I have had my bug for 3 1/2 yrs, it's an 03 plate and I still love to drive it anywhere, anytime. It is alot of fun and is so responsive. The sound of the turbo whistling when accelerating is ace. It's not been without it's troubles tho'!!! I have had a couple of niggling problems, one with the drivers side electric window jamming open, about 2/3rds closed. I took it back 3 times under warranty then the 4th time out of warranty, but VW didn't charge me for eventually fixing it. A faulty rear brake lamp was also a problem and was fixed under warranty at 3rd time. However the biggest blow was I have had 2 seperate fuel injectors fail, both out of warranty, 6 months apart. Apparently very unusual! That was very expensive to fix, VW mechanic hourly rates are a disgrace. But I still have the car and plan to have it for a few more years, tho' I shall be using my local 1/2 price mechanic. It's not the most practical for a family, but fine for me. It would have been good if it had a cd player, but I get by with my mp3 adaptor in the tape drive. The heated seats are nice in the winter, air con good in summer, tho' I don't use air con so much, it drinks petrol faster! Sun roof is more economical to use. I don't have a problem with visibility or parking, I have reversing sensors. It's fun getting other bug drivers to wave and surprising other drivers with my acceleration and speed! It's a fun, solid, & fairly reliable car.
Alan Clark, June 22nd 2007