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Why is there so many techinical issues posted about the Mk5????

Primarily couldnt most of the issues be sorted by a visit to the local stealer?

As someone thinking of buying a mk5 is there a load of technical hassle and quality issues that i would have to contend with.

Had a ride in a vortex kitted 2.O TDI with every possible option and sealed it for me....so i dont care to much really
 

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Spooky. when I saw your post, there was only 2 line there - nothing about build quality or the votex kit.

Computers eh ?

Maybe I have a dog ( in fact I know i have ) but the build quality is plop in the mkv IMO. Rattles everywhere ( dash, glovebox, wondows, doors, sunroof etc etc ) - I definately won't have another Golf ( and I've had a mk1, 2 x Mk2 and a mk4 )
 

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Why is there so many techinical issues posted about the Mk5????
Because this is an internet discussion forum and human nature dictates most threads will be concerned with problems and technical or build quality issues. This gives a slanted view on the matter to a casual visitor. There are probably, on average, no more problems with this car than there are with any other similar priced 'family' hatchback. Its just that there are not too many people who put up threads announcing "Nothing went wrong with the car this week"!!
 

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I have no issues whatsoever with mine, and 37000 miles on the clock... But then If I had a car (any) with loads of

problems I would just sell it and get another make/model not consistantly whinge about it on here...

Chris
 

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I love whinging...[:mad:]

Mine's got dash & door rattle's that are driving me crazy but I've had a retro fit kenwwod satnav fitted so I know if I take it back to the dealer they will blame that and want to charge me for any work done..

Anybody know how to take the dash apart? [:p]
 

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Must admit if Id bought new and had the rattles etc Id prob be whinging too... but with the dealer... Cant you bung the oem stereo back in before going back to the dealer?

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Nah can't it's like a 3 grand system, amp/nav/cd etc so too much work but gonna see if the audio place that fitted it will have a look when they finally get the gromit out of my door they dropped that rolls around..[:cool:]

It's my first 'brand new' golf and so far I've had alarm probs, a bent bonnet (either at VW or the audio shop), kerbed my wheel, rattles....so not a happy relationship at the mo!
 

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It's my first 'brand new' golf and so far I've had alarm probs, a bent bonnet (either at VW or the audio shop), kerbed my wheel, rattles....so not a happy relationship at the mo!
You can hardly blame VW for a kerbed wheel and surely you gave the car the once over before you took delivery when a dented bonnet issue could have been addressed and I would tend to think that your retro-fitted SatNav system would be the main cause of your squeaks and rattles.

Personally, apart from the car going in for a replacement steering rack (the well documented creaking problem) my GTI has been absolutely fine. No, rattles or squeaks and it's a definite step up in quality from most of my previously owned Ford models (what you would expect for a car costing about ?10K more than my earlier mainstream Escorts and Fiestas).

A work colleague has, though, been most unimpressed with his new Passat Estate that has been back to the garage no end of times because of various squeaks, rattles and badly fitted fascia fittings. So, I guess you do get good ones and bad ones.

One thing potential owners of Mk Vs and visitors to this forum will need to be aware of and that's the fact that, on a day-to-day basis, many of these "problems" are just the norm of car ownership. Forum members are, in general, keen car enthusiasts and will notice and discuss many things that your average driver wouldn't be too concerned about. We like our cars to be perfect but a perfect car is one that sits in a showroom and has never seen an inch of tarmac.
 

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DG I think the word your looking for is 'anul' [:p]

I have read on vwvortex that there is a known fault with the rattle up in the heater box in the middle of the dash so i'm going to get it back in again and get that sorted and then I might stop moaning...a bit!
 

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It depends on what you class as build quality, something thats well screwed together .. well I think just about everycar is built very well nowadays. The last hirecar I had was a Renault Scenic and it was squeek free, something that cannot be said for the Golf, I have 3, one in the dash where I removed the radio, the front doors but only when you turn the stereo up ! The one that is VW's fault is the rattling rear seat, but as I haven't mentioned it I suppose I cannot blame the dealer. What will say VW are good at is attention to detail, take replacing a headlight bulb, the last bulbs I changed were in a early Focus and it was a pain, most people resort to taking the headlamp out, but the Golf, well I think it was designed by an engineer not an accountant.

Myt GOlf has been to the dealer more times than any other car for niggley faults, but to be fair the dealer has always fixed them without hassel, although I'll see how I get on with wanting the drivers seat replacing. As for a civic, I think they have there problems but again the dealers sort them, so all cars are the same, its just the dealers that make a difference.
 

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Myt GOlf has been to the dealer more times than any other car for niggley faults,
Mine too - something like 3 times a month for the first 8 months. Having said that, for the last 10 months - its been OK ( it still has a few rattles but I can't be bothered to keep taking the car back ).

My current BMW and the last BMW I had never went back, apart from to be serviced. So that is around 5 trips to BMW in 6 years or 6 times to VW in 2 months.
 

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maybe i should think about a civic
I frequent other forums too. The new Civic seems to have its fair share of bugs. I think that they also have fit problems (wonky doors, faulty rear shocks). However, I still think their drive trains are built to a high tolerance and as a result suffer less failures. Toyota's seem to have had a spate of gearbox failures... I don't think the VW have the advantage they used to have in the 80's Fords and Vauxhalls were shocking in those days!!

But for me as good as Honda's are (and I do rate them) their cars don't have the same feel and ergonomics. You certainly wont see a tips and tricks thread as long as the mk v one!
 

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Why is there so many techinical issues posted about the Mk5????
Because this is an internet discussion forum and human nature dictates most threads will be concerned with problems and technical or build quality issues. This gives a slanted view on the matter to a casual visitor. There are probably, on average, no more problems with this car than there are with any other similar priced 'family' hatchback. Its just that there are not too many people who put up threads announcing "Nothing went wrong with the car this week"!!
This post sums it up exactly for me, and my missus has a MK3 Gti which has only covered 64k and that has it's fair share of rattles, and dodgy drivers seat fabric quality.
 

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With all of the Fords I have owned they have only been in for general servicing, with the exception of the Focus which sheared wheel studs
 

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I have no issues whatsoever with mine, and 37000 miles on the clock... But then If I had a car (any) with loads of

problems I would just sell it and get another make/model not consistantly whinge about it on here...

Chris
I have to agree, partly, with that statement. I would never have put up with what my neighbour is currently experiencing with their 2 litre FSI Golf. Since March, this year, I reckon that they have only had their car for about half the number of months that have elapsed! Their car keeps on failing to limp-home mode and the dealers must be at their wits end knowing what to do next as they have resorted (not unexpectedly) to replacing various bits and pieces, including wiring looms, ECU and various other parts - a hopeless situation.

I would have ditched the car and started afresh with something more reliable, based on the statistics of car reliability that are published widely.
 
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