USAir767 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 190 posts, RR: 0 Posted (14 years 1 month 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 913 times:
Hi I was just curious how many of you here are are vee-dub fans I personally am a vee-dub freak I currenty drive a 1990 Mexican Spec Golf GL (did not have time to find a German Spec) it has a 1.8L 8 valve motor with the (infamous) Digifant Fuel injection, which sucks because I cant do any engine mods because of the Digifant Injection system. It still is a Honda killer on light to light street races and I love the accelaration and handling. My future planes for my Golf is to get a G60 conversion, G60 clutch, and a motronic CIS injection system that will turn my Golf into a Honda Killer to Camero Killer now all I need is $$$.
Flyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 month 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 905 times:
I have a 2000 Passat. Great car, but its currently in the shop getting a new clutch. Although I drive it pretty hard, I can't seem to think that the clutch is a little less than it should be for the car. I've read that in other VWs they've gone out as early at 10-15k miles.
USAir767 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 190 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 month 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 898 times:
Yes the clutch is a minus on all VW's because of the fact that VW's have a self adjusting clutch that stiffens it up wich means the wear out five times faster than a clutch in any other car. Mine went out at 117K but I put it in my self so it cost me cheap because I work on my own car I dont trust shops plus its a lot funner working on it yourself.
Captaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 54
Reply 9, posted (14 years 1 month 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 838 times:
I love VW's. Might be buying a new one this fall, a new Jetta Wagon TDI most likely.
I have a 1997 Jetta TDI with 156,000 km, and I haven't had to replace the clutch. My dad drives a 2001 Passat 1.8T. Both cars have been extremely trouble free, and they both feel safe and secure even at high speeds. True German cars for reasonable prices.
"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster