Is Volkswagen Reliability a Problem, or Just Perception? ~ Audio Podcast Episode 16

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Is Volkswagen Reliability a Problem, or Just Perception? ~ Audio Podcast Episode 16

Do you think your VW is reliable? This is a question that I get a lot. “Should I buy a VW” “Are they good cars”. And while I would love to say flat out YES, I usually answer it with “it depends. Taking care of a car is a lot more work them people want to spend. This means many cars are poorly maintained. Owning a poorly maintained VW is not a good choice. Yet many VW are perfectly reliable after 157k miles.

I want this show to get you thinking about issues in a larger space. Look beyond that $1000 bill you just had to pay and evaluate the problems free of emotions.

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On today’s automotive podcast we talk about:

  • Why this topic came back up
  • VW ranks 5 from the bottom on J.D. Power
  • Why I “promote” VW as a brand? I DON’T!
  • My affinity for the brand
  • VW are not the right car for everyone
  • What fuels the problems car manufacturers have
  • Buy what you like, and expect problems
  • The story about my CR-V
  • A salesman wants you to by their brand
  • We can substitute VW for any other car brand
  • and more

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1 reply
  1. stephan emiliani
    stephan emiliani says:

    I have a 2015 Tiguan that develop two li leaks. One from the camshaft girdle seal and the rear main seal. I am a little disappointed that after 12,000 miles I have these problems. It was covered under warranty and I wasn’t charged anything for the fix. Im still happy with the TIG but also a little disappointed.


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