No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Volkswagen reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
Volkswagen Passat 2012: What does the flashing wrench indicator mean?
A flashing wrench has appeared in my 2012 Volkswagen Passat where the gear selected is indicated (i.e. DN etc.), it only comes on once the car is warn and has been driving for a while. What does it ...Read more
Volkswagen Golf 2012: Repair costs
I've been to the mechanic to replace the clutch and flywheel, timing belt and logbook service of 120,000 km in my 2012 Volkswagen Golf. I have the feeling that he’s trying to rip me off with the ...Read more
What electric car should I buy?
I am waiting to buy an electric car, but do not like the Tesla due to having no dash screen. At 67 I'm looking at the new models of the VW ID3 or Volvo Polestar 2 but I have no idea when we will be ...Read more
Volkswagen Golf 2017: Should I disconnect the battery for a month?
I have a 2017 Volkswagen Golf. I am planning to go on a holiday during Christmas for a month. Can I disconnect the battery supply, or should I just leave it locked and in the garage? Is the computer ...Read more
Volkswagen Amarok 2019: Which model is best for highway driving?
Which model of Volkswagen Amarok is best for highway driving – no loads? Read more
Volkswagen Polo 2016: Why is my car reversing when in drive?
My 2016 Volkswagen Polo will go into reverse when I engage in drive, and will then go into drive when I engage reverse. I have to drive with my foot over the brake pedal and the problem can happen at ...Read more
Volkswagen Golf 2012: Is it worth replacing the engine?
The 2012 Volkswagen Golf I inherited has an engine fault and needs to be replaced. It has only done 60,000 km and is in good condition. If we pay for a new engine for approx. $5000, how does it ...Read more
What is the durability and re-sale value of a used car?
I have the opportunity to buy a 2017 VW Polo Urban+ or a 2019 Renault Clio Zen. They are both the same price, but the Polo has one year left on the warranty compared to the Clio, which has five years ...Read more
Volkswagen Passat 2013: Is my car safe after a transmission failure?
I have a 2013 Volkswagen Passat 7-speed. Under warranty I have had the mechatronics replaced and an engine rebuild, now a gearbox failure at 110 km/h on freeway and pushed off road. Very close call. ...Read more
Volkswagen Polo 2013: Going into limp mode
My 2013 VW Polo GTI went into limp mode recently so I nursed it to the nearest service station. The call out mechanic managed to diagnose an issue with the supercharger clutch. He advised that the ...Read more
Volkswagen Tiguan 2017: Bubbling effect on the rear tailgate
Our 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan has a bubbling effect on the rear tailgate on one side under the back window. The dealer says it's manmade by a fist, car repairer says it's not manmade, but is damage. ...Read more
Volkswagen Caddy 2004: Discs need replacing
I need to replace the discs on my 2004 Volkswagen Caddy. I have bought discs online but the invoice doesn't mention the Caddy just the Audi A3 and VW Golf 2004 rear discs 255 mm. Can you please ...Read more
Are Volkswagens good and reliable cars?
Are Volkswagens good and reliable cars? Read more
Volkswagen Tiguan: Any known problems?
I'm in the market for a new car and have narrowed it down to the RAV4 hybrid cruiser 2WD for economy and costs, or the VW Tiguan 132 TSI R line with panoramic sunroof. Availability on the RAV4 has ...Read more
What used car should I buy?
I want to buy used, but I'm confused about which is best for me. I have three options, being a 2016 Peugeot 308 with 55,000 km at $9500, a 2014 VW Jetta with 134,000 km at $7500, and a 2010 Toyota or ...Read more