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#4545423 - 10/16/17 06:35 PM New Volkswagen warranty
marine65 Offline

Registered: 11/27/14
Posts: 451
Loc: 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 192K miles
2010 Hyundai Elantra 84K miles

#4545454 - 10/16/17 06:58 PM Re: New Volkswagen warranty [Re: marine65]
Pajero Offline

Registered: 05/05/12
Posts: 846
Loc: 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.



Always remember "Planned obsolescence."

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#4545461 - 10/16/17 07:01 PM Re: New Volkswagen warranty [Re: marine65]
JHZR2 Offline

Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 41775
Loc: 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?!?

#4545468 - 10/16/17 07:04 PM Re: New Volkswagen warranty [Re: marine65]
wemay Offline

Registered: 04/04/12
Posts: 8868
Loc: Southeast Florida
VWs are selling well without the new warranty.
2017 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.4L
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T

#4545493 - 10/16/17 07:37 PM Re: New Volkswagen warranty [Re: marine65]
StevieC Offline

Registered: 08/21/08
Posts: 17116
Loc: Ontario, Canada
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.
'15 Dodge Journey - 90,000 KM's - SSO 5w20
'06 Hyundai Santa Fe - 535,000km - SSO 0w30 (R.I.P)

#4545508 - 10/16/17 07:51 PM Re: New Volkswagen warranty [Re: marine65]
Quattro Pete Offline

Registered: 10/30/02
Posts: 35856
Loc: Great Lakes
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...
'02 530i (Edge 0W-40)
'15 Q5 3.0T (Edge 5W-40)
'18 Charger SRT (FF)

#4545514 - 10/16/17 07:58 PM Re: New Volkswagen warranty [Re: marine65]
KCJeep Offline

Registered: 06/30/11
Posts: 6998
Loc: Mahzurrah!
Looked at Passats several times and I thought they were the "". 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.
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00 Chevy Lumina 195k - Supertech FS HM 5w30
04 Jeep Grand Cherokee gone but not forgotten...

#4545530 - 10/16/17 08:15 PM Re: New Volkswagen warranty [Re: marine65]
Mr Nice Offline

Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 21191
Loc: 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.

#4545531 - 10/16/17 08:17 PM Re: New Volkswagen warranty [Re: marine65]
cpayne5 Offline

Registered: 12/28/05
Posts: 605
Loc: 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.

#4545562 - 10/16/17 08:47 PM Re: New Volkswagen warranty [Re: marine65]
Vern_in_IL Offline

Registered: 06/25/14
Posts: 1884
Loc: IL
Never saw the attraction to VW's.... unless you really wanted a diesel.

#4545573 - 10/16/17 08:51 PM Re: New Volkswagen warranty [Re: marine65]
Miller88 Offline

Registered: 04/09/08
Posts: 12703
Loc: 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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#4545586 - 10/16/17 08:57 PM Re: New Volkswagen warranty [Re: marine65]
Dohc98vteC Offline

Registered: 08/09/06
Posts: 196
Loc: 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

#4545846 - 10/17/17 06:38 AM Re: New Volkswagen warranty [Re: marine65]
pbm Offline

Registered: 04/19/04
Posts: 7600
Loc: 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'

#4545861 - 10/17/17 07:00 AM Re: New Volkswagen warranty [Re: marine65]
Hounds Offline

Registered: 03/19/09
Posts: 518
Loc: 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.

#4545878 - 10/17/17 07:22 AM Re: New Volkswagen warranty [Re: marine65]
CincyDavid Offline

Registered: 03/03/16
Posts: 706
Loc: 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.
06 Kia Sportage EX greenish gold(ugliest color ever)
14 Honda Accord LX metallic black
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