Volkswagen Bora Review from Israel

2001 Volkswagen Bora 1.9 Tdi 90 bhp

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.9 Tdi 90 bhp Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired190000 kilometres
Most recent distance194000 kilometres
Previous carSkoda Octavia


Quality ride and economical


None so far.

General Comments:

Car a bit sluggish on acceleration, but cruises well on motorways. Enough acceleration when you need it though. Steering and handling precise and light, a sheer pleasure in town.

Comfortable seating on journeys and solid feel with good ergonomics. Good level of equipment, although my model doesn't have trip computer which is a shame. When using lights in daytime, there is no dashboard symbol to tell you they're on.

Fuel economy is very good, around 17.5 Km/Ltr on motorway and urban.

I had a Skoda Octavia which was stolen. In my opinion the Skoda's got more "presence and grace" with a big car feeling and a better cruiser, but the Bora is lighter, smaller and better equipped.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 25th May, 2006

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review