Volkswagen Bora (99-05) - Review

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 15 Oct 2014
3
Bora is a good all-rounder and injects some much-needed style into the small family saloon sector. It’s based on the Golf, so shares some its best attributes, like a pleasant interior, direct steering and some punchy PD diesel engines for performance and economy.

Volkswagen Bora (99-05)
Well built, good to drive
Dull styling, poor equipment levels

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£13,750 - £19,963

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£212 - £3,455

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3 out of 5

Bora is a good all-rounder and injects some much-needed style into the small family saloon sector. It’s based on the Golf, so shares some its best attributes, like a pleasant interior, direct steering and some punchy PD diesel engines for performance and economy. The only thorn in its side is Seat's Toledo, which offers the same, while undercutting it on used market.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3 out of 5

Performance

3 out of 5

Handling

3.5 out of 5

Comfort

3 out of 5

Practicality

2.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3.5 out of 5

Safety

2.5 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

2.5 out of 5

Green credentials

3 out of 5

Buying used

3.5 out of 5

Selling

2.5 out of 5

Equipment

3 out of 5

What owners say...

 The size of it generally. I've only ever filled the boot once.... When I went camping for 1 week.  

5 out of 5

James Ellis ,   09 Sep 2014    ... read more

 Huge boot, lots of room inside for the taller person and fantastic fuel economy without loosing performance.  

5 out of 5

James Dickens ,   05 Mar 2014    ... read more

 The boot means clubs are out of sight and leave all the seats fully useable.  

5 out of 5

Trevor Bowron ,   28 Feb 2014    ... read more

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