I've had this car for just about two years now, bought it with low KM at 100,000, and have put 55,000km on it. So I've done lots of driving with it, but I have spent over $4000 in repairs! So if your looking for something that isn't expensive to maintain, this car isn't the one for you. It is a 17year old car, so repairs are part of the deal, however its personally been a pain for me, the check engine light hasn't stayed off longer than 2 months! However, it is fun to drive in the summer so this is its saving grace. I'd suggest this car to somebody who understands the expensive repair requirements for buying an older vw, but do not be convinced into spending anything over $4000 for it!
I got this car for my daughter. It drives great, is very safe, and is easy to work on. The top goes up and down easy (manual). Its auto transmission is OK, but not very fast off the line. It is comfy to drive and not too noisy around town.
I like this car's good handling and good fuel economy when driven at the speed limit.
The cup holders are a joke. Why doesn't it have a glove compartment?
I bought my VW 2 years ago, in perfect
No major problems so far, I just had to
replace the coolant system ($500). The
main problem is the leather interior
which starts to be really old. The
leather is really scratched and doesn't
stick anymore to the seats/doors. So it
looks really bad, I've tried to use
glue but it doesn't seem to work.
Anyway, it's a really fun car to drive,
with good driving sensations and fair
amount of power, even with just a 2.0L
Really fun to drive on a sunny day
Good handling, power.