Most unreliable car I have ever owned.
This list of problems is endless. Mass
Air Flow sensor, headlights, dashboard
lights, glove box..twice (and do you
think that VW has even reconized this
problem?), ABS, Hydraulic brake unit,
radio and on and on and on. Thank
goodness that I have roll down
windows...I see that many people have
had problems with their power windows.
Make the car more mechanice friendly.
Give the computer codes to mechanics so
that people don't have to be disgusted
going back to the dealership all of the
time to get repairs.
This vehicle performed very well after
my purchase. But after maintaining
this car it diminished in performance
to the point where problems could not
be solved. I believe it is a good
vehicle but being a diesel may be its
downfall. If you buy one, BE CERTAIN
there is a certified mechanic that can
service it. My performance rating
Holds the road comfortably at high
Even in the coldest winter (10 degrees)
it started without a problem.
This car has been stone reliable (mine
is a German car). I live in the NE,
and these roads are horrible,
especially in winter. The Golf has been
a great companion for my long distance
commute, and I will probably never own
a car that costs less per mile. And it
is VERY good in the snow with snow
It is a stealthy, low flying speedster.
The radio (non-Monsoon) is a good one.
Love the tilt and telescope steering
wheel. Handling. Ride (most of the
time). Build quality. Durable paint.
Looks. Engine. MPG. ETC, etc, and so on.
Redesign the glovebox. Timing chain not
belts. Go back to manufacturing them in
Germany. 16 inch wheels standard.
Headlights could be brighter. A little
more ground clearance. Better
I bought my TDI new. I have put on a
lot of miles, so the good gas milage is
great. However, I have experienced
high repair cost so what I am saving in
gas I am paying in repairs. Not many
mechanics can work on diesel engines so
I am a the mercy of the dealer. At 80K
miles my turbo died. Still waiting to
hear why and how much it is to repair.
Service provided by VW is very
expensive ($82/hr for labor).
Additionally, VW charges more for any
work done on a diesel vehicle. Regular
oil change cost $55.
A bit small. Better warranty coverage
or less repairs!