I guess someone didn't do their research/ homework, before purchasing the vehicle.
:yesnod: Absolutely, considering just about ALL those complaints can be discovered during a test-drive or two.I guess someone didn't do their research/ homework, before purchasing the vehicle.
Oh I agree, it is all piss-ant stuff (except for the 18" wheels), but if you put enough piss ant stuff together then it makes for a very frustrating driving experience.Jaguarr is correct about the 18" tires. In my opinion, the car does better in the handling dept. with 16s; noticeably better than 17s. I think the Japanese probably designed this car for 16s. But his wheel complaint can be easily remedied. 16" OEM wheels can be purchased for cheap on e-bay, this site and others. No big deal.
The rest of his post is nonsense; just infantile whining. None of the petty matters that outrage him are grounds for offloading a car that is decent overall. Ambient switches and cupholders is piss-ant stuff. Whatever he replaces the car with is bound to have a few features that won't meet expectations. What will he do then? Offload the next one? He should test-drive all future candidates three times minimum, making sure each time to bring his little cup along with him to make sure that the engineers have designed their cars around it...
Actually, most of your complaints, are very common ones, including the crappy stock leather, the weird-acting climate control, and squeeks from the 5-Door particularly in the cold. The 18" tire thing is also common, but not as widely reported since they've only been available for a short time and not too many people opt for them. So if you had read all that you claimed to, you wouldn't be surprised by them.read tons of posts on this very forum, which was probably a bad idea as most of you just love your cars and wouldn't say a bad thing about it no matter what.[/b]
Someone else will have to answer the 18 versus 17 question. I can vouch for the fact that 16s are better than 17s. I don't think the ride quality differs all that much, but the car sure handles better with 16s. At least that's my experience.For those that have driven the stock 18s and stock 17s, are there much of a difference between the ride/handling?
My 02 Jetta squeaked and rattled til the day it died of a wiring problem, from 1900 miles on up. Hot or cold.Whatever you do, don't buy a new GTI/Jetta. This sumbich has more buzzes and rattles than the worst American car. You bought a hatchback, that doesn't ever help.[/b]
:laugh: :rofl: This is the first time I heard people complaining about something being too big to fit. Usually people complain about things being too small to fit them even though they are just fine.Help me, help me, my little girly cup of coffee is to small for my cup holder. What ever will I do!