Written on: 04/02/2010
hi anyone ever have problems with a gearbox in a 19 tdi 115 bhp braking bearing and throwing the gear oil out and if so what would be the best box to put back in. (read more)
Written on: 10/01/2010
I bought the 150 TDI end of 2006 and what a car. Have the car now for quite a while now and still having terrible trouble figuring out what to replace it with. The 1.9 engine is without a doubt a brilliant engine and has converted alot of my friends and family who are all petrol heads over to diesels. My car is modified to over 200bhp and 320ft/lb torque and still easily returns over 55mpg. I don't understand why people don't look at the Bora more rather then the Golf. Personally massive VW... (read more)
Written on: 16/10/2008 by cjohnw (1 review written)
Very economical in this time of huge fuel prices. I returned 68 mpg on my 20 mile journey to work recently, excellent mpg for a 150bhp car (it was a 1 off, I generally get 62mpg with an overall average of 53mpg) Low road tax band (I pay £120 / year, my wife pays £95 / half year for a 1.6 Astra). Will take on most things in 3rd gear at around 1800 rpm, its nice to have the power to hand when needed. Well equipped, good climate control and a 6cd auto-changer with a good sound to it. Massive... (read more)
Written on: 09/09/2008 by phillyctr (2 reviews written)
Having come from a Honda Civic type r I find the VW Bora a perfect step down to refined family cruiser from raucous rev maniac Honda. mine is remapped to 185-190 bhp, its very smooth and power is effortless with very little lag, good power from 2k to 4.5k, to none, the dash plastics are great quality as is pretty much the rest of the car, only thing slightly letting things down are the wood inserts and fake leather gaitor, overall a very impress to a 3 series and seriously good value... (read more)
Written on: 20/05/2008 by Sam Ford (5 reviews written)
The VW Bora is basically the same as the Golf MKIV it's based on. It has a different front and back end, but the middle bit is the same. Mechanically it's essentially identical. The Bora never sold particularly well mainly due to the fact that it's a saloon and in this sector will always be outsold by its hatchback counterparts. A lot of them went as fleet cars. It's a shame really because it's arguably better looking than the Golf and it also drives slightly better mainly due to the extra... (read more)
Written on: 02/06/2006 by lee mc donough
The Volkswagen Bora S TDi is a cracking car, power's amazing reminds me of my old 206 1.9 GTI,s I used to own.A really nice dash as well, a real cool blue colour just a real pleasure to drive well recommended. Level of equipment is also vey good,sport seats, air con, traction control, cruise control, very economical, I saw 59.7 mpg on a run back from Leeds WOW (read more)
Written on: 20/01/2006 by garethmurray (1 review written)
The Volkswagen Bora car suits me to a T! I was the proud owner of a MK4 Golf TDI (tuned to 115bhp) before I took the leap to a saloon- and a better one I could not have chosen than this. The Bora reeks with taste and is definitely a more classy, perhaps maturer (without being too much so), alternative to the rather more youthful Golf.
Developing 150bhp, this car is excellent in any given situation, beit pulling out of country bends, or simply overtaking on the motorway- it's all effortless.... (read more)
Written on: 17/11/2005 by Jonsey (1 review written)
I have a 3 year old Volkswagen Bora S TDi PD 150 sport with 19000 miles on the clock. It ticks every box. It is fast, efficient, and has great handling, (it may be no Honda Civic Integra Type R round the bends, but for the average man in the street it's great).
Can't fault it in any way, and it was less than £300 to insure fully comprehensive.
It is quick off the mark, however once up to 30-40 it will leave most things standing.
I would definitely recommend one. (read more)
Written on: 03/01/2004 by canedingle (1 review written)
Overall package is of an understated wolf in sheepsclothing. The VW BORA S PD150 TDI has Fantastic pulling power from the tecnically advanced PD150 unit to put most scoobies in the shade. Excellent tow car with ESP, traction control (needed with all that torque), climate control and a touch of real walnut for the interior. Rear legroom had been compromised to give a truly massive boot. (read more)
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