quote: Yeeeah VW and "dependability" don't go in the same sentence sadly. Your experience has been extremely in the minority.
quote: VW got a bad rap because the Mexican assembled Jetta IV had bad reliability. Since that model they have been much better.
quote: and at 6'4", I cannot drive the tiny Japanese cars
quote: Manual transmissions simple don't offer a single advantage over automatics anymore. 30 years ago they did, but not anymore.
quote: Plus you look like a giant vagina driving an auto, specially if you drive a sports car.
quote: I know gearheads that won't touch an auto tranny.
quote: Manual transmissions simple don't offer a single advantage over automatics anymore.
quote: ...require a new clutch every two or three years at a cost of $1,000 or so