I have almost 160k on my 2005.5 MKV. The only major problem was it blew out an injector at around 130k and cost almost $1,000 to get it fixed. It idles a bit rough, (could just be the 5 cyl maybe I just notice it more now that it is getting older).
All in all- it has been great. I make sure to change the oil about 5-7k miles (occasionally let it go to 10k when money is tight...)
I have a few annoying problems- the driver's window is unreliable got stuck down in the rain one day and by some miracle it came back up- haven't opened it since (a lot of strange looks at the drive thru when I open the door to get my Mc Meal...)
The headliner let go, and I am told that it is very expensive to fix (if it can be fixed) because of the design...anyone have any info on this? or a fix idea?
Car is paid off, so I am going to run it till the doors fall off. My mechanic seems to think it will go another 100k easy. I am a bit worried about the timing chain- still original- should I pony up to get it replaced before it fails?
Whoa, I thought I drove a lot
2009 rabbit 5 speed, 115xxx kms (I think thats 72 000 miles?), purchased brand new in march 09.
Absolutely no mechanical issues at all
I notice sometimes when its really really hot or really really cold and i unlock the doors, its like they keep unlocking themselves non stop like the wires a short circuiting or something. When I step out of the car and lock it stops. This has been since new. Not a big deal at all and I kinda find it cool (quirk of the car as far as I see it!)