NEED TO KNOW
> Choose from four- or iveseat con igurations. Rear seats of four-seaters can be completely removed.
> Water can get into the lower boot battery compartment due to two seals behind the rear bumper deteriorating. Requires removal of rear bumper and wheelarch liners to ix.
> Front control arms on post-2002 models are hollow steel and can corrode. Some owners favour replacement with earlier cast-iron units. > Expense of aluminium repairs can lead to insurers writing o cars with only minor damage.
> Engines are generally tough, but… FSI can suer intake/exhaust gremlins and 88bhp TDI can suer variable-vane turbo and intercooler issues.