I have had this car for 9 years and counting. Finding parking is easy due to its size and maneuverability. The only time I ever had any trouble with it was when I took it to a non-VW specialist for a simple oil change. They told me that I need to fix all sorts of things and 2 weeks later my car started leaking oil. I took it back to my VW specialist. It took him a few times to figure our what was wrong but he did not charge me additional when I had to take it back. He fixed it and I haven't had any problems since. Bottom line: if you don't take it to the dealer, take it to someone that specializes in VWs. If I need to get a new car, I will get a VW just so I can keep my mechanic.
Fits into parking spaces well. Gas mileage is terrific. and it's just fun to drive with the top down on a beautiful day.
a little more power wouldn't hurt. you can't put large drinks in the cup holder.
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