No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Volkswagen reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
What is the durability and re-sale value of a used car?
I have the opportunity to buy a 2017 VW Polo Urban+ or a 2019 Renault Clio Zen. They are both the same price, but the Polo has one year left on the warranty compared to the Clio, which has five years ...Read more
Volkswagen Passat 2013: Is my car safe after a transmission failure?
I have a 2013 Volkswagen Passat 7-speed. Under warranty I have had the mechatronics replaced and an engine rebuild, now a gearbox failure at 110 km/h on freeway and pushed off road. Very close call. ...Read more
Volkswagen Polo 2013: Going into limp mode
My 2013 VW Polo GTI went into limp mode recently so I nursed it to the nearest service station. The call out mechanic managed to diagnose an issue with the supercharger clutch. He advised that the ...Read more
Volkswagen Tiguan 2017: Bubbling effect on the rear tailgate
Our 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan has a bubbling effect on the rear tailgate on one side under the back window. The dealer says it's manmade by a fist, car repairer says it's not manmade, but is damage. ...Read more
Are Volkswagens good and reliable cars?
Are Volkswagens good and reliable cars? Read more
Volkswagen Tiguan: Any known problems?
I'm in the market for a new car and have narrowed it down to the RAV4 hybrid cruiser 2WD for economy and costs, or the VW Tiguan 132 TSI R line with panoramic sunroof. Availability on the RAV4 has ...Read more
Volkswagen Golf 2017: Unhappy with my warranty service
I brought a new 2017 VW Golf R MK7 in August, 2017. Since taking delivery I have had to return the car four times to have five issues looked at. Although four of the five issues have been repaired ...Read more
MY16-18 Land Rovers and MY03 Volkswagen variants recalled
Jaguar Land Rover has recalled examples of its Discovery Sport, Range Rover Evoque, Velar and Sport range sold between 2016 and 2018, while Volkswagen has recalled Golfs, Passats and Transporters ...Read more
Volkswagen Polo 2012: Car won't reverse
My 2012 VW Polo will not go into reverse, but will engage first and jumps into third gear, fifth and seventh. Is this a common problem, and what could be the cause? Read more
Volkswagen Polo 2012: Gearbox failed
I have a 2012 VW Polo 1.6 TDI and the gearbox has failed. I have been advised that the linkages have ceased and require a gearbox rebuild. The car has travelled 94,000 km. Is this a common, or an ...Read more
Volkswagen Passat: Key replacement cost
Help! I lost the keys to my Volkswagen Passat! What is the cheapest way to replace them? Read more
Porsche cops close to $1 billion fine in 'Dieselgate' fallout
Porsche has confirmed it will not contest a AU$853.9 million (535 million euros) fine laid down by German prosecutors overnight for its role in the VW Group diesel cheating saga. Read more
Volkswagen Polo and Mitsubishi Triton recalled
Volkswagen issues recall for potentially explosive airbag, while Mitsubishi rectifies defective side-steps. Read more
Volkswagen Golf 2016: Warranty
My mother bought a new Volkswagen Golf Highline with Driver Assist Pack in Feb 2016 with three-years new car warranty. Last August, the active cruise control stopped working with an error message in ...Read more
Which big family cars do you recommend?
I have a family of five and my children are tall. I want to buy a two or three-year-old SUV or bigger car to fit seven people, as we occasionally have extra people to take with us. I need a car that ...Read more