The golf should be a Great hatchback coming from Germany, but its not.
Differential seal went at 57,000 taking clutch with it after oil leak.
Gear selection problem since new box.
Gear linkages unhooked themselves, impressing Volkswagen assistance technician on call out.
Near side rear brake caliper failed, and leaked brake fluid.
Gearbox mounting bolt sheared after original bolts were used (after this problem was sorted, the gearbox finally felt as new, first time since old box was taken away, making me think, maybe the box was never quite installed correctly)
Main dealer helpful all the way, with all problems, even when Volkswagen assistance courtesy car needed to be returned, they found me one of their cars to get in, and kept me mobile.
Shame the car was such a problem in the first place though.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th June, 2005