Steering suddenly became 'sticky'. It is not smooth, and feels like it sticks in the centre position. The was after 15,000km.
Couldn't have been more pleased with the car..! Very economical (average 5L/100km), it's comfortable, the build quality is excellent. It's the 110bhp so not very fast, but still good and handles very well. Plenty of space inside. Boot is good. Seats not perfect - not enough under-leg support and it doesn't adjust in the way they need too - especially tilt.
Usual problems with dealers in Italy. Lack of information, assume you know nothing about cars so try to charge for everything they can dream of. They said the steering was probably the tracking.. unlikely as it only happens when the car gets warm. So, they kept us waiting for three and half hours and then told us it didn't solve it. It's the rack which will be replaced under warranty. But then they charged us 77 euros for doing the tacking!!! Was their wrong diagnosis.. Once they replace the rack, we'll argue this point with VW. They also charge 30 euros a day for leaving the car with them when they fix it.. What??! That's very imaginative of them.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th February, 2010