Repaired back window washer jet.
Rear wiper blade too long (from the factory) wore paint off hatch back.
Repainted rear lid panel.
Windshield wiper arm loose.
Dash lights don't work.
Have replaced numerous head and tail light bulbs.
Replaced Mass air flow sensor.
Need to add diesel pump lubricant at each fill up - 4 litre jug @$40 (Canadian)
Replaced rear brake pads three times since purchase.
Replaced rear rotors.
Rubber seal around doors deteriorating.
VW insignia in center of wheel flew off somewhere. They're only glued on.
Passenger side seat release lever keeps coming off.
Premature replacement of tires.
Shroud underneath engine ripped and cracked.
Aluminum oil pan - susceptible to fracture.
Floor mat snaps broken.
Bra trapped dirt and wore paint.
In traffic, visibility is poor for lane changing (blind spots)
In wet weather the outside mirrors are useless. Instead of the water running off it sits on the mirror impairing visibility
Takes forever for windshield to clear in cold weather.
The heat airflow distribution is poorly designed. To keep the windshield clear you forfeit warmth in the rest of the car.
Stereo system is not all its cracked up to be.
Parts are too expensive.
Poor overall paint quality.
Poor manufacturer and dealer service.
Compared to previously owned car the ergonomics make for uncomfortable long distance driving.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 24th September, 2004