1999 Volkswagen Golf GTi I4 from North America
I paid $17,000 for a junker that falls apart on a nearly continuous basis
Electric windows failed 3 months after I bought the car. I have had the windows repaired at the Volkswagen dealership and they fail again in a few months. The most annoying part is that the window falls into a down position when it fails. Currently, the passenger window is failed and stuck down (I had to tape plastic over the door!). This will be the seventh window repair!
Rear seatbelt stuck. Something with spooling mechanism.
Sunroof slipped off track and stuck. I managed to fix myself with a screwdriver.
Engine light is currently on. I have spent $700 in repairs to make the light go out, but I am told $500 more is necessary to finish.
Lot of broken plastic items like hinge in glovebox, seat recliner levers, and sunroof track.
Too many failures for a 3 year old car. Windows failing and falling down have resulted in water damage on upholstery.
I bought it new and anticipated only oil and filter changes, but have had to fix a lot more.
The only good thing I can say is that it Starts up and runs reliably.
I am currently demanding a partial refund for this car from Volkswagen of America.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 30th September, 2002