I'm going on 316K miles with this car and averaged over 53 mpg on my last tank of fuel.
Yes, there are flaws in the interior design (cup holders in particular) and yes, it's difficult to perform maintenance on it sometimes but how can you find fault with a car that is so reliable?
Oil changes every 10K, timing belt every 80K and everything else like brakes, tires, filters, etc., are done simply as req'd.
I've had the clutch, water pump and other components each replaced once but this engine is a beast. Maintenance is certainly more expensive when required but fortunately, I have a local (non-dealer) repair shop that specializes on German cars and that helps keep the bill down.
Turbo shield needs to be more easily removed
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