"Bought in 2003 w/5K miles. Runs like a top. Lots of fun, easy to drive, parks on a dime. Heated leather seats are a luxurious touch. No power surge, disappointed that there was no "deal" on gas mileage, but it was not designed to be. No leaks, few sensor issues, wish I could keep it. Has 59K miles now, must sell it to leave country. It was my 4th VW, have always trusted them!"
"Living in upstate NY, the car is stored in winter. However, when we get our sunny times (about 6 months out of the year), I take this car out and use it for my daily drive. It makes commuting to and from work a mini-vacation. It handles like a sports car and sips gas like an ecnono-model. I love it!"
"bought it used with around 97,000 miles and had one problem after another. The power windows were always a problem, up and down when you were just wanting them to go up, then the passenger side quit altogether. At about 120,000 miles The transmission wouldn't go into overdrive.
Several other smaller issues occured in the 3 years I had it and now I'm just glad to have gotten rid of it.
Sorry VW, but will not by another Volkswagon because of this one."