"You're kidding?" I asked.
"No sir," said Ricky from the shop. "Your transmission is burnt."
"Ok," I replied. "How much will it be to fix it?"
I almost dropped the phone to let out a blood curdling roar. The cost of repairs is the same as the car's blue book value.
"Do you want a night to sleep on it?" he asked sensing that my head was spinning.
"Yeah," I answered. "I'll get back to you on this."
"Sorry to be the bearer of bad news."
I hung up the phone slowly. I guess I won't be buying my motorcycle this summer after all. They say the two things destined to keep you broke are a car and a girlfriend. I guess I can be mildly grateful I have only one money pit.
"Yes, it's refined inside, build quality above average & overall car is fun to drive. But reliability is worst I've experienced. My 4th car. 1. 3 separate power window probs that left me with window sunk in door. Fun in winter. NOT 2. 2 separate seat probs. 1st was when the seat actually moved beneath me with each turn. 2nd occurred when lever to raise/lower broke 3. Ignition Coils *UGH* 4. 4 separate coolant probs. 1 prob left me stranded on road (2 year old car at the time) 5. 1 dashboard lighting prob, many MIL engine light probs 6. Car *almost* failed start in 50 deg. weather. VW found no prob. Inexplicable. Just waiting for more... I'll never buy VW again..." - Review of the 02 VW GTI.