How is the reliability of Volkswagen these days?


VW is offering some serious discounts on its vehicles these days for obvious reasons, making them very tempting. VW, at least in the U.S., has been dogged with a reputation of unreliability and expensive repair bills. Mention VW and the first thing out of my sister-in-law's mouth is the story of her friend's VW that basically committed suicide one part at a time.

Has it gotten better in recent years? I realize every car company has its lemons and these horror stories are the ones you're going to hear about but if there are a lot of them, you have to worry.