2001 Volkswagen Bora Sport 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
Like the car, but too many small problems
Remote locking has never worked.
Electric window mechanism collapsed.
Intermittent power loss.
Wheel bearing failed.
Clutch and dual mass flywheel.
Suspension wishbones replaced.
Glow plugs have never worked properly, despite replacing various parts.
Door locks have failed on driver and passenger side doors.
I had always wanted a Bora TDi, and spotted one that was cheap in a good colour with nice trim. The car was cheap because it had problems, which in all fairness can happen to any car at this age and mileage. I could so easily have paid three times as much and still had problems.
It is a comfortable car, and is very quiet on the motorway. The sound system is good, and I really like how the dashboard lights up blue and red.
The car has had to earn its keep, and I have been commuting 70 miles a day, which it has taken in its stride; get into sixth gear and it eats up the miles.
I have read up countless remedies to the intermittent power loss problem; the car just dies when overtaking on the motorway. It still drives, but just won't go any faster.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd January, 2014