Low cost, honest, motoring with prestige
Diesel pump - Well documented fault, fixed at a fraction of the price. Research on well known forums. Involves changing the electronics on the top of the pump.
Usual consumables, power steering pump, cracked headlight, rear washer motor, door handle cable. All fixed by myself using the Haynes manual.
4 years of ownership - 50,000 miles. Not bad for an 18 year old car.
Practical, spacious, reliable, efficient. 50mpg in winter. 55mpg in summer.
Lazy motorway cruiser. Legendary 1.9 TDI engine code 1Z (90BHP) won't win any races, best suited for eating up motorways on the continent. The 'old barge' was an excellent companion on these long journeys.
Part of the family. It was a sad day when she moved onto pastures new - Local mechanic will fix the clutch and run it as a spare.
Hats off to those still keeping these fine machines alive.
Classic example of German over-engineering.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th December, 2011