Well engineered, comfy and built to last
Nothing has gone wrong in the short time I have owned this car.
The car has only had two owners and this must say something as the car is 16 years old.
It has full VAG service history until 109000 and then every receipt for service parts etc since. (oil changed every 3000 miles etc)
Has had a gearbox rebuild around 90k.
Has had the carb rubber mounting replaced around 120k.
Has receipts for 4 downpipes (Must be the weakest part of the exhaust)
Front strut top mounts and dampers have been replaced along with the dampers around 120k.
Other than service items this car seems to have been trouble free for the previous owners.
The bodywork is in outstanding condition and the interior has no wear apart from the gear lever gaitor.
A very over engineered car!
Spec is quite good for the year, 4x elec windows, tinted glass, rev counter.
No power steering, which is only heavy at parking speeds (it is also one less thing to go wrong.)
Service items are readily available from Eurocarparts/GSF and its very simple to work on.
MPG is around 36-42, which is excellent for a heavy car.
Insurance is the only downside as it is a high group.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th August, 2005