Good for the price, but has me worried
The engine light started coming on intermittently at about 5000 miles.
At 7500 miles, I took it to my local VW shop, and they fixed it, saying it was a faulty sensor.
The cost of the visit was covered under warranty, but I'm still a bit worried for the future.
The interior is very comfortable and pleasing to the eye.
I like how the doors shut tightly and the car feels "solid".
The handling is nice on turns.
The manual trans has been pretty compliant to my desires, though there seems to be poor power when trying to go up a hill in reverse (e.g., when trying to parallel park on a downslope).
The instrument panel is well designed and looks great at night.
The base stereo system ain't too bad. Not great, but not too bad.
The cloth seats pick up tons of hair from my dog, some of it so stuck on that even vacuum attachments can't lift it off.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th April, 2004