I have owned the car for two years. I bought it with 33k miles on it and it now has 86k. The major problem I had with the car was the plastic grill. A plastic highway cone hit the front grill and broke it. $3600 dollars worth of damage! Then a week after I got the car back the compressor failed. The VW dealership who did the work claimed that one didnt affect the other but since they had to take the entire front of the car apart it seems rather suspect. They want $1700 for a new compressor. Everything on the car is plastic and either breaks or falls off. I wont be buying another VW product.
Okay, only owned it for 2 months, but
what a joy to drive! Responsive in
traffic- big plus. Shifting a breeze
with the 5-speed. Cuter than cute!
Safe, fun, performs when asked-- what
more could you ask for?
Style, easy access back seats, have I
mentioned that it it sooo cute?
Two words- cup holders. What were they
thinking? Not only under the dash, but
break one and it'll cost you $49 to
Fun car, a lot of Micky Mouse little things that fall
apart; Cables, hoses, plastic bits.
Everything is held together with plastic, while
replacing normal wear and tear items the plastic
just breaks during disassembly or reassemmbly.
This car is not built to last very long. After 100k
miles nothing major has needed to be done but it
seems that is just around the corner. Has always
burnt oil and has some hesitation while
Highly reliable, efficient, fun to drive
transportation. It is very adaptable to
carrying people, pets, and lots of
tailgating stuff. Gets more looks
than my neighbor's BMW. Great gas
mileage. A good car to run around town
or travel distances. Finding good tires
has been the only challenge.
4 speed, low to the ground, corners
well, great gas mileage, good sound
system, body is easy to care for, great
Better, larger, sun visors to cover more
of the large windshield.
This car has been the best that I have
owned....very clever design features,
loads of headroom (I am 6'4" tall) and
good handling...excellent reliability.
I would recommend this make/model for
folks who want a fun and relatively
inexpensive mode of transportation.
Head room, Styling.
Fabric on seats seems to stain a bit
too easily.....I would opt for leather