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    Thread: ***The OFFICIAL*** What do you NOT like about YOUR MK4(s)?

    1. Member MÄDDNESSS's Avatar
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      04-30-2012 02:14 PM #1
      I don't mean problems from Modifying, CELs and what not.
      I am talking about Design Flaws from VW.

      What would you have done different if you were one of the Engineers?
      and again, I don't mean "R63 GT40 AWD" none of that, not that i wouldnt like it. but... for instance, i would have liked to see IRS and Pop outs... for the 2 door models, of course.
      Also would have been cool to have the option of the AWD models. they're available in Europe, but not here. wtf.


      so,
      what do you NOT like about your MK4(s)?
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      04-30-2012 02:15 PM #2
      wheel bearings

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      04-30-2012 02:16 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by jettaaddictionII View Post
      wheel bearings
      what about them?
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      04-30-2012 02:19 PM #4
      I hate it that the center console is not always changeble..
      The basic center console has no inlays.. The black console is in 1 part..
      The R32 and some other cars have inlays..

      Now i cant change the inlay, but i need to change the hole console..
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      04-30-2012 02:20 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by MÄDDNESSS View Post
      what about them?
      they suck dick

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      04-30-2012 02:21 PM #6
      the carpet.
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      04-30-2012 02:23 PM #7
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      04-30-2012 02:24 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Jeff_Edison View Post
      I hate it that the center console is not always changeble..
      The basic center console has no inlays.. The black console is in 1 part..
      The R32 and some other cars have inlays..

      Now i cant change the inlay, but i need to change the hole console..
      good example.


      Quote Originally Posted by jettaaddictionII View Post
      they suck dick

      bad example.
      why dont you like them?
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      04-30-2012 02:26 PM #9
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      04-30-2012 02:34 PM #10
      The rattles man, the creaks and the rattles
      OH and my wheel bearings
      Things that sound like big problems but are really just poor build quality incarnate

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      04-30-2012 02:35 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by MÄDDNESSS View Post

      bad example.
      why dont you like them?
      They make lots of noise once broken, are expensive to fix and make the car feel like the wheels are gonna fall off sometimes. Which they very well could if you don't cough up the ~$200 to fix them.

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      04-30-2012 02:37 PM #12
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      04-30-2012 02:50 PM #13
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      04-30-2012 02:55 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by dyyylllaannn View Post
      They make lots of noise once broken, are expensive to fix and make the car feel like the wheels are gonna fall off sometimes. Which they very well could if you don't cough up the ~$200 to fix them.
      everything makes a lot of noise once broken.
      $200?! are you sh!tt!ng me?!?! Wheel Bearings at Auto Zone are $30 with a lifetime limited warranty. and $80 at the stealership without a warranty.
      you must be taking your car to a shop.
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      04-30-2012 02:57 PM #15
      all VW's make noises get used to that..

      ****ING DOOR LOCKS!!! cant stand em..
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      04-30-2012 02:59 PM #16
      the glovebox handle that always breaks
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      04-30-2012 02:59 PM #17
      The factory in gauge clock dosen't keep accurate time, the armrest, and select interior items coated with easily scratched cheesey paint stuff
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      04-30-2012 03:00 PM #18
      the solid rear beam.
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      04-30-2012 03:04 PM #19
      Rear beam
      Rattling plastics pieces on dash boared
      Pealing trim pieces
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      04-30-2012 03:11 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by MÄDDNESSS View Post
      everything makes a lot of noise once broken.
      $200?! are you sh!tt!ng me?!?! Wheel Bearings at Auto Zone are $30 with a lifetime limited warranty. and $80 at the stealership without a warranty.
      you must be taking your car to a shop.
      Yea that's the most I was ever quoted to fix them. Quality parts

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      04-30-2012 03:25 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by jaso028 View Post
      all VW's make noises get used to that..

      ****ING DOOR LOCKS!!! cant stand em..
      ^^I've got a lock that's fallen into the door. Fun times.

      I hate my power windows, when it's cold, they randomly fall off track. That's always fun to tear apart the doors when it's cold out! And those stupid clips on the inside door panels?!?! Those are junk too!
      indecision may or may not be my problem, i think i might stop procrastinating tomorrow....

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      04-30-2012 03:28 PM #22
      Too heavy and fail wheel drive

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      04-30-2012 03:30 PM #23
      Also, the headliners and the fabric on the doors. ALL GARBAGE!
      indecision may or may not be my problem, i think i might stop procrastinating tomorrow....

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      04-30-2012 03:55 PM #24
      It's all pretty much been stated above:

      No 4motion options in the US (except .:R32, Passat, and to add- extremely limited 4motion Passat with manual transmissions!)

      Plastic headlight lenses

      Gear ratios for the OEM 2.slow 5-speeds. There is absolutely no reason why the gear ratios should be that short. I feel like VW really screwed 2.slow owners out of a lot of freeway MPG because of that, but at least I can cruise around town in 5th at 25mph

      Just how drastically underpowered the 2.slow motors are from the factory, and no factory options for a 16v either (in the states at least).

      Lack of VR5 motors in the US.

      FWD sucks sometimes.
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      04-30-2012 04:39 PM #25
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