9 years and counting
By 1999 VW on
1999 Volkswagen GTI GLS 2dr Hatchback (midyear)
I had the window problems as well. Basically the regulators on the power windows were plastic. They put metal after market regulators in my car at 6 months and I have never had a problem since. Interior quality is very good. I have this car 9 years and seats look almost new. Dash still looks very good. Cup holders were a bad design and they broke on my car. I have had little issues through the years. Seems like a lot of plastic on this car. Water pump went after 3 years. The impellar on the water pump was plastic. Replaced with after market pump with metal impellar...and no problems. I have a manual transmission and still have original clutch with 121k miles. No engine issues.
The driver seat has good adjustment ability (up/down as well as traditional). Instrument cluster was/is cool with the non traditional lighting.