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Old 06-01-2012, 09:59 PM
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I'm not sure if I dare to leave those dog-toxic stuff in the car. It's a hatch, no trunk and Nia would be able to get to it.
Not if you buy the seatbelt I posted, she won't!! LOL!!

But yeah, I don't keep chemicals in my car either.
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If that's the case, get a container with a lid that latches securely. Being stuck on the road someplace because the car needs fluids makes for a nasty day, and even a new car can have a hose leak or run low on oil. Really, when they're new you need to stay on top of the oil levels pretty closely, at least for the first two or three thousand miles.
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:00 PM
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...mainly because I refuse to buy any of those chemicals/oil/stuff since Ryan is a VW mechanic and gets that stuff for free.
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:12 PM
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Not if you buy the seatbelt I posted, she won't!! LOL!!

But yeah, I don't keep chemicals in my car either.
LOL I mean if I go shopping or something. I don't like her buckled in.
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:13 PM
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If that's the case, get a container with a lid that latches securely. Being stuck on the road someplace because the car needs fluids makes for a nasty day, and even a new car can have a hose leak or run low on oil. Really, when they're new you need to stay on top of the oil levels pretty closely, at least for the first two or three thousand miles.
I'm not too worried about it. I have 6 years of roadside assistance for the car for jump starts, oil levels and stuff like that. Anywhere in North America, 24 hours a day.
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:14 PM
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...mainly because I refuse to buy any of those chemicals/oil/stuff since Ryan is a VW mechanic and gets that stuff for free.
Ah I have a question. Does Ryan see a lot of problems with the Golf/Golf wagon (Jetta Sportwagen in the US I think it's called)? After I bought my car, a lot of people have been telling me the reliability of VW is pretty bad. Like A/C breaking all the time, radio, bluetooth, coil packs, etc. etc. Almost everyone I know drive a Japanese car and tell me they're much more reliable.

For example, our 2000 Toyota Camry has had no repairs other than damages from an accident and the usual maintenance stuff. Not in the 12 years we've had it.
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:21 PM
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The old VWs can be pretty terrible. My MKIV has some pretty spectacular electrical issues and I've had to replace a master slave cylinder and two ignition coils.

Ryan has had a MKV 2006 GTI and now has a Passat wagon, not sure on year... His have never had the issues that mine have though, I believe they changed the way they do the electrical system from the MKV on but I could be wrong.

When people ask me about my VW I always tell them to make sure they either like working on their car or they are willing to pay someone too. Lol

I will direct Ryan to this thread. He's pretty easy to spot, he has Frodo on his siggy.
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:28 PM
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Ok thanks. I know my dad has always had VWs in the last 20 years but most of them have been company cars and have drivers so the company repairs them and he doesn't really know if they've had any problems. His most recent one is a personal car, a VW Passat from 2007 I think and he said he hasn't had any problems.

I have one more question. In your GTI if you open both back windows but not the front, do you hear a really really loud thumping noise? I was told it was something related to air pressure and the only way to get rid of it is to open one of the front windows a little bit. It's SUPER loud, feels like the bass drums (or w/e they're called) at a concert. I tried it for a bit and almost went deaf. Some people told me most VWs and other cars that are sealed very well have that effect and there's nothing one can do about it?
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:35 PM
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GTI = no functioning back windows
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:37 PM
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GTI = no functioning back windows
LOL Facepalm. That's right! I was thinking of a 4 door golf
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