A true handbuilt VW sports car that performs great and holds its own against Porsches and BMWs
The heater core failed but was covered under warranty.
The head gasket began to fail and was replaced at 100,000 miles.
I recently replaced my original clutch at 135,000 miles.
The only other major problem has been overheating and blowing/rupturing coolant hoses. I recently replaced the radiator and this has cooled the car dramatically. Due to high heat in the engine bay I now inspect hoses annually for possible preventive replacement.
The car is marvelous. The styling is wonderful and the interior simple and very comfortable. The car is great for long trips or high-speed driving. I would never, ever sell this car. It is one of those cars that has everything you need!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th June, 2000