The enthusiasm quickly waned, however, when it was realized that the importer had chosen to market it here as a luxury sporting hatch rather than an all-out performance model. The top negative things were the uncountable issues that this vehicle has had in just under a year! I have also replaced interior lights. Competition included Austin, Fiat, Ford, Opel, Peugeot and Renault in Europe, and Toyota, Nissan and Subaru in America and Japan. If you would like to discuss your Hagerty Insurance policy, please call us at 877-922-9701. For all Hagerty Insurance clients: The values shown do not imply coverage in this amount. I also love the power in this car, when its working. Overall the ride was surprisingly supple when it was expected to be rock hard and unforgiving.
As a consequence they warped, buckled and split under the relentless attack from the sun. Especially for something as minor as headlights and taillights. Due to a expanding family the time has come to sell my pride and joy. I love using this car for going out with friends as it catches a lot of attention. A few interior pieces have worn and need replaced, and the center console shift cover. While driving home the lawn mower, I had a large jacked up diesel truck.
Great on gas if you can keep your foot out of the throttle, which can be hard to do at times because of the snappy 1. The check engine light is constantly on for unknown reasons. Since I have purchased it, it has been nothing but problems. For more information please see our. But, Volkswagens have always been unreliable. The headliner has been stapled to keep the fabric up as you can see in the photos, again this was like it when i brought the car.
You have to fold down rear seats and front passenger seat has to be folded forward. I had replaced the headlights and taillights two times each! It stands out since it is a hatchback and you don't see many of these cars on the road. In the rest of the world, engines included 1. Adding rims to this car makes it look even nicer, which the previous owner had done before me and it has gotten this car so many compliments. There are fewer and fewer of these cars in this original condition and they are going up in value. The styling of the body lines is classic yet modern, which makes it distinctive from the other sport hatchbacks.
Spiral bevel gears rear transfer box to free wheel haldex clutch rear differential. I am aware that this car is worth more broken for parts. Spiral bevel gears front transfer box sends torque to viscous coupling clutch located in front of the rear axle. Inside hollow shaft, 1st output to front half-shafts from limited slip front differential. The check engine light has come on over and over again with no solution, which is also typical for Volkswagens. Its lines were forthright, simple and to the point, there was nothing to offend the eye or equally attract it. Selling due to now having a company car and 4 years ago.
We've listed all relevant models here. The interior is in amazing shape for a car that is 11 years old, and there is a quiet ride as far as squeaks or rattles go, and the leather seats have held up remarkably well also. This car is not driven much as all and when it is driven, it is driven respectfully. It stands out since it is a hatchback and you don't see many of these cars on the road. The repair on this car is extremely expensive, more than I've ever paid du. I love that this car is easily modifiable for a nicer look, but looks great just basic and stock. Pull up next to me on the highway and give me a thumbs up.
There is no reason that all these problems should be occurring, especially in a 2005! This car is fully loaded with the exception of the OnStar system, which I don't think would suit me very well personally - not that there is actually anything wrong with the system itself. None were sold in the U. That's ridiculous for two years. It has plenty of room in the hatch area and even more room if you fold down the rear seats. I especially like the interior build quality of this vehicle, it stands out in comparison to some of the previous vehicles I have owned. With a trailer hitch on the car, I once hauled a lawn tractor on a 4x8 foot trailer. Inside there was pretty good room with comfortable seating front and rear, with a decent sized boot left over for luggage if needed.
The body is sleek and attractive. With a trailer hitch on the car, I once hauled a lawn tractor on a 4x8 foot trailer. Sturdy construction comes into play when the metal starts to crumble. It is quick and agile, which makes it fun to drive. Instead it was smooth and refined, terms normally used when a car fails to excite the senses. Anyway that's enough about me.
The repair on this car is extremely expensive, more than I've ever paid due to the turbo. I don't really want to sell , but I need a van. The check engine light has come on over and over again with no solution, which is also typical for Volkswagens. The mileage is 218447 , this may seem high , but its less than 9k a year. Please tick here if you're happy to hear from PistonHeads about our latest products, promotions and other services we have to offer via email. For example, the front suspension bushings have been replaced. The engine chosen for Australia was a mundane 1.