• Summary

    1 out of 5 1.0

    What does this car say about you?

    What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

    General view is that the car looks nice, but they are stunned by the problems experienced with it.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    No, I would never buy another VW. Their ability to resolve issues and their reaction to the issues I have had has been appaling.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Anything except a VW!

  • Buying experience

    1 out of 5 1.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?


    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    October 2011

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Deal was reasonable if the car had been reliable.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    What was the dealer like?

    Keen to please at the point of selling the vehicle, although made mistakes in the quote process and tried to recover these by reducing the spec of the vehicle.

  • Driving it

    1 out of 5 1.0

    What's it like to drive?

    No real problems when it does not stop and refuse to start.

    What's it like to park?

    Fitted with parking system, but rarely used. Parking reasonably trouble free.

  • Living with it

    1 out of 5 1.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    - Water trapping in the door well, spilling out onto your shoes when the door was opened - Numerous roof issues; rattles, failures to open correctly, squeaking sunroof - “Key not found” issues. The vehicle intermittently does not recognise the key and will not start. - Clutch squeal after 15K miles. - Vehicle unexpectedly stopping whilst driving and refusing to start for over 10 minutes - Revolving noise evident from rear of vehicle when driving - Lights intermittently not working.

    What's most practical about your car?

    4 seat convertible.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    The roof is a marvel of engineering when it works properly, which is not often.