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Best car I've ever owned

Edmunds.com logo Edmunds.com 3/22/2015 eggheader

I bought new, now have over 230,000 miles. This is a fun car to drive, especially with the manual. Have not had any major mechanical issues. The paint and interior have held up very well. Only annoyance is that the headlights burn out more often than most, but are easy to replace. Keeping up with preventive maintenance and fixing small problems quickly are essential though! Parts are expensive, and I agree with other reviewers that dealer service departments are terrible- I found a great VW mechanic locally.

Favorite Feature : Steering and suspension, build quality, transmission, leather seats, fuel economy.

Suggested Improvement : More power- the stock 1.8T is a little weak. I upgraded with a power chip that adds 20 hp or so and quite a bit of torque- definitely was worthwhile to me.

Average Rating : 4.625

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