12 years ago, I bought this car for my wifes birthday. Now, I drive it to work. My 83 mile commute is a blast. Even though the car has 162000 miles on it, it still gets up to 90 when I pass. I have only spent about 1000 in parts over the past 5 years. My total cost per mile is about $0.17 over the lifetime of the car. It still gets 27 miles per gallon. I could not be happier with this vehicle.
Straight up fast. Goes from 65 to 90 in a heartbeat.
I have owned my TSI for 10 years now and have no serious complaints. It has been a very reliable car; virtually zero problems with no time in the shop except for routine maintenance. It's very peppy and fun to drive with a nice firm handling suspension unusual in large American cars of the time. Both the interiors and exteriors barely show their age and it is still a stylish new looking car after all these years.
The autostick is a great feature for mountain roads and snow where more control than fully automatic is desired.
first off i really do like my eagle
esi.if it were not for the faulty
electrical problems(corrrosion of
major wires)and the never ceasing
front end problems this car could be a
high 9 in ratings.interior is roomy
and comfortable.the 3.3 i have even at
163,000 miles + still has no loss in
pickup.body has been solid and is just
starting to show trunk lid rust.my big
beef though has been with the front
end components of the car.at 56000
mile i had to replace the rack and
pinion components,the ball joints and
connecting rods and struts.since then
it has been 4 more complete sets of
ball joints and tie rod ends.
interior layout,very comfortable.nice
pickup of the 3.3 engine
even though car is no longer available
any improvements to electrical system
in its intrepid brother would be a