"The Mercedes of the VW?"



1)Front cv joints, (4 pieces), change.
2)Rack and pinion seals, change.
3)Hydraulic steering pump, change.
4)Front shock absorbers, change.
5)Three engine hydraulic mounts, change.
6)Front ball joints, change.
7)Front suspension silent blocks, change.
8)glader, change at 250.000 km.
9)Climatronic temperature sensor, change.
10)Climatronic ECU one capacitor, DIY, change.
11)Climatronic inner unit seals, DIY change.
12)Front ABS sensors cables, change.
13)Wabco air compressor for auto leveling, DIY repair.
14)Brake rubber tubes, change.
15)Brake calipers, service.
16)Central locking, DIY air pump regulators adjustment.
17)Rear windshield shade unit, (sonnenrollo), DIY repair.
18)Front left door handle, DIY cable repair.
19)Gear box 5th gear synchro, change.
20)Gear lever shaft bushings, DIY repair.
21)Rear cv joints boots, (the two inner only), change.
22)Power windows, preventing maintenance.
23)Fuel pump, change.

All the above are well between the expected wear/service cycle, for a 4×4, on/off road, high performance, 26 years old car.

To be honest, I do not know any other car, European, American or Japan,
working, within it’s specifications envelope, for a so long time.

That is why it is called the “Mercedes of the VW”?

Consumables for the Passat Syncro g60, up to now:

1)250.000 km, (about), clutch kit, (3 pieces, disk, plate, ball bearing).
2)Oil/filter change, every 20.000 km, purely synthetic, Red line group V, 5w30.
3)Total transmission oil, (front/rear), & gearbox at 250.000, (Red line perfect).
3)Brake pads, front/rear, 20.000-30.000 km, depended on the brand and the circumstances.
4)The first owner changed the 4 disk plates at 106.000 km..
Now, 180.000 km after, (about), seems that they have 50% wear.
5)Belts, of all kinds, every 100.000 km.. The small, updated 11 cm glader belt, every 50.000 km. (Two small belts for every glader service at 100.000 km).
6)Tires changed 30.000 km before and seems to have life for another 10.000-20.000 km, (Bridgestone adrenalin r002).
7)The spark plugs, Bosch platinum, last for a very long time but I cannot say for how long exactly since I changed them in order to construct a plasma ignition with surface discharge spark plugs.


And I am not the only one...

From a, Novosti, comparison between the b3, (2wd), and the b8, (2wd):

(article excerpt) 

Suffering from illusions, (?), I feel the b3's cockpit as a much better, (for a Syncro pilot). 
Am I the only one?

In a free society we may be free to put it that way: what will happen to the TSI Passat B8, in 2039 or after 350.000 km?

I am wondering, is that possible, as many friends say, (and anyone can confirm through internet consumers reports),  that the cars after the 2005, (about), of many manufacturers, cannot overcome the ~ 50.000 km. without major repairs or changes at many basic parts, injectors, fuel pumps, coils, chains, tensioners, ECUs, (engine, ABS, central locking, etc.), or even transmissions and, even, the total engine units? 
Even having sudden fires in the inner or the outer of the car, without any apparent reason?

And if it is, how is it possible to criticize the older car generations, (by the car manufacturers or by reviewers, mainly),  as supposed to be unreliable, (between others)?


No 1.8t or 1.8 tsi can, ever, imagine:

300.000 km., 27 years,  no repairs!