Originally Posted by Questforpower
I think that car was just a very poor design from the beginning. People thought it was cool that there would be a VW SUV but overlooked it's massive faults. I have no idea who at VW thought that it would be a good idea to build a 5100 LB SUV with a 240 HP engine with even less TQ. That combined with horrible fuel economy for such a small engine and the massive reliability issues made this car a nightmare.
if you think about it... yes you are right. but just day to day driving wasnt bad with the V6 and i guess you dont really think about the weight.
but when you really think about it... its as if you would of gotten better MPG if you had a bigger lets say V8 engine that didnt have to scream every time you gas it.
and its most likely the heavy weight stress that made most of the parts fail.