Volkswagen Bora Review from Dominican Republic

2000 Volkswagen Bora GLS 2.0

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.3 / 10
Distance when acquired92000 kilometres
Most recent distance125000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Civic


Very unreliable car but fun to drive


Transmission differential broke down leaving me stranded, spark plug core blew out leaving me with little power (lucky I was in the city not on the highway) ; A/C compressor and evaporator stopped working; Engine needed piston ring replacement; shocks/bushings had to be replaced; jerky transmission throughout ownership; interior very worn.

General Comments:

I loved driving my 01 bora but the problems were too many to count. I had to sell within a year of buying it because it just couldn't be trusted and I didn't have enough time to fix all of the problems. I would consider buying another VW though because I really liked the way the car drove (when it drove:P)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st March, 2008

Average review marks: 4.3 / 10, based on 1 review