Do not purchase a VW, you will be disappointed and broke from constantly fixing the various problems
Let's see... every 6 months one of my check engine lights is on.
I have had to replace the SAME spark plug 4 times within a 3 year period. 2 of which were 7 months apart.
I had to replace the timing belt, an engine coil clip and the O2 sensor 3 times in the cars "life", and now I have the icon for the coolant levels flashing.
Oh did I mention that this car has had 6 recalls since I've owned it in 6 years? The latest one was the windows malfunctioning and collapsing into the door frame (in below zero temperatures).
For the most part I have brought my car in to get fixed at the VW dealership, each visit costing between $800-$2000. The last time I had the pleasure of returning, was to fix the 4th blown spark plug. My Dad had gone with me, furious because this is continuing to happen not even with a year of the previous blown spark plug, and got the response from the auto repair guy and the VW manager that the spark plug only has a 6 month warranty or 6,000 miles warranty. Conveniently, mine blew about the 7th month of driving it.
I don't drive a lot, and my miles are relatively low, as you can see by the 50,000 miles I have put on the car in 6 years. Even when I complained about having to pay for this replacement multiple times, my response was that is over 6 months since my last visit, even though I only put 2,000 miles on the car since the last spark plug blew.
VW does NOT stand behind their products and parts and I STRONGLY discourage anyone from purchasing a VW! Not only is the car made very poorly, it is EXTREMELY expensive to fix, being that it is German.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 25th March, 2009