Hello, long time lurker, first time poster here. I figured that this was a good place to get help until I can take my car in to the dealer tomorrow. I just want to know how big of a problem this could be. The car is a 2003 Jetta Wolfsburg, with 150000 kilometers. No accidents or anything. And hasn't given me any problems. I've had the car since 110k.
Today when I started up my car it randomly started to make a loud grinding/metal scraping noise. It gets more pronounced as I accelerate. I've driven it around for maybe 20k, and the problem has gotten worse it seems. The noise gets louder as I accelerate, and lessens when I let go of the accelerator. Its especially loud when getting going from a full stop. There is also lots of cabin noise and some serious vibrations can be felt in the cabin suddenly. I don't know what the problem is, but it seems serious. What could it be? Please help, anything is appreciated greatly. Thank you