2000 Volkswagen Golf Comfortline 1.4 from UK and Ireland
Don't buy it if build quality is paramount
Rear window washer dumped water inside the boot.
Frozen door seals in freezing conditions.
Various rattles and squeaks.
Dealer did not PDI the car before delivery.
A good car but with a somewhat over-rated reputation for build quality. The quality of materials and finish is impressive but my car has started rattling from a number of locations and the seat squeeks. Very irritating. I think VW are masters at perceived quality but the depth of engineering is not what they like us to believe.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 24th January, 2001
29th Mar 2001, 10:11
Not true! The 1.4 Comfortline is best car that I have ever tried!
19th Apr 2001, 03:12
Dumping water in the boot and various squeaks and rattles sounds very much as though I'm not alone then.
The squeaks and rattles are probably faulty door locks (I have had over 4 sets replaced in 10 months and they have gone again). It turns out that VW have been having real problems with locks on all models (so sort it out VW!!!). If it's not that then it could be the center console rubbing on the dash (VW have a kit for this problem).
The dumping water is again a known problem in the winter when the washer pipe freezes and you try to wash your rear window, the water leaks onto the boot lock - if you haven't had it replaced it will probably go soon.
Another unhappy VW customer!!