1999 Volkswagen Golf S 2.0 from UK and Ireland
Very disappointed with both the car and the dealers
Small irritating electrical faults.
Suspension rattles and knocks.
Rain leaks in through door seals.
Interior trim fell off in footwell.
Alarm packed in.
Engine management system failed.
Drinks oil (dealer says this is not a problem!)
Bought this as an ex-demo from dealer. It has been back so often they think I'm one of the staff. Have lost count of the number of visits.
Lots of niggly faults. Dealer can't do anything right first time except write out large invoices. Wipers noisy on all speeds and several annoying electrical faults. To be fair they eventually manage to fix most things.
Handling pretty mediocre. Wallows and rolls badly. My Mondeo went round corners much better. Suspension knocks fixed under warranty.
Door seals replaced twice, but still leak in heavy rain when on the motorway. Dealer says it is a common problem. Doors creak and groan.
Went for a Golf because of the alleged build quality and reliability. What a mistake. Should have stuck to Ford.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 20th November, 2002