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A friend of mine in college bought a used 2010 Cruze 1.8 liter 2 years ago.

Last month he was driving on the highway when the cooling reservoir snapped off the car and hit the road. However, the car did not show any lights on the dash that there is a problem. Several miles later, the engine failed.

It was the original one with 127,211 miles.

You won't believe this, but he tried 3 different replacement engines during the last month and yet a single one wouldn't work.

The last one he put in has 49,554 miles and burns oil. 

He managed to get rid of the junker yesterday and bought a low mileage 2017 VW Passat diesel.

I AM ASTONISHED THAT CARS CAN BE THAT POORLY MADE.

 

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You won't believe this, but he tried 3 different replacement engines during the last month and yet a single one wouldn't work

I do believe you, that's typical GM.

He managed to get rid of the junker yesterday and bought a low mileage 2017 VW Passat diesel.

OH GOD. He went from bad, to worse!

He should prepare to experience the exact same thing when that DSG blows up.

He has just given me a ride, it's a six speed manual TDI. 2017, 43,321 miles.

Oh then it’s reasonable, but I’m seeing so many issues with new modern VWs it’s really incredible.

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Posted by: @kristtboda

the cooling reservoir snapped off the car and hit the road.

 

 

... and the driver didn't notice ?

No, he didn't actually. Even the lights on the dash weren't lit. We found out later when we towed it back home that the entire cooling reservoir was missing and the hose leading to it was still there but loose.

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Posted by: @kristtboda

3 different replacement engines during the last month and yet a single one wouldn't work.

Where was he buying these engines? Were they remanufactured ones and was a compression test done on each one?

Posted by: @kristtboda

bought a low mileage 2017 VW Passat diesel

I hope he didn't too much for that and he'd better maintain that vehicle because of $$$ parts.

@kesterpaul62 - Clearly, the junkyard engines he got were, how do you say - JUNK!

They were used engines from a used car engine website in my country.

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