Bought this car new after 14 great years with a Jetta.
This car has more bells/whistles than the Jetta but is not as rugged, tho I have hauled more stuff in the Golf and done more city driving.
But I have 105K on it and haven't had to do any major repairs except it now needs a timing belt.
This car is fun to drive and comfortable as I am short, but it is difficult for passengers with long legs.
The latch to allow trunk expansion over folded rear seats broke, which is inconvenient and I broke the antenna off on the excellent sound system which limits its radius - both pricey repairs but work arounds.
Good maint from dealer.
Fun to drive.
Hugs road and responds well.
Handles snow pretty well up to 5 inches.
Lots of cargo space.
Good sound system.
Good temp controls.
Impossible to lock yourself out.
Good one-person car.
Too many unnecessary lightbulbs.
Cupholder in way of stereo.
Doors always locking themselves.
Limited legspace when cargo space expanded - pain to change around.
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