VW / AUDI wiring problems?

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  1. wop

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    I was going to get a 2003 GTi... but decided to get another impreza.

    my GF wants a GTi or the new A3, but her family mechanic* told her to be be wiry cause the VW / AUDI line has a lot of problems in the long run (60k and above)... mainly the wiring... he may have mentioned more but she didn't say...

    so are there issues with VW's / AUDI's build quality? what are some common problems?

    TIA

    *the mechanic seem like a stand up guy, never really screwed them or anything...
     
  2. FryingPan

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    Well, as a generalization, I can't think of any Euro with a flawless track record as far as the electrical system goes. My friend's Volvo goes through fuses, bulbs, wires and circuit boards like crazy. I know that VW's and BMW's and the like aren't exactly perfect either. I guess it's just one of those things you should learn to deal with I suppose.
     
  3. wop

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    I see, thanks...

    anyone else?
     
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    No problems with any of the Audis we've owned.

    He might have just had a bad batch. How does wiring become a problem after a certain mileage... electric parts aren't anything like mechanical, they either work or don't.
     
  5. sonicyouth

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    I have experienced electrical problems with all vehicles I have owned - including German cars.
     
  6. Laser Red

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    im at 50k with my S4 and the only electrical related thing I've had go south was the battery. and that was replaced under warranty.
     
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    its an old stigma that dies hard. no doubt the coilpacks and window reg problems have added to the problem as those were serious problems. however aside from those two, which have been fixed now, i can't think of anything else. the current VW and Audi lineup is nothing like the previous VWs to me. they're just a different animal now with far better quality. i sit in a friend's 96 jetta and it scares me how different they are.
     
  8. wop

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    true, that's what I was thinking...

    thanks a lot guys... valid input is great
     
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    My 60k mileage 2001 Audi (yeah, insane, I know) is electrically perfect. No problems. The only warranty repair this car has had is front sidemarkers coming loose.
     
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    nice fuckin avatar dude lol

    my vw is ok with the electrical crap

    a couple fuses have burned out, one of which was essential to starting my car

    when my drivers door is open, it doesnt make a ding ding ding noise, same with if i leave my lights on. sucks, i know.
     
  11. wop

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    thanks ;)

    what car do you have?
     
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    I was thinking about getting an Audi, but people keep saying they are bad quality cars, too expensive to fix.
    I want one anyway.:big grin:
     
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    Definately NOT bad quality, but definately expensive to fix. :down:
     
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    I believe this is true for ALL European cars.

    However Audi has one of the best warranties by far. For the first four years of ownership, all you pay for is gas and rubber.

    //edit - Saying this after owning both a VW and an Audi - both awesome cars
     
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    only problems i have ran across were already mentioned. Now if you were talking a pre-92 vw, then i could go on forever. But the newer vw's are not to bad wiring wise. Coil packs are the main problem.
     

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