Drives and sounds nice, but plenty of niggles
Fans stopped working on slow speed. Requires replacement of both fans at a cost of around £400.
Seized rear brake caliper.
Engine management fault (lambda sensor).
Worn front suspension bushes.
Plastic coating peeling off of interior plastics.
Handbrake button rattling.
Plenty of other rattles from the interior trim.
This car looks good and drives well, however reliability and build quality quality isn't all that great. My previous car was a BMW 5 series, and that was 100% reliable in the time I owned it despite being older and having covered more miles.
The car hasn't actually broken down, but I have had plenty of annoying niggles. VW's reputation would have you believe they are better than they really are.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 22nd March, 2012