I will never buy another VW product. The convertible top operator has been replaced twice. The air conditioning has failed. The cloth top seams have delaminated requiring the whole top to be replaced. The electric window operators ocasionally malfunction. The car is 6 years old but has been driven less than 6,000 miles per year. It is a real lemon.
My first new car turned out to be quite a pain. I had troubles within the first 3 months (including top leaks) of owning her and it's only gotten worse. The seals around the top have had to be replaced three times (very expensive). I have a mystery trunk leak that renders it practically useless. Numerous electronic issues and the driver's side window appears ready to burn out next. I drove her cross-country from Florida to Oregon and had to spend over $1,000 to get her to pass Oregon emissions. Now, the auto top will no longer come down and my mechanic estimates a minimum of $1,000 to fix it. I'm giving up and shopping for a new car. No more VW's for me.
Looks, blue color, heated seats, and good for city parking.
VW stopped making this car--small wonder. Try quality-control next time, VW!
I have replaced 2 wheel bearings, an
axle, strut assembly and I had a dry
rotted EGR vacume tube when the car
only had 35k miles. The stereo
doesn't sound good and there is no
bass. I haven't been impressed with
the dealer service. When my second
gauge cluster died after 12 months and
1 day from my last replacement, I was
told to call VW of North America and I
did so. They accepted no
responsibility for the quality of
their parts and became very rude with
me when I asked to speak to the rep's
supervisor. Stay away from this
get rid of the 2.0 engine even in the
new bettle conv. It is underpowered
Never buy this car!! The market is
horrible if you are unlucky enough to
already own one. Germans can build a
good driving car, but from my
experience they don't know anything
about electronics. In the 2 years I
have owned this car I have had to
replace the entire gauge cluster
TWICE -- $400 each time. I have also
replaced the alarm module, window
pinch sensor, and cruise control
relay. The leather wears out