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
I bought the car new from the dealer
w/a keyless remote. It was worthless
and I had it replaced several times
(thank goodness for lifetime
warranties). Finally I had the whole
think yanked. Electrically this car is
a heap. It can self-alarm after
starting w/ the key & 30 secs later it
goes off. I have to tow it in for
repair. Why the side mirrors are heated
to 100F is beyond me. Supposedly, if
the driver's door is left ajar for
several mins, the car self-alarms. VW
engrs figured this means the driver is
being attacked, so the car disables
itself. I won't buy VW again.
Motor pep, winding thru the gears,
zooming thru traffic
Cupholders should hold more than a 12
oz can. A little more headroom would