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Unread 02-28-2014, 07:50 AM   #1
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Vw has most vehicles with over 100k

Hat commercial is a crock I'm starting this thread for everyone to post pics of there beautiful ZJs with over 100k miles list your year and mileage hell post if your over 200k cause I am 1996 zj limited 4.0 I6 205673 on the clock and proud to drive it everyday

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Unread 02-28-2014, 08:23 AM   #2
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They probably included Europe and U.S. numbers.
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Unread 02-28-2014, 08:27 AM   #3
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Probably but that commercial is a crock I've seen several ZJs on youtube in different countries so I'm sure just in Cherokees wranglers and gcs that Chrysler jeep dodge has then beat
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Unread 02-28-2014, 08:30 AM   #4
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You think so? I mean Audi and VW are from Europe and VW and Audi are also huge here too. I would be interested in seeing the numbers.
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Unread 02-28-2014, 08:35 AM   #5
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I'm sure V-dub's production numbers are way higher than Jeep's. And a lot of diesels too.
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Unread 02-28-2014, 08:51 AM   #6
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I'm sure V-dub's production numbers are way higher than jeeps.
Interesting, all I own are Jeeps & VW's. Gotta say all my VW's had way more miles than my jeeps. VW's were DD's vs Jeeps were/are the toys.

I'd think VW #'s would be way higher. Just think of all the old Rabbits, Dashers, bugs, etc that are still running hard today. Waterfest 1998 (car show in Jersey) had a diesel Rabbit with over 500,000 miles on it. They don't die.
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Unread 02-28-2014, 08:57 AM   #7
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I find it hard to believe that VW ("we finally got our reliability problems solved ") is at the top. Not even getting into the Jeep perspective, do you really believe they are longer lasting than Toyota?

Anyhow getting to the original point my wife's ZJ is about 194K, I rebuilt the YJ at 238K only because I was working on an oil leak though it was still running strong.
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Unread 02-28-2014, 09:01 AM   #8
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Don't know for sure yet but my wife's 07 VW Rabbit 5 cylinder has got 110k miles on it and hasn't been in the shop once. I would say it's a very reliable vehicle. It's just a huge PITA to work on. You need special sockets and tools that are kind of pricey just to do things like change the brake pads.
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Unread 02-28-2014, 10:02 AM   #9
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Bear in mind, VWs weren't terribly unreliable historically, save for the early 70s and early 2000s. And they've sold more cars than anybody but Toyota. Even then, Toyota sells a ton of vehicles in Japan, which has laws that make it prohibitively expensive to run a vehicle as high as 100k miles, so their numbers will be thrown off. The next-largest seller of cars is GM, but their cars just aren't reliable.

With that said, I don't find 100k to be a benchmark anymore. 100k miles is less than 8 years, and frankly, I demand at least 150k mile reliability before I'll even consider buying a car. If it can't break 200k it's not even great. A great car can hit the 300k mile mark and keep going. A lot of cars today are built that way, and really, a lot of older VWs are built that way. I know of a guy who had a 500,000 mile Rabbit with the original clutch still in it. Dude must have been a helluva careful driver.

When VW says they have the most 100k+ vehicles on the road, I believe it, but only because they have so many older VWs still on the road.
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I honestly hate vws, just for working on them. Honestly though, getting a vehicle over 100k isn't and accomplishment in my opinion. Hell my family has never bought a vehicle with less then 150k, and we keep them for years.
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Vw's are made in mexico lol. Id say the commercial is right. Gotta think on those old school beetles and hippy vans.
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Vw's are made in mexico lol. Id say the commercial is right. Gotta think on those old school beetles and hippy vans.
25 million of those suckers sold around the world from the year the earth was formed till a few years back when they finished finally in Brasil. Still used as taxis there so imagine the miles on just those suckers !!
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Vw's are made in mexico lol. Id say the commercial is right. Gotta think on those old school beetles and hippy vans.
Not all of them are. Only from 1989-1998 were Golf's and GTI's made in Mexico.
My wife's was built in Wolfsburg Germany. They have a plant in Tennessee now since 2011.
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Unread 02-28-2014, 11:09 AM   #14
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Man ive seen passats and audis with made in mexico stamped behind the rear license plate.
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Most of the time the vin starts in 3vw 3 being mexico as the origin.
http://en.m.wikibooks.org/wiki/Vehic...dentifier_(WMI)
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