Could be better
The car looks great and handles well, but the engine is very small and it gives you the feeling that the car is too heavy, and it needs to go on a diet.
Other problem; the acceleration is dead, the kickdown doesn't work most of the times; when you climb a hill, it just dies. Problem with the transmission; it always slides between 3 and 4 gears, which gives it an uncomfortable ride.
It looks great, it has a lot of accessories, but the engine is too slow, and the automatic gear box is bad, but no electric or engine problems.
Another problem is that it loves to drink a lot of fuel compared to other 1.6s. We have an Acura with a 2.4, and its more economic than the Golf, but girls like it.
It's well built; the materials inside are better than any car in this category.
It's good for a woman who needs to pick up her kids, but not for performance on the road.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 6th January, 2010