i dont know whats wrong with all these other peoples cars. maybe they just have bad luck or i got the best one out of the bunch. i bought the car back in 01 with about 90000 miles on it previous owner said no problem with it and as far as i can see he was honst because ive had this car and have to do no major repairs just the minor keep ups. i actually love this car so much i went ahead and put alloy rims on it a sunroof on it and i put wood grain all through interior of car. its now 2010 it has 144000 miles on it and its still running nice!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!
We've had this car for over 8 years now and it has been overall a good car. Its had some problems, mainly the A/C and we replaced a tie-rod end and sway bar connecters in the front, but overall its been good. I change the transmission fluid every year, which might be excessive, but ... Its real fun to drive, has lots of room, and lots of options. Rides great.
I bought my TSi used at 23,000mi. Apart from a minor leak in the A/C at 60,000, the car has been great, needing only normal wear and tear items replaced. Now at 130,000 miles and 11 years, the car is mostly suffering from "old age". I had two 30,000 miles of commuting years, suffering only a puncture. I've never had to add oil to the 3.5L between changes. I was warned about buying this car used, but it checked out well under inspection. Regular required maintenance has been performed, including transmission fluid changes every 25,000 miles. Perhaps that's why almost all the parts are originals.