Chevy vs. VW???

Asked by Oct 01, 2017 at 09:58 PM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I am looking to buy my first car when I turn 17 in
four months. I have my eyes set on either a
Volkswagen Passat or Jetta but my father advised
me to look into American cars because the
makntaince is cheaper. I am wishy-washy with my
decision. Would a Chevrolet Cruze be better for me
in the long run versus a Volkswagen?
Also, how expensive is a Volkswagen  maintenance

3 Answers


Maintenance on a VW isnt too worrisome, but repairs can be problematic in that some repairs require specific VW knowledge and tools. So expect to require using a VW shop and paying more of references parts and labor. Honda's and toyota's and less of an issue in this respect as well as American made.


No VW's at all or any of the Subaru's, Mercedes or BMW's and no Chevy Cruze and Cobalts either they were designed from parts bin rubbish of constant failures and designed literally to boost truck sales (, Maybe a Chevy but not all are great, maybe a Ford too but no Explorer's or Tempo. You would do better with a Toyota Corolla or Camry or a Honda Civic if you really want less repairing and fixing.

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Maintance on most of the VW's is not too bad, but the parts and repairs make up for it, as with any European vehicles, parts and labor is expensive, through the years I've owned Fords, Chevys, Mazdas, Hondas, Toyotas and yes even Volkswagens, and I always come back to GM, they can still be worked on by most shops, parts won't cost you an arm or a leg, but as stated earlier they do have some bad ones. So I suggest you find a car you like, look up the reviews on it, customer complaints and overall rating on the car and When you do find that one vehicle make sure you have it checked over by your mechanic, better to know things before you buy it than buy it and only make it a few blocks down the road and it blows a gasket.

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