1996 Volkswagen Vento CL 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland
Slow, poor handling and unreliable
Where to start?
Refuses to start cold.
Electric windows have a mind of their own.
Even the slightest hint of a wet road would previously result in the engine cutting out. A little tinkering sorted this in the main, but the issue returned intermittently.
Thermostat failed causing it to overheat. Took car to a very reputable mechanic and he discovered that the head gasket's on its last legs, and the driver's side CV joint's about to go.
The car's slow, handles poorly, and leans on its doorhandles in corners.
The body roll prevents the car from being comfortable.
Woeful engine lacks power, torque or reliability.
There is nothing about the car that I like.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 17th May, 2009