1999 Volkswagen Golf GLS from North America
A HUGE waste of money... it is fun to drive, though
I have had the heated oxygen sensor replaced three times. This part was recalled by VW, but they assure me that my car was not part of that recall. They offer no reason as to why this part has failed so often in my car.
Several of the buttons on my stereo stopped working. The entire stereo had to be replaced.
I have had the rear window washer pump replaced twice.
I have had the visor replaced once because the plastic hinges simply snapped one day.
A loose spring magically appeared under the drivers seat one day. The repair required that the seat base be replaced.
The alarm failed once and several parts needed to be replaced. It is currently acting up again.
The cup holder is broken and will cost me $130 to fix. The cup holder broke through normal use, not harsh treatment.
The glove compartment is broken and will cost $250 to fix. I opened it one day and one of the arms just snapped.
The passenger-side air vent is broken and will cost $90 to fix.
Currently, the air bag light is on.
This is a very fun car to drive. It is zippy, even at high speeds.
It is has a very spacious interior and it is comfortable.
It is, however, not worth the repairs.
I WAS a very dedicated VW owner, all of that changed with the purchase of this car. I will NEVER buy another VW for the rest of my life.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 9th August, 2002