26th Nov 2001, 13:01

Yep. We have had one for nearly 3 years and 50,000 miles and it has been a big disappointment - AND I know of 4 others that have had the same problems. Ours has had something like 14 unscheduled visits to the garage. An overrated, expensive disppointment.

30th Nov 2001, 17:43

I drive a new Seat Toledo and have done almost 50,000 miles of totally trouble free pleasurable driving. It was assembled in Belgium and doesn't even have a rattle. So comfortable and so many extras.

I drove a Golf 1500 GLS for 13 years in South Africa. I then drove a 1600 Fox. It was a booted version of the South African Citi Golf. These two South African made cars gave me incredibly reliable service. If you get a car made during one of their strikes, you could be in for trouble.

25th Jan 2002, 20:17

I've had a 1.8T since 1999. Apart from a cranky sunroof, 2 rear light bulbs blowing I've had absolutely no problems. Cannot fault the car or find cause for complaint whatsoever. Leather Recaro's are a firm and beautiful, very smooth engine, refined ride and solid interior. I'm just gutted that in a momentary lapse of concentration, I stashed it into a motorway slip road barrier at 60mph : (

Maybe next time I'll consider 4WD!

31st Jul 2002, 04:50

So you payed 3000 pounds more for your Golf, only to discover you have the same build quality (POOR) as my Seat Leon.

So even lemons have different prices.

3rd Sep 2002, 15:33

My Seat Toledo has excellent build quality. I have had it since the end of 1999. Superb car!

25th Oct 2002, 14:12

I agree with you. My Golf's built quality is HOPELESS. I will never, ever buy a Volkswagen again in my life. Nice car, but over rated and over priced.

12th Dec 2002, 04:28

It's not just the turbo either. My 2.0 GTI has been in 15 times in 2.5 years. Last time for its third Lambda probe. Had it since new and only me or the wife drive it so its been looked after. Now there is something loose in the driver's door and the centre console is rattling. Dealer has been helpful and none of the faults are down to them, but the car just keeps on going wrong. Some friends have also had lots of problems with their GTI 2.0 including using 2 litres of oil every 3000 miles.