Better than the Golf GTi
In 9 years, very little.
The sump went porous after about 4 years.
I have had problems with the rear callipers seizing if the car is idle for a while. Both have been replaced.
Front wheel bearings don't last long again, both have been replaced twice and the passenger side is humming again.
On the whole, very reliable.
Fast car if the revs are kept up and better handling than the Golf GTi.
Engine still seems to be loosening up and it doesn't use a drop of oil.
I do all my own servicing and repairs, relatively easy car to work on.
I don't think I will part with this car as I thoroughly enjoy driving it even compared to my wife's 1999 Golf GT TDI which is also an excellent car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th December, 2000