Air intake flow meter replaced.
Front Suspension link arms are consistently requiring replacement. Have probably replaced six at this stage. Am currently getting better results from non VW replacements.
Track rod ends on both sides at least twice.
Coolant hoses leaks.
Fuel line leaks.
Door handles failures.
Electric window switch has developed a problem and only works if repeatedly pressed.
The front suspension in these cars is constantly requiring attention. I don’t do much motorway driving, but I reckon that all the suspension was designed for.
I have NEVER brought this car in for a service that it didn't need extra work for rattles in the front.
The guy in the auto electric shop who replaced the air intake meter said that 25% of his work was modern VW cars.
Admittedly it is economical and drives/handles well. This however is outweighed by the constant elevated service costs.
Having previously owned both a 1986 Jetta diesel & a 1989 Golf diesel I had high expectations from this car and unfortunately it hasn’t come close.. VW need to go back to what they were once excellent at... Solid Reliable Basic Motors that went and went and went, you only brought them for a service when you felt guilty!!