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VW Golf ...problem vehicle

I bought my 2006 Golf new. At abt a year and a half it started jerking on the upshift from 2nd to 3rd gear. Since then it has been in the shop 7 times, had 2 new transmissions, and a VW of America Rep is coming to the dealership for the 2nd time to problem solve with the dealership. I called VW of America and asked that they buy the car back (it doesn’t qualify under the lemon law because the car was at 35,000 miles when I first brought it in for this issue). They said they would not buy it back. I don’t even want to look at another VW again. What can I do with this car? I’m tired of taking it to the dealership.

You can go to www.vwvortex.com, sign up at no charge and post your situation on the transmission forum to see what help might be forthcoming. Apparently some VW dealers are able to find and keep better technically capable people than others.