VW seemed to solve lots of early-model
assembly glitches. This 2001 virtually
problem-free, compared to first problem-
prone 1999 model. Mileage great - too
bad diesel fuel often priced same as
Poor man's Porsche. Great handling and
power better than would expect for 45
Interior rattles and plastic peeling.
Burnt-out headlights can be replaced
only by disassembling engine - a boon
for dealers' service depts.
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