2002 Volkswagen Golf tdi 1.7 diesel from North America
It's a great economical and dependable car
The third rear window wiper motor has just been installed, but not bad for almost a million kilometers. replaced front bearing hub on left and right at about 650000km.the emergency switch has been replaced, but afterwards I found out it was a recall item, but I was well over the kilometers honoured by VW. a little under 800000 kilometers the brake master blew and lost all brakes, but thank goodness to a great emergency hand brake.
I found this car to be very reliable. A fun car to drive very comfortable, but don't like the windshield being so close to my face and if I pull the driver seat back then I can't put the clutch to the floor. Guess that's why they nicknamed me shorty. Almost a million kilometers and running very strong looks great in the midnight blue almost looks purple in the day and dark blue at night. I would recommend this car to anyone and a selling point to me was the 1200 kilometers to a tank that's great fuel economy for fuel prices now days. Now my friend has the same year, but a bug with the same diesel engine and he says he only gets 950 kilometers to a tank. I guess with anything you get your good and your bad.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th July, 2007
6th Jul 2007, 04:35
Just curious here -- exactly HOW did you manage to rake up 970K-plus kilometres over a period of 6.5 years? My calculation says that driving the car every single day, you average 416 km/day or about 52 km/h if you drive non-stop for 8 hours per day, not even stopping for Christmas, 48 20,000-km oil changes, and 9 timing belt replacements?