Vital screw came loose in transmission around 100 miles.
Stock tires wore out too quickly. Due to defective brand.
Driver's window makes grinding noise when it is rolled up.
Brake pads worn and replaced around 92000 miles.
Windshield wiper switch broke due to wiring malfunction. (Apparently, this is a recall issue.)
I purchased my Trek to replace my 1989 Honda Accord, which was stolen and stripped (later found with nothing on it or in it). I debated on whether or not to purchase another Honda since the Accord LX-i was very fun to drive. But my family is 30+ year Volkswagen owners and swears by them, plus the fact that my first car was a 1979 Rabbit. So I gave in and got the Trek version (mostly for the new bike).
The car was inexpensive (in VW standards) and stylish. It came with a rear spoiler, sunroof, fog lights, auto locks, auto windows, sport wheels, sport seats, the Trek bike and roof rack. Aside from the "package" items, the car is fun to drive!
Even though it's only a 4-cylinder, 2.0 liter, the car really picks up and goes. Gas mileage is better than expected. Having owned the car for six years, I swear it gets better all the time. Last time I checked, I was getting 35 miles per gallon (highway of course). And I've topped out at 110 miles per hour with no effort (that's as high as my adrenaline would let me go).
The seats are comfortable, the cabin is roomy, the trunk is large (much larger than the Honda), shifting is smooth, and if I close my eyes I could swear I'm driving German luxury without the sticker shock.
I've had no disappointments with the car except for the tires. I was made aware that defective tires were used that year, and I didn't realize I had a tire warranty. Also, the cup holders were a poor design.
At 107,000 miles, I'm ready to put on 107,000 more!