I bought this car new in 1997. Since
then I have had a few quirky problems
(like the driver and passenger side door
locks needed repair twice. The locks
also freeze in the winter. The cruise
control and the trunk lock also needed
repair) otherwise I have had no major
mechanical problems. I think the
biggest thing to watch for is the front
end alignment. The car needs to be
aligned quite often, which could be due
to the fact that I live in Maine and the
roads are terrible in the winter,
but...I have been through 4 pairs of
tires in 6 yrs. Overall its a great car.
I love the overall look of the car.
Great ride. Very reliable.
VW needs to do something about the lock
mechanisms, not only in the doors but
the trunk as well.
The cup holders are not well designed.