The reason that I choose to take my car to a dealership for service is because I am not able to do the work myself and I want someone that is factory trained to do the work, not some "guru" that has no visible proof of training. I get my service done at the same dealership where I bought the car from because although they are high priced the service department is reliable and reputable. I do not have to wonder if the service was done correctly or if someone that does not have training has messed with my car.
Now, look in the mirror for that tinfoil hat... you're wearing it.
Don't think I've ever felt like a bigger D-bag before tho. Now as for dealers I've found myself one I'm not afraid of, that is if I can't fix it myself, now I'm not afraid of any internal combustion engine (excluding a Wankle rotary). Diesel is my daily job, albeit I'm used to diesels of very large size, not these itybity things. So no real worries as long as I've got the service manual.No problem at all. I never made it known why I could not do it until just now. You have no fault.
The actual time that it takes to do an oil change is about 15 minutes. $100.00 for 15 minutes work is excessive.
That may be the case where you live. However, I have nothing bad to say about my dealership. I will even tell you who they are. I use Chaplin's VW Subaru in Bellevue, WA. I don't think that they would mind the plug and I hope that I have not violated any club rules but they do deserve honorable mention. I am not saying that they are perfect all the time but when I did have any issues with them they made it right. I might add that they bend over backwards to please the customer, if the customer is reasonable with them. I could also tell you of two other VW dealers in Western Washington that I could not say something good about so I will just not say anything at all about them.
Pretty sure it is not direct injected, at least not the 1.4.The 1.4L turbo in the Cruze is direct injection? I thought it wasn't. Regardless, 138 hp and 148 lb-ft isn't bad.
Port, direct...who cares.Pretty sure it is not direct injected, at least not the 1.4.
See here from http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1044342_2011-chevrolet-cruze-1-4t-isnt-quite-an-ecoboost-rival: "As for why GM didn't opt to install direct injection in the U.S. version of the 1.4T, it was a conscious decision to hold down cost and complexity for the Cruze, a vehicle for which price will be very important. "In General Motors, we have a wide variety of fuel-saving technologies," elaborated Katerberg. "We do use direct injection on a number of other engines…but for what we were trying to accomplish with the Cruze, port fuel [injection] is the right choice."
I certainly can't blame you. If not for the HPFP issues, I probably would have looked for a used 09 or 10 instead of an 06 PD that I ended up buying.Port, direct...who cares.
Yes, I do miss my TDI, but now I don't have the HPFP shakes when sleeping at night...LOL
Better yet, ask yourself if you feel like you unloaded a risk, however small, of a devastating repair bill when your car has a few more miles on it.... your... pump failure may not happen. You took advantage of this site to learn about the car and walked off once you learned something. Ask yourself: how much you spend on using the car when you disposed off.
My committment was real when I bought my TDI and I was committed to buying a diesel for future cars.your committment to diesel was not there. You seemed to worry about future problems when there is no such problem now. If you take good care, your perceived pump failure may not happen. You took advantage of this site to learn about the car and walked off once you learned something. Ask yourself: how much you spend on using the car when you disposed off.
Please provide some proof of this claim. And no, a couple posts on this message board does not constitute proof. TDIClub members with a 2009+ TDI isn't even a single-digit percentage of total TDI sales in North America.As far as the "level of idiocy" of this thread, the failures of the Bosch HPFP are increases every week. .
Well we could if the posts would cease. I mean really what's the point of posting "I'm dumping the car because of ..............." in that car's forum? You're pretty much asking to take some heat..................Can we all just go back into our respective caves? I find this club extremely valuable for answering questions that HAVE a clear answer...............
I would doubt it - it's the same car they've been building since 1964 - one would think they've gotten it right over the last 47 years.........What's the details on your Mustang? I'm sure we can scour the internet and find some ticking time bomb in those that is probably really expensive--I mean it's a Mustang. Point being, as the saying goes, "drive more and worry less."
I hope you realize it's hard to find anything you say to be taken seriously, or sound intelligent, when you refer to GM as "fail motors".I do however find it funny that anyone would think Fail Motors is a viable alternative. Vega, Chevette, diesel............it's long & illustrious list of fail.