Car has only been to dealer for service. no problems otherwise. Car is on a 3 year vw service plan which is value for money. fuel consumption is what I expected. I have replaced two front tyres the cost of which was pro rata to the size of car.
Don't consume oil like the old pd engines used to.has a tendency to blow rear bulbs regularly.cooling fan would not switch off when stopping the car on 2 or 3 occasions meaning you'd have to restart the engine and stop it again.eats the inside of the tyres. 18 inch alloys require new tyres every 12-14,000 miles. for som reasons chews the inside shoulder of the tyres (front and rear). dangerous if not spotted.
Never let me down, and the two minor faults were rectified by the dealer on warranty. Extremely frugal when driven normally, although 18" tyres are expensive to replace, but the spare is a full size alloy.