Most fun you can get for under 6 grand
You mean besides the front bumper being ripped off in a slide that was a little too deep?
Before I owned it, my friend and I were taking it through the AZ desert at about 120 mph, when bad gasoline bought at the border caused a valve to burn out. The rest of the head was perfect though.
Heater core blew, that was a recall issue, previous owner chose to ignore it.
Alternator went out at about 130K.
Set this car up well for a tight series of corners, and 350Zs will be left in your little tiny mirrors. Seriously.
Not outrageously fast up straights, (but fast for its time) corner entry is as fast as any car I have ever driven.
However, it is a VW.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th January, 2005