"I bought this car new and have owned for about 5 years. The first two years I used it as a commuter car and packed on the miles real fast. There was 2 factory recalls, both other than that the car hasnt broken down on me once. The reason I buy VWs is because of the quality of the interior and the safety of the car. I am religious about maintenance--I found a really good mechanic thats not obnoxiously overpriced like the dealer--and maybe thats why I have yet to have a problem. The car has 67k miles, still going strong."
"Car gets better gas milage and A WHOLE lot reliable than the 2003 PT Cruiser. I have gotten up to 30 miles per gallon. On average (more than 500 mile per trip meter) is 23 miles. This is mixed highway and city driving. Great acceleration to get onto busy streets. It has get up and go!!!"