2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L from North America
Great little car
I spilled some oil into the engine compartment and in conjunction with running engine oil of too low a viscosity, driving the car very hard, and very hot weather, it developed some engine sludge. It never overheated, but did make a funny sound sometimes. This "problem" was my fault, and was the only thing major that the car developed. There were several recalls during my ownership of it, but I never needed to have anything repaired because it was broken.
This was my car while at college. In reflection, it was probably the best car for that time in my life. It had plenty of space -- I'd regularly carry four and five people. It was fun to drive, but not fast. I moved 1400 miles in it, carrying all of my stuff in it. It had an amazing sound system. It was nicely styled -- very understated.
Though I didn't drive much, I spent a lot of time in the car. I had many wonderful experiences in it, and it pretty much never failed me during the five years I had it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th January, 2008