Car is OK, but expected better quality from VW
2002 - Mass air flow sensor replaced (under warranty).
2003 - Window clips replaced (under warranty).
2003 - Brake light sensor replaced (under warranty).
2004 - Broken armrest.
2006 - Water pump replaced (under warranty).
2008 - Check engine light came on and loss of power - resulted in ONE bad spark plug wire... which I paid the dealer $200 to replace! Ouch.
2009 - Check engine light came on the next year with the same symptoms as the previous year. I took it to Pep Boys and had them replace all my wires and spark plugs. Replacing spark plug wires one by one would have been very costly! Check engine light gone and issue fixed.
2010/5 - Power steering fluid leak. Had a family mechanic check it out and he replaced the front axle (rebuilt).
2010/6/22 - Check engine light. The car has trouble starting at times. Currently at the dealer. Turns out I need to replace a multi-function sensor for the check engine light. Also having them look at the transmission not going into reverse at times. Transmission issue should be covered under drivetrain warranty (10 years/100k?) We'll see...
I like the looks of this car, but it's cheaper to fix the darn thing than to get a new car at this point.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 23rd June, 2010