 07:57 PM
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Ohiuh
Dohc98vteC Offline
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Ohiuh
They are on my list, and I was seriously considering buying a 2016 CPO Passat earlier this year. I am sure if I drove it I would be a lot closer if it hadn't been for the deductibles. It looks like their new warranty does not have any deductibles.


2018 Elantra Sport - Pennzoil Platinum 5W-30
Re: New Volkswagen warranty [Re: marine65] #4545846
10/17/17 05:38 AM
10/17/17 05:38 AM
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New York
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New York
I was looking at a new Passat with the 1.8T (not a diesel guy) until I saw that motor has issues with main seal leaking. VW makes some nice cars but reliability seems low and part prices seem high.


'Journalism is Dead'
Re: New Volkswagen warranty [Re: marine65] #4545861
10/17/17 06:00 AM
10/17/17 06:00 AM
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Posts: 542
Hither & Yon
Hounds Offline
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Hither & Yon
IMHO, 'tis much better to focus on the product rather than the length of the warranty. Or, to put it in more practical terms vis--vis V-Dub's new warranty, is there any real advantage in knowing you now have the potential for sitting around in a customer waiting room drinking bad coffee for six years rather than five (the length of the prior warranty for the mechanical bits)?

Now, lest you think I'm being critical of Volkswagen, I'm not. If you want to go reasonable quick in a well-manufactured automobile (IMHO, of course) in near invisibility -- which some of us consider a real plus -- it's hard to beat a V-Dub GTI Sport for, say, $25k all in.

Re: New Volkswagen warranty [Re: marine65] #4545878
10/17/17 06:22 AM
10/17/17 06:22 AM
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Cincinnati, OH USA
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Cincinnati, OH USA
I leased a '17 Jetta 1.4t and it's been flawless so far. The reality is, it only has to be flawless for 3 years in my case, and chances are, it will be. My dealer is also a VW-Audi-Jaguar-Range Rover-Porsche store, so I get treated much better than I would expect to at a "normal" standalone VW store.

I think the 1.4t is tuned to behave a lot like a tdi without the diesel headaches, I get 42-44MPG on all highway runs at 78 MPH with the a/c blasting, low to mid 30s in the city. It has lots of low RPM torque and runs out of breath at higher RPMs just like a diesel. Anyone who has driven an 80s era BMW with the "eta" version of the M20 inline six will understand...that engine was tuned to mimic the BMW M21 turbodiesel that they used in the 524td and some Lincolns...lots of torque, low redline, not real eager to rev.


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14 Honda Accord LX metallic black
17 VW Jetta SE black
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