Clutch - replaced for first time after 147,000 miles :)
Rust on bottom of doors (Three door Model).
Timing needs setting monthly.
Reconditioned fuel pump after 140,000 miles.
Brakes - What can I say, it stops quicker if you open the door and stick your foot on the floor!!! - Terrible.
Slightly underpowered. - fine around town. :) Nearly 45Mpg - everywhere!
13 pounds to fill up from empty (Four Star). :)
V.Easy to work on.
Best handling car at high motorway speed I have ever driven in it's size range.
Good for 105 mph - apparently!
Only 4 gears - what where VW thinking?
Full set of tyres for 35 pounds! :)
Full exhaust system for 40 pounds :)
No stereo, fan would never blow out cold air (ever), easy to break into (as demo'd 3 times).
0 - 30mph has to be measured on a calendar not a stopwatch.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd December, 1998