Nice car for wintry driving. At
31,000+ miles my check engine light
came on and I needed a new mass air
flow sensor (total repair $325).
According to the Vortex website--this
is a known problem, and I felt that it
should have been covered under the 10
yr powertrain warranty. There was a
class action filed against VWofAm so,
that I think the window regulator
problem others mention now falls under
a separate 7 yr warranty. Other than
the sensor, it has been great for me
with only the usual scheduled
maintenance. I'd buy this car again as
a V6 GTI or trade up to another German
Fits a small person well. Easiest car
to park in a big city. Decent sound
system and exterior styling (copied by
many). Zippy acceleration. I luv
this car--I can see why it's
consistently a top seller in Europe.
When going above 80 mph, you can hear
engine noise; needs a 6th gear. Also,
the location of the trunk light ONLY
makes sense if you have a CD changer.
Car should come with a parking light
option on/off. Like the Audis, the
moonroof should have lit up dials at
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