Volkswagen Golf R GTI 03. Apr. 2007 / I like things / 2 Comments No comments. Just pics. Click for zoom. Andrei Crivăț
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Honestly, as a new owner of the VW M6 Golf GTI, am terribly disappointed. I wouldnt recommend it to anyone..ever. My family have been loyal fans of VW till recently. We’re all drivers of both the EOS & the VW Golf.
I’d bought my car from Goh Brothers, Penang,Malaysia. I’d ordered it during at the launch and received my new VW owner, M6 Golf GTI (Jan 2010). I am currently experiencing gear box issues with this car. I had encountered this problem twice this week. What happened was that in the midst of driving, the safe mode kicked in, as a result the gear did not engage causing the speed of the car to remained stagnant. I could not even engage the reverse gear even when the car was stationary. Had to stop at the side of the road, turn off the engine and restart the car.
I brought it over to the Service Centre on 27 Feb, for a check up and the mechanic said that their troubleshooting showed that its a sporadic problem hence they cannot escalate the issue to replace the gear box. So i was told to go back and if it happens again bring it back for them to test again. Its extremely dangerous if this happened while i was overtaking another vehicle.
Essentially the message I got from VW wearnes is that they will only take it seriously if this problem occurs again, i.e. they can test it as a permanent fault in the system or if I get into an accident in this car due to this issue.
Talk about great customer service and absolutely reassuring piece of vehicle.
By the way, Id bought this car in Malaysia, and I’d like to highlight that this car is less than 3 months old, just had its first 1000 km service on 10th Feb 2010.
Not recommending anyone to buy this car….I honestly thought it was a to-die-for car. Forget it, despite how great the handling is this car is missing the most important & basic thing, a gear box thats suppose to be key to support its performance!