I bought the car in August 1999 (early). I had an initial problem at 5K: relay burnt, check engine light came on. No problems until 30,000 miles. Check engine light came on 3 more times within 2 months. It was very frustrating to go to the dealer, wait 3-4 hrs, drive the car out, and the next day, the damn "check engine light" comes back on again. VW basically replaced the O2 sensor, a fuel pump relay, and the mass airflow sensor. Parts failures, parts failures, parts failures...
Make better parts--I've had 4 fail already (35000)
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