This car sucks! Definitely not worth
the money you'll spend. Power window
regulators break regularly, all four
of them for $350 a pop. Power locks
and alarm will malfunction, beware
possibly VW service's ploy so you'll
dump more money into it. Why even put
heated seats, it only lasted less than
3 years and cost $600 to fix. Don't be
fooled by its look! Save yourself!
So, my wife has never owned anything
but a VW. When her '88 Fox GL wagon
finally went over the hill, we bought
this car, and we love it.
The Trek edition is beautiful with the
flat 5-spoke 14" rims and the rear deck
lid spoiler. Keep wax on it and the
Fiesta Red will shine forever.
The 2.0L SOHC 8V engine is fantastic.
Don't let the uninspiring 115hp fool
you. It's the 122lb/ft of torque that
makes this car fly. You want a 5-speed.
Throw on some Koni adjustable
shocks/struts and you've got a European
Optional Clarion 6-disk CD changer.
Unless you lock the doors with the key
from the outside with a passenger door
open, throw your keys in the passenger
door, and then close the door, you
cannot lock yourself out.
Buy yourself an OBDII code reader for
$67-140 and you'll save yourself
hundreds in dealer diagnostics. The
check engine light comes on for
scheduled services you don't need. The
code reader can turn the light off or
tell you if you have a real problem.
Vehicle has had numerous problems from
a blown manual trans, to engine, drive
train, emissions, problems, you name
it. Pure crap car: poor engineering,
poor materials, poor design, just plain
poor overall. Everyone else I know
that has a VW has the same problem. VW
will not fix these know generic
problems like trans seal, broken locks,
etc. Never again!!!
The car is in the shop as I am writing
this- Havent had the car 6 months
yet! This car is not reliable. Its
been in the shop 6 days now and I am up
to $4800 in repairs, including new
starter and major electric
malfunctioning and transmission. If you
do not have the extra cash for these
pricey repairs BEWARE!! And if you have
your heart set on it, then make sure to
purchase an extended warranty because
you can count on breaking down. Car
left me stranded with a horn that would
not shut off- had to be towed. Brakes
squeaks have a mind of their own.
Guzzles gas like crazy. I would never
purchase another VW again.
Sunroof and sound system.
If VW produces such sub-standard
vehicles they should offer their
customers better manufacturer