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's a good mid-sized wagon to buy?
We are looking at purchasing a mid-sized wagon preferably a diesel automatic. I have read about the clutch issues with the Ford Mondeo, although I read the Zetec models were different to the dual- ...Read more
Is the Volkswagen Golf Highline 110TDI a good car for my daughter?
I am planning to buy new VW Golf Highline 110TDI with all three options and with the R-line package for my daughter. What are your thoughts? Read more
Volkswagen Golf: Warranty
The warranty on my 2015 VW Golf will end this April. I've had some problems with the car, and while they will be fixed free of charge under warranty, I am really worrying about it. If I have a ...Read more
Could a VW Polo handle rural Victoria?
I live in rural Victoria, about three hours from Melbourne, and I’m looking to buy a 2015 VW Polo 81TSi Comfortline. I want a car that is suitable for country road travel, comfortable and fuel- ...Read more
What would you recommend between a Volkswagen Golf GTi and a Hyundai i30 Elite Premium?
I'm about to sell my 2012 Lexus IS350F Sport and downgrade to a small hatch. I’ve been strongly looking at getting a 2009-2014 VW Golf GTI hatch auto. Do you have any recommendations on years to ...Read more
Is a Volkswagen Amarok expensive to maintain?
I am looking at buying a 2013-2014 VW Amarok for a family car. Are they expensive to maintain, or would I be better off looking at Mazda BT-50/Ford Ranger? Read more
Volkswagen Golf 2014: Golf vs Cerato
My daughter wants to buy a 2014 VW Golf 90TSI or a new Kia Cerato. Both are around the same price, so I want some advice as to which would be better to buy. She currently has a 2007 Golf GT that has ...Read more
Mercedes-AMG, Nissan, Infiniti, Audi, Volkswagen models recalled
Torque peaks may occur in the C63 S drivetrain during pulling-away manoeuvres on a wet road, prompting a safety call back. Read more
Does the 2018 VW Tiguan Allspace have a timing belt or a chain?
I am placing an order for Tiguan Allspace 2018 in Europe and have two options: a) diesel 2.0 AWD 176 kW or b) petrol 2.0 AWD 162 kW. Do they have a cam timing belt or a chain? Read more
Is the latest VW Tiguan suitable for Australian roads?
Is the latest VW Tiguan suitable for Australian roads? I have the 162TSI Highline with the optional R Line package, which is great to drive, but I do have a major concern. Having travelled only ...Read more
Volkswagen Golf 2010: Petrol vs diesel
I want to sell my Toyota RAV4 to downsize to a smaller car because I don’t do much driving. I am torn because I love the 2010 VW Golf in either diesel or petrol, but I’m reading a lot up on the ...Read more
Which one to buy? A Toyota Camry or Volkswagen Jetta?
I am confused in buying a Toyota Camry or VW Jetta between 2006-2007. I want 2.0-litre engine. I am a student and I am too confused between petrol and diesel model of Jetta or a turbo one. Which one ...Read more
What's the best: Mazda 3, Volkswagen Golf, or Hyundai i30?
I'm looking to buy a new small 4-door car and have narrowed the list to the following: Mazda 3 Maxx, VW Golf (basic), and the Hyundai i30. I prefer manual (but would also buy an auto) and rate ...Read more
Gearbox error on VW Golf
A pop-up message saying "gearbox error – reverse not available" recently appeared in my four-year-old VW Golf TSI with the 7-speed DSG gearbox. Even driving forward the car doesn't speed up. It was ...Read more
Jammed accelerator on 2008 VW Tiguan
Recently, in my workplace car park, I had an accident in my 2008 VW Tiguan diesel. I hit a concrete support pole at full speed and am unsure as to what happened. I have had many incidents of an ...Read more
What is causing my '12 VW Passat to shudder in first and second gear?
I have a 2012 VW Passat with the DSG gearbox, which shudders when taking off up hill or going around a corner. It appears as though it is dropping from first to second gear too soon and loading up ...Read more
Will servicing a new VW Tiguan by a third party affect the warranty?
I'm thinking of buying a new VW Tiguan Allspace when it comes out in 2018 and have two questions. I have a good service company and would like them to service the vehicle. Would this affect the 3- ...Read more
What's a safe first car?
I am a student looking for my first car. I'm currently undecided between a secondhand 2014 VW Polo 66TSI with 45,000 km at $12,000, a new Mazda 2 or Toyota Yaris with AEB. Safety is my priority, ...Read more
Why does it cost so much to update sat-nav software?
I own a 2017 VW Tiguan. I have posted the following question to VW Australia and my dealer, and thought you may be able to shed some light on this subject. The question is: I read in the owner’s ...Read more
Are there any problems with Volkswagen's 6 speed DSG?
Does the VW 6-speed DSG have the same issues as the 7-speed? Also has the timing chain tensioner issue in the 1.4-litre been fixed in the 2017 models? Read more