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Old 07-09-2013, 07:34 PM   #11
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Who in the hell told you it was that much to replace?! I just looked it up at AutoZone, and it's around $230 shipped to my door...

Not the TDI it's the diesel Autozone has no HPFP 's
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Could you imagine that phone call to the boss?

"Yeah, Bob? It's John.. listen.. we discovered a flaw in the system."

"..The hell you mean, 'a flaw'"?!"

"Well, I engaged Park Assist, took my hands off the wheel, and.. well, I'll spare you the details but I can see my house from here!"
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That's what I looked up. 2011 Golf TDI.. 229.99 + tax.
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:49 PM   #14
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I've had a few VWs, the last 2 being 99 and 00 TDIs, a Jetta 5spd and a Golf auto, the first an 87 Jetta GLI and a 98 Passat 1.8T (2 of them got wrecked, hence the early replacements!). My 00 TDI fuel pump melted at high altitude, and I dumped the car because, indeed, it was a $4k repair.

Base Jettas now have been de-contented ("redesigned") to compete with Corollas. The only VWs true to the form of my 87 (a real sport VW) are possibly the current GLI, and really only the GTI. Nothing replaces the torque and fun of a TDI in this class, but if you're going to deal with German repair costs, you'd be better off buying a Mercedes (which I did, 3 times after VW)

I find my Focus SE Sport to handle very much like my 87 GLI (which is to say, light, fun, and with "playful" and easily-managed understeer).

So far, at 18k, I've spent about $120 on maintenance. Cheapest car I've ever owned. Can't say that about any VW, especially a TDI
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That HPFP is about 1k for the part, but it blows the entire injection system, fuel tank, fuel lines, intake, throttle body, etc. all need replacement. The body has to come off the pan, which means welding, all in all 6k in labor, 4k in parts. My freinds took 8 weeks of rental car fees.

Well documented just google VW HPFP
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That HPFP is about 1k for the part, but it blows the entire injection system, fuel tank, fuel lines, intake, throttle body, etc. all need replacement. The body has to come off the pan, which means welding, all in all 6k in labor, 4k in parts. My freinds took 8 weeks of rental car fees.

Well documented just google VW HPFP
My apologies! That really does suck.. I love me a good German car, but I don't think I'll ever be able to afford one for the maintenance costs alone..
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