Auto Express's running costs ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I had a small blip with the battery a few months after I bought the car where it wouldn't start but this was resolved with an overnight bench charge. the car has been bullet proof otherwise. I think I get a very reasonable mpg given how the car is driven, it's weight and the fact that it doesn't come with many of the modern eco-technologies such as dpf, start-stop etc. my servicing is all done via the main dealer and with a service plan I took out when I bought the car. this has really helped spread out the cost of car maintainance, furthermore, the parts that aren't covered seem pretty reasonably priced to me.

Cost: 4/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Now over 10000 mles and no issues. no costs other than normal servicing/maintenance. Fixed pricing for servicing - fuel clearly expensive as I'm paying for it myself from taxed income. high yearly mileage means high servicing and maintenance costs.

Cost: 4/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Failure os esp/ebd/abs unit twice, common fault but dealers won't recall, cost of repair at dealers is approx 1k. Great mpg, great on tyre wear and standard running costs, repair parts for abs units are ridiculas.

Cost: 3/5
56-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Far more economical than I expected. Nice to drive and very comfortable on long journeys, even in the back. Massive boot made even bigger by fold down rear seats.

Cost: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Well screwed together - everything works. No better or worse - you get what you pay for and vw servicing works out ok for me.

Cost: 5/5
56-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

A comfortable sporty drive, great boot for holidays. Great on long distant runs and very economical.

Cost: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Nothing gone wrong. Good mpg; fair insurance, road tax, servicing, parts.

Cost: 4/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No reliability problems experienced. Very good mpg for size of vehicle.

Cost: 5/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Fantastic, does what it says on the tin.

Cost: 5/5
56-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Well made, economical but uninspiring.

Cost: 4/5
58-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Stylish,economical and powerful.

Cost: 3/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

roomy,cheap to run avg 50mpg,

Cost: 5/5
56-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

superb affordable car to own

Cost: 5/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

A very good car.

Cost: 5/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

could be better

Cost: 5/5
06-reg , Owner for 3 to 5 years

Good

Cost: 5/5