I had to get it safetied for insurance, and all I had to do was replace one of the back shocks because it was leaking. I replaced both because they come in pairs.
If anything sounds funny or acts funny, I use my common sense and take it into the shop. I take it so a Volkswagen dealership just because I think these cars are quite a bit different than domestics, so I take it to the people who know them best.
This car is hilarious! Sometimes when I start it, the horn honks, sometimes just a quick barely audible honk, and sometimes a long long honk. Most of the time there is no honk.
Sometimes I have trouble getting into the trunk.
Mostly I just LOVE this car. I have driven it a lot since I have had it and sometimes it does funny things, but it has never stranded me and I would not even think twice about taking it on a huge road trip. If you can keep up the little things on this car, I would definitely recommend buying it.
Oh, this was funny to me at first, but now I am used to it. Mine is a 3 speed automatic transmission. I had never even heard of that, but once I got used to it revving at 3000 rpm at 100 km/h, it was fine.
The gas mileage is really good in the city and good on the highway. Staying close to the speed limit on the highway helps a lot because of the small motor in this car.
I started putting premium gas in it this winter, and the car seems to LOVE it, so I think I will continue to do that. I get better mileage, so I think its worth it.
Lots of cabin space.
Lots of trunk space.