Panned iirc. The 115 bhp ones were alright as new cars I suppose but after the Mark 3, the 4 was such a massive improvement. Mark 5's are utter toss as well.
Yip, and yet they still cost a fucking fortune, as do parts for the bloody things when they need replaced which is a lot because theyre always going wrong.
I was never a VAG fanboy, but I at least thought they were on a far with Ford, Vauxhall, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Nissan and better than French stuff, now I realise they are worse than all of them, I regret spending so much sorting faults, getting it serviced, putting new tyres etc. on mine now because since that outlay of in total around £1000, its had a different issue every month, and is worth no more now than it was before I spent on it, my justification for it was i couldnt afford a newer and 'better' car, now realise I shouldve sold it and bought something, anything of the same value with the proceeds.