Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by SalRanger2, Sep 16, 2012.
RUN RUN RUN from the VW...my dads 05 passat was a money pit
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was it a tdi? if not then i can see why, the 1.8t and 2.0 vw suck, but the diesels are strong and will last
actually VW came out with a new diesel design in the mid 2000s and they are no where near as reliable. Stay away from the 2L, the 1.8Lt and the 2.5L 5cyl
i know i had an 03 tdi it wasnt as reliable but it was still more reliable then then the gas motors
yea my dads was a 1.8T and 5spd....it had 130K on it and the motor still ran strong, same with the trans...it was everything else that was going wrong haha
my brother had an 02 jetta 1.8t and the motor and trans kept ****ing up, but yeah basicly anything newer then the mk2 have random problems that keep popping up, both all 3 of my mk1 never had a problem and they all had over 200,000 miles, only thing i had to fix was minor stuff like the radio and easy stuff, and my mk2 had 250,000 on it and only thing i had to do was tweek the suspension and replace the break lines because it sat for a few before i bought it
the main thing with my dads VW was preventative maintence was expensive as hell, and electrical issues
yeah thats where they get you is you have to bring them to a specialized garage which means it will cost an arm and a leg, and the electrical issues doesnt sound normal on the 05s, and like i said the mk1 and mk2 are the easiest to work on that you can basicly do everything yourself
well idk if id want a vw then ha.. something cheap to run and reliable. but with something foreign like a newer vw theyre probably expensive parts wise right?
anybody know much about the acura rsx? i like the newer ones they look cool. oh and the vehicle id buy would need to be newer than what ive got so in the 2000s
i heard that mid 2000s hondas are fairly good
yea same here. a family member of mine has a 03 toyota corolla that hes had since new and now has 150k miles and hasnt put any money into really. i just hate driving it lol looks gay and is akward fit with the seat. but reliable none the less
if you want a good reliable car for a DD hard to beat a camry or corolla
I vote for this, These tucsons are rated as one the most reliable (not SUVs but cars entirely) of the 2000s era. Get one with the 2L FWD and a manual and they dont break down apparently. They are quite comfortable, the interior is nice for what it is and they are quite economical.
it has 72,000 miles
Ask Clinton about one lol he has one
yea youre probably right just stick to one of them maybe
nice! i think i remember seeing pics of his actually. what kind of fuel mileage do they get?
anybody know if it would be the same to insure say a 2 door civic versus a 4 door? (liability) just curious if it would be different
Older trucks are sweet and a mid 60s would be nice, 61-65 are good too.
Me I would go for an F-1, a 1952, to me one of the nicest Ford build, maybe a 56 would fit in there too.
They had a 1952 on Mechum’s Auction the other day, an older auction, frame off restore with a flathead V8, really nice and although a lot of money it sold for $22K. When you consider the restore and it was painted BLACK, so the body has to be really straight, the 22K is short cash.
Good luck on the search.
Oh ya… diesel engines, stick to a newer design, like the VW version (as stated earlier) the technology and fuel milage is FAR better.
yea ive got a soft spot for old ford trucks, ill probably end up just getting what i can (mid to late 60s hopefully) for a good price someday. not set on a specific year which will help find something.
thanks man thats good to know
well depends on the engine and driven wheels combo.
A manual 2L fwd will get about 30 MPG
an auto about 28 MPG
i'd avoid a 2.7L v6 since they have serious engine sludge issues (unless they were taken care of, lots of owners report having issues at about 70,000 miles with the 2.7)
no where I am any honda sedan is expensive to insure, especially a 2 door civic. Some people report paying $4,000-$5,000 a year in insurance for a civic (depending on history, ***e, experience age). 4 doors are in the $2,500-4,000 range but this varies on the cars year, model, trim, vtec or not, etc.
You' be better off getting either an accent with the 1.6L, an Elantra with the 2L or a Corolla with the 1.8L or an echo/yaris with the 1.5L. They offer great reliability without the cost of insurance a Honda Civic Rice box has to offer.
wow why are they so expensive?? thats more than my truck!
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