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I am looking for advice from a mechanic who specializes in VW vehicles. Does Just Answer have one on staff?
JA: What is the model/year of your VW?
Customer: 2010 VW Jetta Wagon, diesel (does not have the factory defect).
JA: How old is the engine? And when was it last serviced?
Customer: The vehicle just went through the 120,000 mi. scheduled maintenance.
JA: Are you fixing your Jetta yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: No, I'm not fixing it myself. I'm told it needs a new AC compressor. Before spending money on this, I would like to have advice on the reliability of the car going forward to say 200,000. What other costly repairs will be needed over that interval of mileage.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No, except that the vehicle is in very good condition.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  david craig replied 8 months ago.

Hi Im David, thanks for visiting the site. Like all vw's it has its issues. instead of taking an hour explaining, just take a gander for yourself.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
This is not what I am looking for. I don't intend to read through an endless list of problems that have been reported. I could get this sort of thing right off the internet.Just refund my $5.00.
Expert:  david craig replied 8 months ago.

that was a just a list of tsb's, the vehicle isnt reliable at all is all i was trying to show. in my own opinion i would recommend not purchasing this vehicle. in my experience, that cooling system has many failures. the secondary air injection system is a constant problem and they are very labor intensive to work on. good enough?

Expert:  david craig replied 8 months ago.

or can I assist you further with the many engine problems that i have seen on the diesels?

Expert:  david craig replied 8 months ago.

Just because I give one answer its never my only answer.

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