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      11-03-2011, 04:32 PM   #67
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Nissan 240sx: Misfiring cylinder. Car would shake like a bucking bull.
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      11-03-2011, 05:02 PM   #68
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      11-03-2011, 05:12 PM   #69
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had an 08 VR6. bought it at 30k miles and sold at 48k miles... 1.5 yr ownership.

3x driveshaft
2x radio unit
1x torque converter
1x rear hatch motor (when closing, rear hatch started falling instead of closing)
I think that car was just a very poor design from the beginning. People thought it was cool that there would be a VW SUV but overlooked it's massive faults. I have no idea who at VW thought that it would be a good idea to build a 5100 LB SUV with a 240 HP engine with even less TQ. That combined with horrible fuel economy for such a small engine and the massive reliability issues made this car a nightmare.
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      11-03-2011, 05:36 PM   #70
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e46 m3.

i'm so happy to back into japanese brands now. fwcking german POS.
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      11-03-2011, 06:28 PM   #71
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I think that car was just a very poor design from the beginning. People thought it was cool that there would be a VW SUV but overlooked it's massive faults. I have no idea who at VW thought that it would be a good idea to build a 5100 LB SUV with a 240 HP engine with even less TQ. That combined with horrible fuel economy for such a small engine and the massive reliability issues made this car a nightmare.
if you think about it... yes you are right. but just day to day driving wasnt bad with the V6 and i guess you dont really think about the weight.

but when you really think about it... its as if you would of gotten better MPG if you had a bigger lets say V8 engine that didnt have to scream every time you gas it.

and its most likely the heavy weight stress that made most of the parts fail.
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      11-03-2011, 06:48 PM   #72
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if you think about it... yes you are right. but just day to day driving wasnt bad with the V6 and i guess you dont really think about the weight.

but when you really think about it... its as if you would of gotten better MPG if you had a bigger lets say V8 engine that didnt have to scream every time you gas it.

and its most likely the heavy weight stress that made most of the parts fail.
The '08 had the 3.6 V6, the '05 that I had was a 3.2 V6, that difference added like 30 hp... trust me the car was about one of the least pleasurable driving experiences imaginable with that motor.

The new Touareg with the TDI motor seems to have all those quirks worked out and is much much lighter although reliability is yet to be seen but I wouldn't hold my breath.
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      11-03-2011, 07:08 PM   #73
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2. '01 E38 (740iL) I loved that car, but it required $1000/mo avg to maintain. If I managed to squeak a month without a $1000 trip to the shop, something really major would happen the next month. But when it ran, it was heaven on wheels.

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      11-03-2011, 07:55 PM   #74
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Windshield replaced, window motors replaced, HPFP, Two injectors, Turbos, secondary cat failing currently...oh, and I've owned it for 6mos.
Also have a cup holder that needs replacing but I figure I'll wait til something else breaks. Thankfully it is CPO...still a. ROYAL. PAIN. IN. THE. ASS.
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      11-03-2011, 11:57 PM   #75
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Probably a used 1963 Pontiac Tempest convertible. It had a 4-cylinder that was half of a 389 with a 4-barrel carb. The transmission, quite likely outsourced from a Corvair, was in the rear end. Between transmission, clutch, and engine problems, it seldom ran right. Oh, it was the 1963 Motor Trend "Car of the Year".

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      11-05-2011, 02:47 AM   #76
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8 months of ownership = over 6k of repairs (allll prevantive)........and it still decided to take a shit on me & right now its in a shop getting rebuilt -____-

I still couldnt let go of it just yet, it was my dream car. Next time anything happens......byebye !
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      11-05-2011, 05:50 AM   #77
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This thread makes me nervous, I hope the E9X M3 doesn't end up on the list..
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      11-05-2011, 02:35 PM   #78
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This thread makes me nervous, I hope the E9X M3 doesn't end up on the list..
Sounds like things are going well for you and your M3 right now, yeah?
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      11-05-2011, 02:55 PM   #79
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Pretty sure there isn't much car that is worst than a 335..
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      11-05-2011, 05:33 PM   #80
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2 brake light malfunctions
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1 torn ac drain --> flooded my interior carpets
1 shifter problem

It has 44000 miles on it!!!

Meanwhile, my DD, a 2005 acura RL has 152000 miles and has NEVER been to the dealership for anything but regular maintenance. I had a 2002 Acura TL-S that had the transmission fixed under a recall and never gave me any problems for 130000 miles.

My mom used to have an E39 530 that was pretty awful. I dont think I'd ever buy a BMW again. My next ride will definitely be a GTR
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      11-05-2011, 06:48 PM   #81
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I own a 2011 Golf BMT as DD until I deside which proper car 2 buy, but Ive done 23.000km with my Golf, and I drive it hard as f and it still holds up Im impressed
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      09-04-2012, 12:28 AM   #82
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      09-04-2012, 03:16 AM   #83
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I hope my Lexus break apart all the time so I can lemon the car and get whatever money I paid for it. However, the only issue I ever ha with my 2 Lexus was a burnt light bulb. Sigh.......they are super reliable but also super boring to drive everyday.
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      09-04-2012, 07:25 AM   #84
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2006 B7 A4 2.0T.

6k miles - coil pack
9k miles - coil pack
14k miles - coil pack
20k miles - pressure control valve
21k miles - coil pack
24k miles - coil pack
30k miles - coil pack, also developed a headlight flickering problem (lights would turn on and off rapidly, then stay off and give me a dipped headlight error. Dealer refused to acknowledge or fix it, told me the problem could not be reproduced)
34k miles - coil pack

I'm surprised I held onto the car for so long, but after that coil pack and the ridiculously dangerous headlight problem I finally gave up on it. Thank god 35k on the E93 and no hpfp problems (or any problems for that matter).
I had a A4 1.8T and had just as many coil packs, what a nightmare!
Glad to see the back of that car, nearly put me off Audis for life.
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      09-04-2012, 11:01 AM   #85
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My first car which I got when I was 18 was my grandfather's old 1980 Merceded Benz C230! To be fair the car was 24 years old when I got it, but holy crap did I spend a fortune on it. It was just endless the amount of things that could go wrong and did g wrong with it. I drove it for a year before I managed to scrape some money together to buy another car and send the Merc to the scrap yard. It was pimp though
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      09-07-2012, 03:34 AM   #86
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My 335i hands down, but I got the car knowing full well that it's not going to be reliable. I have no problem putting in the time and money to fix it up.

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      09-07-2012, 10:04 AM   #88
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