Soft touch plastic and leather. Usually, it's because such adventures don't interest them. But here we are: two miles back into the woods, up an icy road gravel in summer with water running down it like a sluiceway; across the runoff from an overflowing beaver bog; up a steep hill once used as a loading ramp for freshcut logs; moving gingerly over and around the stumps left by the logging operation. People complain but it's all how you train and maintain your car. It has accrued 129,491 miles to this day. Through the past 11 years, it has not once broken down on me. The car 2001 is reliable, built to last but maintenance can be costly when does break down.
Really should consider the monthly cost of owning something under warranty or purchase one when buying this old one. Great quality and comfort for the price. Uses a court of oil every 1500 miles. Transmission is still very smooth. I got mine for 1600 but the pano roof broke and some other random stuff. Given that it is such an old car, there have been some problems. Yes I can confirm premium fuel is needed or don't expect a smooth running vehicle.
I know a good generational German mechanic shop that would fix my car to last and not for me to come back a few months later. . No outlet mall featuring fine china and designer duds. Door locks are a common problem as well as lock sensor in the suv going out. I drove and paid the avg 3000.
There's not a Starbucks in sight. Tips for readers, be smart, find out the part numbers you need and buy original factory parts online ebay is my favourite from reputable sources. I can safely say that my experience with this vehicle has been wonderful. Sometimes it's because, while they might. Also this car has the best interior ever. And this car is truly amazing. Rides are smooth and comfy.
The standard traction controls under heavy was a difference maker. I've received stares and compliments from both men and women about my car. No ski chalets or beach houses. Also, quite recently, the driver's window will go down but won't go up most of the time. Regular service on time, best fuel, tune-ups, all this will dictate how it will last and mine went past 200k and still is powerfull enough to go on up half a million miles if proper care is given. At one point, the wireless door unlocker stopped working, meaning that I have to manually lock and unlock the driver's door, then unlock the passenger doors using the unlock button inside the car.
Very roomie without feeling like you're driving a bus. The cause of the problem seems to be an old window switch in the center console, which is actually a fairly inexpensive, quick fix. Thank God for German ingenuity. . . .
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