Power steering broke - £269.28.
Driver's window faulty (sticks going up/down) - afraid to ask the repair cost.
Air intake fell off - £23.83.
Seat trim and adjusters fell off - £80.47.
Petrol flap actuator broke - £74.57.
Rear console bushes split - £194.83.
Remote locking key wouldn't work.
Well, what can I say, these are the current faults on a car not yet 5 years old with less than 40000 mikes on the clock. Concerning? Just a little when it's your daughter driving it!
My sister purchased this car for my daughter, 3 weeks before she died in Sept 2010. She wanted to make sure that her favourite niece was driving, in her words, "a safe, reliable, sturdy car", in her absence. This has turned out to be NONE of these.
What's more concerning, however, is the support or customer care received from Volkswagen customer care services. Who appear to feel these defects are a retailers problem, and not a manufacturing problem. And appear to 'pass the buck'.
Be warned, if your car is out of its measly 3 year warranty, be prepared to pay through the nose, or sell a kidney to pay for the cost of repair.
Would I recommend this car? Not in a million years, for the price you pay, both at the time of purchase and the extortionate cost of servicing, parts and labour.
Measly 3 year warranty!
Why don't Volkswagen put their money where their mouth is, and guarantee their cars for longer, if they're so safe and reliable?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 4th January, 2013