2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GLX 2.0L from North America
The driver's side window only goes up on the second try.
Front bearings replaced upon purchase.
Radio restarted = code needed to be entered 3 times.
Coolant and oil leak fix.
Door handle peeling.
I live in Ontario, and this car was from Washington DC, then was moved to Montreal where I purchased it for $4,500 (private).
It had a few problems before I bought it, like bearings needed to be replaced, and oil filter, oil and seals changed, which ran me up at my local mechanic $900.
Then a month later it leaked twice; first was coolant, then oil, which was at 101,000 miles.
After the fixes, I drove to Vermont and New York during winter, and the car ran great; the heat is amazing, and the heated seats are great.
Of course spring rolled in quickly, and with the top down, just made me even happier. No problems for a couple of months now :). All that's left to do is fix my radio; FM and AM do not work, but I use XM radio instead.
NOTE: Cabrio interior parts are really hard to find.
In the end, if you get this car at a low price; $5,000 and under, it's great. A Ford dealership offered me $8,000 for the car. Of course I'll wait until the summer is over, and it depends if the car wants to give me any more problems.
Bottom line: Love the car and great price. Looks expensive and cool, but real cheap.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th April, 2010