2009 VW Jetta still running great, with no junk yard in sight.
I haven't had any major problems with my car, given that it is ten years old. Recently I have had to replace the ignition switch. There is a small oil leak but the dealer tells me it is not necessary to fix since it is a $1000 repair. I do need a new ac unit, but that too is $1400. I do not drive more than 5 miles at a time because I am fortunate enough to live in a place I can walk everywhere, including work. For its age, the car works great, it still has great pick up and does not look very dated on the outside. The trunk is giant, and the leatherette seats are great because I am not fearful of my dogs ruining them. Overall, I am very happy with my purchase and am waiting for this car to kick the bucket before considering a new one.