Hi Powder Hound,Powder Hound said:Ditto. I can't justify spending for a new car that doesn't do better (by 10 mpg) than my current Y2k Golf. The Polo would have a high probability of doing that, if VW would quit teasing and just tell us what they'll do.
Of course, maybe they can't make up their own minds.
Haven't all the cam belts been "maintenance free" in that there is no periodic adjustment, just a replacement interval?Also affecting acoustics in a positive way is the completely maintenance-free toothed belt drive of the camshaft.
This article tends to support your view about "underbuilding"BRUSSELS BELGIAN said:No, I'm deadly serious. VW has the bad habit of "underbuilding" cars (Passat B4) then doing "penance" by "overbuilding" the next car (B5.5). Then, when they realized they put too much quality in a car, they yo-yo back the other way and start de-contenting (Passat B6). According to this flip-flop theory of Dr. Fahrvergnuegen, the A6 Golf should be a Trash-it (get the pun). As to styling, the new A6 appears to be yet another over-creased exercize. Yet another car with "pulled" headlights and a higher beltline to reduce visibility. If I want that, I can go to a Lexus dealer. Besides, I can't wait until this new (moron) VW CEO for U.S. operations gives these cars "American" ride characteristics. Then they will be UNRELIABLE Toyotas. Cool...