This car is a great valus. I bought this car off a freind who was returning to Germany and didn't want to ship a car. He unloaded it on me for a song and I wasn't sure what i was getting. It turned out to be one of the best deals I've made. I literaly drove this car from coast to coast the summer of 2000. Despite the station wagon look, it was fast, sporty, and got great gas milage.
If I were Volkwagon, I would consider using Dunlap tires over the standard Goodyear Eagles. The Eagles wore out at 32K miles while the Dunlaps I replace them with are still look good at 41K miles. Also, seem to get better traction in inclimate weather.
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