The car is fun but it came with a lot of problems. The air bag warning light just came on the second time sine we bought the car, and fortunately it was still under warranty until the end of this month (April, 05). In addition, the check engine light also came on times few times. We have to pay about $60 to the dealership for diagnostic every times those lights came on. I guess I know the reason why the service department at the local VW dealership opens until midnight.
The cars handling and brakes are good.
It would be great if the car would be more reliable.
Pretty nifty car compared to the Corolla I came out of. Bought used certified. I think the dealership didn't actually do the inspections they were supposed to: I found most of the problems myself but they were all fixed under the warranty. Anyways, great little car with lots of umph in 5th at hwy speeds, fantastic maneuverability, great traction in the snow. A few squeaks and rattles that are irritating, but oh well. I wish the electronics were easier to set for individuals though.
Heated seats, size, output. Lots of storage room.
Make the electronic features changeable without the VAGCom (ie dealership) to turn off the horn when locking, autolock feature above 10 mph etc.
i have a turbo gls golf and i have been
in and out of the dealership. my car
for some reason does not reach 8000 RPM
my friend has a RX-8 and he reaches
9000 RPM. There is def. something
wrong. when i drive i always see smoke
coming from my car i drive 100 miles to
work everyday and i need a reliable car
i do my oil change every 3 months and
it should be a good car from wheat my
friends say. i need a more reliable car.
The rear view mirror and side view
mirror are useful