I did have some of the problems with
the electrical system as stated by
others, but luckilly it was all fixed
while under warranty. Otherwise, the
car has had very little problems and
has been a great car to drive.
I loved the car when I purchesed it,
but this changed as problems arose.
High maintenance and a lot of problems.
Replaced several seals and gaskets,
a/c, transmission, catalytic converter.
The car only has 61,000 miles. Costly
to repair because only dealership
mechanics can practically fix these
The ride and comfort. Its great.
Price vs size (space) vs reliability.
Its just not there.
My problems duplicate the others,
including the yellow door goo, bad
oxygen sensors, frequent check engine
light (can't believe it hasnt burned
out yet), cup holder, peeling door
handle, bad ignition coil, bad
catalytic converter, and so on.
I initially thought I had a lemon, but
let's face it folks, they are all like
this. After the last episode involving
the catalytic converter, I will be rid
of it shortly. I'm at the point where I
don't have enough faith to take it out
of town. And current owners who gave
good reviews....if you haven't seen
these problems yet, you're just
pressing your luck.
Dashboard lights are sharp, it handles
well, body looks nice (after I clean
the goo off the doors).
Too many to list. Bottom line: VW,
find some suppliers who make decent
parts. Your "German engineering" is
useless if the parts are junk. The cup
holder is downright pathetic.
My car is a darling. Until the check
engine light comes on - then it's a
mystery until I'm in the middle of
traffic and I can no longer accelerate.
Service is awful! No one should have to
pay $45.00 for a light bulb change or
$30 for wiper refills, or wait two
months for a catalytic converter when
your car has failed NJ state inspection
emissions and you CANT DRIVE IT!!!
Volkswagen service needs an improvement
My car without the Volkswagen relation.
Absolute darling! Design is great. The
plan is great - deployment is a disaster
Quality, Service, internal systems,
supply chain, customer communications,
availability of parts/service from
other than the dealers. Tools to remove
the Volkswagen signs from the cars.