Bought new 1996. Issues: transmission
ground wire, dash replaced w/in 1st month.
Went through 3 trans due to rupture mixing
coolant/tranny fluid. Battery power surge,
3rd set of plug wires, ignition coil arching
ceased engine while driving. Think I got it
all fixed now.
Handles well. Hatchback rules. Good
pickup, easy to manuever, great for parking
downtown, hauled 42 bags of mulch, 15ft
ladder, tandem bike, weber gold gas grill (in
box) among other things.
Power windows would have been nice. 4
wheel disks as well. Better gas mileage.
Better QC coming off the line. VW still has
work to do on electrical issues.