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  • Summary

    3 out of 5 3.0

    What does this car say about you?

    I like reliability although mine hasn't been great but VW has the brand image to say that. Shows I do care about my car and what I look for in a car.

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

    Good space in the back and power even when full of passengers. Won't go out of style, looks great in black.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Yes from new though as I think spending the extra money to get the warranty and no MOT.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Golf, Tiguan, Q3, Qashqai. Would like to upgrade this vehicle also, something that gives more presence and more space hopefully for children in the future.

  • Buying experience

    3 out of 5 3.0

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    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    May 2009

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Felt like it was a good deal as was within our monthly budget and also the trim and size was good for the price.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Upgrade from previous car.

    What was the dealer like?

    Horrible, lies upon lies all the way through the sale. Do not deal in customer service, just deal in how many units they sell.

  • Driving it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Great power, still makes me smile when it pulls in 2nd gear, can feel heavy when cornering too fast (I don't do it too often). Motorway driving is easy as it has cruise control and can overtake when needed.

    What's it like to park?

    Easy good size and views from all aspects of the driving seat. The power steering makes it a doddle as well.

  • Living with it

    3 out of 5 3.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Many things, brake pads and discs, drive shaft, cv boot, boot locking mechanism, cambelt, cambelt pulley.

    What's most practical about your car?

    Size, as we have dog and he can't sit comfortably in the back, and also the insurance.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Automatic dipping rear view mirror, love it.