Fun every time, and never gets old!
Yes, window brackets.
Light bulbs (every 6 months).
Radiator rotted out @ 230k miles.
Spark plug popped out at 130k miles (I guess I should have given it a tune up! LOL!)
Some gasket... 8 hr job... but worth it!
Hit and run... dent... rust 4 yrs later... and I live in the north east!
This is the best VW ever! I have had this car since it was only 26k miles old! It's now 248k miles old! Everything is original from the factory, from the shocks to the clutch! Except for the things I have mentioned from before.
I had 2 problems with it.
1) I never gave it a tune up, up until the #2 plug popped off after going through a toll.
2) One of the engine seals cracked over time. All engine oil was drained in my driveway and on the highway. The car was running on no oil for 3 miles. My mechanic (he's like Jesus) replaced it and the car runs fine!
If you want a car, go buy an American or Japanese car... this is not a car! This is like another life form. It has a pulse, it responds to you, it keeps your ass warm in the winter and will give you speeding tickets in the summer... and after you change the oil 20k miles later... you might even wash it and tell it "I love you!!!"
And for all of you that think this car is crap, you should have bought a BMW or Mercedes.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th January, 2010