What does this car say about you?
good judgement, can combine practicality with performance. (knows how to buy a VW at a cost price)
What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
fantastic, considering getting one
Would you buy this car again and why?
would consider it strongly.
What are you likely to buy next?
another family car of similar stlye rumour is the octavia/suberb are numbered due to VW bosses not being happy it outsells the passet
Type of dealer you bought from?
Did you buy this car new?
What price did you pay?
When did you buy the car?
Did you get a good deal and why?
car giant - good price, checked nationally and competative. no room for haggling (though tried everything)
Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
good reviews, always wanted one
What was the dealer like?
salesman was professional and not pushy on the extras. the sales department was slow and keep us waiting for 3 hours
What's it like to drive?
140bhp is enough for all uses, accelerates well, top speed is great, pulls well in midrange (if needed get this version and pay for chip to upgrade engine. its the same as the VRS just needs re-mapping). average 43mpg so far. good road presence, good layout feels like a passat.
What's it like to park?
sensors make it easy, they indicate on dash the proximety on four directions and radio lowers volume when reverse is engaged.
Living with it
Have you had any problems with the car?
not yet. appears very sturdy and well built
What's most practical about your car?
large boot, factory boot insert is fantastic bit of kit giving extra space.
Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
parking sensors are great, cruise control is easy and useful, good radio with changer in rear and single unit at front