Just returned a few minutes ago from a 4 hour drive returning from Seattle. Bought a 2007 VW Beetle with 36,000 miles on it. When my wife drives up with the car, we notice right away a major oil leak. The dip stick doesn't register any oil. I immediately put three quarts in it and pull it in my shop - it appears to be leaking from the oil filter housing. When we inspected the car at the car lot, it was raining intensley. We noticed fluids on the lot but we didn't crawl under the care because of the weather. Because it is a major car dealership who deals in high-end cars, I took the saleman word that the rainbow fluids spreading around the car were not from our "bug."
Here's my question. Obviously I'm going to have some words with them tomorrow. But IF it is an easy fix, like replacing the filter housing, would you keep the car after driving it 200 miles with it leaking oil profusely? Could it have caused problems with the engine that are undetectable right now but will appear later? This dealership has a 7 day return policy (although they won't refund your money they will allow you to pick another car).
What do you think? My daughter LOVES the car and doesn't want to return it.
have the same problem?
Sunday, June 19th, 2011 AT 6:21 AM