As many (or some) of y'all know, I've been having transmission problems with my car dating back to last July. I took it into the shop and none of the proposed "fixes" did anything, so, frustrated, I kept on driving it. Then it really started acting up earlier this year, so I resumed the search for the miracle cure. I've been without my car for the past few months and have depended on the kindess of my mom (borrowing her car) and spydrz (rides to work and such) for a long stretch before renting a car for the past three weeks.
And then yesterday I got my car back. It's purring along and seems to drive like new. And I'm loving it. The only thing is that the shop had to put a new battery in, so my radio is now locked. You know I need music around me constantly*, so it's a bit annoying. But I'm back, baby.
That being said, I'm pretty confident that this will be my last Volkswagen. Sure, I love driving the Jetta (when it works), but I found out the hard way that a) its parts are expensive and b) not everyone services it**. Besides, why would I go back when there's such an awesome car as the FJ Cruiser out there?
*Playing as I type this: CCR's "Someday Never Comes"
**This last go round, the first four places that I called said that they don't work on VWs, so I had to return to my original shop.