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They were not able to diagnose because it's intermittent and didn't activate a computer response. I have scheduled another appt and recorded the sound for them to listen to when I drop it. State of FL requires the owner of a vehicle to allow dealerships three chances to fix a problem before the lemon law can be applied. Took 4 for the roof leak. We'll see.....
The next time it happens take a video with your phone. This will be much easier to show your advisor.
 
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Hi All,
Just received my new Alltrack and am very excited. Well I'm not really a new owner but a replacement 2019 Alltrack owner. It is a replacement for my 2017 Alltrack, courtesy of VW corp. To make a year long ordeal short, my previous 2017 pano sunroof leaked, had electrical and suspension problems and VW replaced it with a new identical model under the Lemon Law. Some may think I'm crazy to stick with the Alltrack due to continuous problems, but I have investigated this car, I'm an automotive engineer, know a lot about it and can fix anything. Also, I enjoy driving a wagon. This is my first VW and will be my last, coming from decades of Subaru, Acura and Honda ownership. If you search my other posts praising VW for high quality engineering and using quality materials, I also slam them for their poor build quality at the factory.
My 2017 was in for repair for a total of 98 days on and off. On the bright side I made a lot of friends at the dealership, they all know me by my first name and I got a chance to drive 6 different loaners, all various Golf Alltrack, Sportwagen, hatch, TDI models and can vouch for the poor build quality. The '17 Alltracks have more problems than the '18 and '19s. Even though all the loaners had very low mileage they all behaved differently but exhibited some of the common problems. #1 leaks, #2 slight suspension noise from left front and lots of electrical issues probably due to the leaks. The 1.8L turbo is a great engine, but behaves differently in different cars and different years. The turbo kicks in earlier in some cars and VW has been playing around with the shift points. Even the idle speed varies in different cars, even though they are all the same engine. The 2019 is the best and most refined.
Anyway I am looking forward to enjoying my new Alltrack and not visiting the VW dealership anymore. If anyone has any questions feel free to shoot me a message. I'm also on the Allltrack facebook forum.
 

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Fresh member, hailing from Kansas City, MO here. I just traded my second Golf(2015) for a third (2017 AllTrack SEL in white) and found this community. I've already got a couple questions, so I'll be digging into some content. Pleased to meet you all.
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Congrats and welcome!

Fresh member, hailing from Kansas City, MO here. I just traded my second Golf(2015) for a third (2017 AllTrack SEL in white) and found this community. I've already got a couple questions, so I'll be digging into some content. Pleased to meet you all.
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Welcome aboard
Fresh member, hailing from Kansas City, MO here. I just traded my second Golf(2015) for a third (2017 AllTrack SEL in white) and found this community. I've already got a couple questions, so I'll be digging into some content. Pleased to meet you all.
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Welcome! Some cars that are unappreciated when new stand the test of value over time. Ours are the least expensive VWs with such a sophisticated and durable all wheel drive system. I LOVE my manual 2017 model, plan to drive it in Colorado for many fun years.
 
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My First Volkswagen, my first brand new car. Couldn't be more pleased with my choice. This car does everything I need from a car and all with a nice hint of sportiness. I do a lot of day trips around the Midwest (100-300 miles) and with this I have been getting 33-34 mpg on full tank highway rides. On top of that it caries all my supplies/gear along with my 80 lbs dog no problem. Only road trip issue so far is that it is a little tight for 3 (over 2) large adults. This car is probably very spacious if all the occupants are under 6' tall, however when there are more then 2 occupants over 6' tall the back gets tight very fast. Love the driving feel of the car, very sporty. Don't get me wrong its not a sports car, doesn't sit that low and doesn't have that kinda power. It does have good zip though and the manual makes the experience very engaging. This is not a slow car, it gets out of its own way very well, even with a full load on board.
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Congrats!

My First Volkswagen, my first brand new car. Couldn't be more pleased with my choice. This car does everything I need from a car and all with a nice hint of sportiness. I do a lot of day trips around the Midwest (100-300 miles) and with this I have been getting 33-34 mpg on full tank highway rides. On top of that it caries all my supplies/gear along with my 80 lbs dog no problem. Only road trip issue so far is that it is a little tight for 3 (over 2) large adults. This car is probably very spacious if all the occupants are under 6' tall, however when there are more then 2 occupants over 6' tall the back gets tight very fast. Love the driving feel of the car, very sporty. Don't get me wrong its not a sports car, doesn't sit that low and doesn't have that kinda power. It does have good zip though and the manual makes the experience very engaging. This is not a slow car, it gets out of its own way very well, even with a full load on board.
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enjoy your new car. Good review and it is very similar to the journalistic reviews I have read. Most of the reviews have commented that VW has apparently added space to the front seat but taken it away from the back seat. I purchased my car for my daughter and son-in-law and they are both relatively small and slim so the seating is not an issue for them. But it is worth noting for large folks (e.g., I have a golfing buddy who is 6'11"...he needs a larger front area so he drives a BMW X4).
 


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