I really do. And I speak from experience, having owned several over the past decades. Right now we own two VW products, and both are a pain in the posterior. This morning I was about ready to take a shotgun to my VW Jetta.
The battery in my car is on the fritz, and has been for some time. I just haven’t had a chance to get it fixed. As long as I drive it regularly, it seems to keep a charge, and so has been forgotten. Since I was sick all weekend I didn’t drive it, and thus the battery drained.
Last night was another long night of coughing, but I couldn’t miss work today. So, with very little sleep, I got up and got ready for work. When I got out to my car, of course, it wouldn’t start. When I went to open the hood, the little T-handle came off in my hand. Now the hood wouldn’t open so I could jump start the car. We called AAA, and I took off for the office in Laura’s car.
That’s been the way of this car. Something is always falling off of it. One morning I found a spring under my seat, and was informed by the mechanics that it would cost $600 to put it back. I left it off. I’ve had to replace water pump, oil pump, and transmission, and now it drinks about as much oil as gas. I’m now past the break-even point. Any repairs are likely to be more costly than the car is worth. So, it’s time to look for a new one.
Even with all it’s problems the car has been comfortable and fun to drive. I just wish it had been more reliable.