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Old 08-10-2018, 02:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 08-10-2018, 12:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Blame it on the electronics.
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Old 08-10-2018, 01:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Blame it on the fact that you need more than a paperclip to fix a car.
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Old 08-10-2018, 06:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Check out the timing chain:


Legend says the timing chain tensioners are plastic.
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Old 08-10-2018, 07:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Ahhh Audi. This is why I don't buy your cars.

What advantage does this spaghetti system offer over a good old Mazda timing chain, for instance.



Or even simpler, a nice Toyota:

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Sometimes I wonder why would Audi develop its own wide-angle V6 instead of simply resorting to the VR6. Or simply keeping the straight-5.
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Old 08-20-2018, 02:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Fat?! My wife got her picture taken with Richard Dean Anderson earlier this year. He's leaned out quite a bit since then...he looks good.

Don't even get me started on VW stuff. The two 2000 VWs my parents had occupied both extremes of the reliability spectrum. But from what I gather, a "reliable VW" is usually an oxymoron.
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I wonder if old Volkswagens are still more reliable than new ones.
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I wonder if old Volkswagens are still more reliable than new ones.
At least the old-school air-cooled and the EA827-powered Volkswagens used to be praised for their reliability.
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My current VW has had no issues. I'm still not keeping it out of warranty.

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