2000 Volkswagen Golf V6 4-Motion 2.8 V6 petrol from UK and Ireland
Fast, comfortable, but prone to failure
Coil pack replaced 40000 miles - caused misfire.
Anti-roll bar replaced 40000 miles - bush wear.
Acceleration sensors replaced 40000 miles - no traction control / ESP.
Steering arm replaced 45000 miles - bush wear.
Fans replaced 50000 miles - failed caused overheating.
Air mass flow sensor 50000 miles - replaced.
Fast car (6.9 0-62 with two gear changes!)
Very good cruiser for size - engine and 4wd transmission are excellent.
Great "apparent" build quality - interior.
Too many parts have worn / failed too quickly.
Dealer ranged from helpful to downright rude depending on individual and specific problem.
This car has become a very expensive mistake ~£2000 of repairs in 2 years.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 19th October, 2005
Your experience seems to mirror mine. Bought my Bora at 36k. The ESP was broken on test drive and fixed. got it home and the air mass meter failed. Interior not bad, but not to VW so called build quality. Odd electrical faults and various interior rattles.
I could have bought, as my friends did, a Ford or Vauxhall several years newer for the same money. They have not had the issues I have had.
It is a real shame as the car is, in general, well built, but penny pinching is very evident.
Sorry. I did not mention my anti roll bar bushes needed replacing before 40k.