I had 3 miles on mine one year ago now I have 3,334 miles.
Quote: Originally posted by Cup172 on 12 February 2003
My brother has a golf on order been sat at the garage now for a few weeks, but not getting until march. Heard that on the golf they can reset the milage 3 times unless it goes over 80 miles. Got to watch out for it being used a show car. I would be well pissed of if the car has 200 miles especially as im restricted to 36000 over three years. I wouldnt take it if it had over 200 on the clock.
You mentioned that your brother is waiting for a Golf. Did you see Watchdog last night? Much of it concerned VW / Audi Group dodgy (ignition, I think) coils breaking up and most of the modern cars apparently have four of them one guy had bought six new big Audis for his company and five of them had busted coils and the guy whose Audi was the sixth one refused to drive it and got a hire car instead. It is going to take about six weeks to obtain parts and to fix then and it involves THOUSANDS of cars including Audi TTs, all other Audis, Golfs, Passats etc.
Another feature concerned the Ford Focus, last week a couple reported that their Focus had lost its power and it careered over the edge of Porlock Hill in Somerset, thankfully rolling over bushes, small trees etc rather than over the rocky cliffs, otherwise they would have been goners. The bushes protected the car so both were OK. After they reported this item, about 280 other Focus owners had contacted Watchdog with exactly the same total power loss.
A representative from Ford appeared on the programme and they are to contact the 280 owners and try to solve the problem.
A short while ago, Watchdog featured an item about the locks on all VW / Audi group cars, as owners were locking, alarming and immobilising their cars, only to find that they were being opened really easily just by poking something into the drivers door lock, which then slid down the window allowing easy entry and golf clubs etc were being stolen.
I dont know if the problems have been sorted yet, but early on, some owners had to fork out over £1,000 to get new locks fitted, until Watchdog revealed the enormity of the problem, which showed that identical components had been used in all of these cars, so that they were all easy to break into.