Bought the car new and have had very few problems. Replaced the glow plugs at 100,000, and fuel economy is not what it used to be ... but it still gets over 40 mpg. Great car on the highway or country driving. Feels like a sports car.
I have had several breakdowns with this
car. This was bought as a new car.
First, I had an electrical problem,
where the security system broke and kept
the engine from running. Then, at 30000
miles, the glow plugs and glow plug
relay went out, and had to be replaced
at my expense because they were not part
of the "powertrain" even though the car
would not run without them. VW wouldn't
replace my warped rotors at 10000 miles
saying that they were "within
tolerances". Then I had to pay to get
them replaced when the warranty ran out.
It stopped running yesterday at a busy
intersection. I am extremely
Test the car before you send it out of
the factory. Mine came in bad mechanical
condition, and that's the way it's going
back: for a trade-in on a subaru.
DON'T BUY IT!! I have had so many
problems with this car. The
Transmission, window regulators, the
serpentine belt (twice)---which caused
my a/c, alternator, and power steering
pump to go out. Which I was charged,
b/c the car was at 24,400 miles. VW
has no pride in their cars, just ask
the service manager if they drive
one.... I promise, they don't!!!!
Blue lights...the performance (when it
Engine, transmission, windows, pulleys
for the serpentine belt, brakes, need i