1998 Volkswagen Vento TDI 1.9 turbo disel 90bhp from UK and Ireland
Poor body work
The car is currently being overhauled.
Compare to VWs built in 1990, the exterior rust proofing on this car is poor. The base coat is water based. Any fracture in this coat and rust quickly takes hold and spreads. NOT GOOD!
The underbody has flanged spot welded seams, which are prone to rusting.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 20th March, 2007
5th Feb 2010, 15:59
I've got a 1997 Vento TDI and literally every panel has significant rust on it, the sills and parts of the floorpan are rotten too! Not only that, but the car in general feels rough and ready, there are loads of design flaws (not least the stupid ignition key position, which is very close to the wiper stalk, leading to you inadvertently putting the wipers on every time you go to either start or stop the engine). This is the third VW I have had, and all have been well below my expectations, I won't be buying another...