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Old June 20th, 2019, 19:07   #166
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heh
mine survived until my car was rolling down a hill with the window partially open and the door closed
those window clips didn't stand a chance against 150lbs of bony kid diving through the window to yank the E brake
kinda glad they broke actually, as the window glass was just fine.
How many people do you know that this happened to, why was a boney kid like you chasing a car down a hill with no one in the driver's seat. Doesn't sound too smart to me. Well, it's your story, not mine as I never had an encounter like that.
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Old June 20th, 2019, 20:36   #167
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one better, it was going out the garage door, exact same one someone got smashed to death in when they started a chrysler that was in gear reaching through the window
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Old June 20th, 2019, 23:44   #168
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Still have my 01 golf that i bought new that got me in this mess lol..... still have my 98 lifted beetle.... still have my 04 jetta daily driver...... still have my alh swapped 81 rabbit pickup, and still have a spare alh engine and trans.
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Old June 21st, 2019, 09:36   #169
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You know, I really don't get this "power windows/locks are unreliable" business, that's not been my experience.
My '92 Cherokee (the regular XJ type) has 3 of its original power window mechanisms still working after nearly 30 years. The only one that died was the LF door one, and that was $100 for the part and maybe 2 hours' work to replace it (would have been one hour if I hadn't had to whizz-wheel the rivets off holding it on the door so I could put the new one in with bolts). The others are still working, though the RF one seems to need some lube shot into it, it's starting to get a little slow in places.
As for the TDI? Heck, I never even got the "recall" done, I'm still on the ORIGINAL plastic clips, and all four windows still operate flawlessly. Of course, I've got the sense not to even touch the the window buttons if there's even the slightest chance the windows are frozen, I wait until the car's been generating heat for long enough to ensure they're melted.
Same for the locks on both cars - a little lube now and then, and they all still working.
Am I that much of an anomaly that I simply haven't had much in the way of issues with these?
4 cars in the parking lot right now here at work with "Dent Puller" Suction cups holding at least 1 windows up.
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Old June 21st, 2019, 13:51   #170
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Wow. I had no idea I was such a corner case. Hope I haven't jinxed myself...
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Old June 21st, 2019, 15:19   #171
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Wow. I had no idea I was such a corner case. Hope I haven't jinxed myself...
We have a BMW, Dodge minivan, Pontiac Gran Prick, and a Contour all suction cupped up.
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Old July 4th, 2019, 21:53   #172
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For anyone that has their TDI and even those that don't you're more than welcome to come and attend my fall cruise/gtg on October 19th in Sturgeon Bay, WI. http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=500315
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Old August 13th, 2019, 11:47   #173
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I still have mine, and with only a bit over 150K on it.

My favorite picture from when we lived in Connecticut.

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Old August 13th, 2019, 21:54   #174
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Well, I recently said good-bye to the Beetle that I've had for the last dozen years. The transmission went out, and I just didn't have the time to put into replacing it. A young, Romanian gentleman purchased it as a project car, and I really hope he gets it back on the road, again. It was a bit bittersweet to see it go, but sometimes you just have to let go.
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Old August 14th, 2019, 11:46   #175
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I still have my Mine. 2006 Jetta TDI with DSG
13 Years old, 209K, But I have been shopping around. I need something with a little more space in the back seat for my three kdis.
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