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★★★★★

“vw Bora 1.6 reliable and durable car. ”

Written on: 25/02/2014

I bought this car 2 years ago and never face any problem complete saloon family car. Drive smooth and faultless… Read Full Review

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“190,000 miles and still going strong”

Written on: 14/11/2013

I think that says it all....190k...ice cold air-con...1.6 SR engine...seems to be a verr very tough engine… Read Full Review

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“highly underestimated car, which means getting a good...”

Written on: 01/04/2010

highly underestimated car, which means getting a good second hand is a steal! Never broke down in 5 years I owned it (99 reg. bought in 2005) and is not showign any signs that it will any time soon, excellent mpg, on motorway it flies like Merc or BMW.
Inside - very sleak and comfy, adjustable everything, roomy!

I was going to look for small SUV as family has one new member - tried CR-V - just an uncomfortable truck compared to Bora and Rav4 is SMALLER than Bora on all counts except for… Read Full Review

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“After an Audi A4 and Volvo S40 and a Mercedes C class...”

Written on: 17/09/2008 by trevorthibbert (1 review written)

After an Audi A4 and Volvo S40 and a Mercedes C class I took the 2.0 SE Bora for a test drive. Very comfortable and eerily quiet. Excellent refinement. Bought the 2002 Bora from a VW main agent at a very reasonable price with a years warranty/breakdown cover. A few things need to be addressed like no glove box light! and door lamp not working but these are minimal gripes. With only 30k on the clock coupled with the warranty I had to say YES. Lower insurance group (8) compared to the 1999 Audi… Read Full Review

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“The front wheel drive together with an almost square...”

Written on: 08/04/2008

The front wheel drive together with an almost square wheel base gives it tremendous handling performance. If you are a good driver its possible to take bends like on one those very large roundabouts at 30mph without under or over steer. Brilliant suspension and shock absorbers give it a luxury ride. Seats and cockpit make it cosy… Read Full Review

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“I've had my VW Bora a few years now and it must be...”

Written on: 16/10/2007 by xpolsiv (2 reviews written)

I've had my VW Bora a few years now and it must be said having previously driven Peugeot and Vauxhall you notice the difference immediately both with the driveabilty and the solid feel. The cabin is classy and sleek, my particular model having carbon dash effect. The only downside to a Bora is if you plan to trainsport a bike or anything 'mis-shapen' so to speak a saloon makes it impractical. Other than that, can't fault it! Good old Volkswagen!… Read Full Review

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“Our VW Bora gearbox has just exploded - had to have...”

Written on: 23/03/2007 by edinburgh mum (1 review written)

Our VW Bora gearbox has just exploded - had to have new gearbox and clutch at cost of £1400. We bought the car from friends 6 months ago who had ever had any trouble with it. Does anyone know if it is worth us contacting the VW dealership they bought it from even though we bought it in a private sale or are we stuck as we didn't buy it directly from VW?… Read Full Review

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284265_Pwmicky's Response to edinburgh mum's Review

Written on: 03/04/2007

I have a VM Bora 1600. I purchased this vehicle 3 years ago and have had nothing but trouble with it.
<br/>I had the gearbox reconditioned and it is still not working as it should.
<br/>If you look for a second hand one you will be lucky to find one, as this seems to be a common fault with this car.
<br/>Regarding VW warranty: if your car has been serviced by VW and it is less than 3 years old and under 75000 miles then it should be covered (phone them and ask), they can only say no!

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★★★★★

“The Volkswagen Bora 1.6 Firstline is a brilliant car...”

Written on: 26/07/2006 by tomm (1 review written)

The Volkswagen Bora 1.6 Firstline is a brilliant car and very reliable with excellent mpg and a good small family car which any day beats the Ford Focus, especially with the more solid build with thicker steel, which would be a lot safer in a crash. It's a pleasure to have parked on my driveway… Read Full Review

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“After owning a 1.8 20v Passat for 4 years I wasn't...”

Written on: 09/02/2006 by lee carter (1 review written)

After owning a 1.8 20v Passat for 4 years I wasn't expecting such a wonderful time with a 1.6 Volkswagen Bora, but it really has been an amazing revelation in every way. Comfort, noise, mpg & luggage space are all better in every way. The 43 mpg avarage is better than my wifes 1.3 Fiesta… Read Full Review

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“The VW Bora 1.6 Firstline is a very comfertable...”

Written on: 08/05/2003 by Vince. (1 review written)

The VW Bora 1.6 Firstline is a very comfertable car,good torque,great handeling,nice to drive,very quiet road noise,loads of room, and a good looking car. Since i bought the Bora almost 8 months ago, i find when im reversing in a wheel lock,, the engine cuts off. This has puzzled me for ages. I know someone else with the same car, and also the same problem. Other than this, its all around a great car, and the best in its class… Read Full Review

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“Here in the new world, the Bora is called the Jetta,...”

Written on: 25/04/2003 by Steeljaws. (1 review written)

Here in the new world, the Bora is called the Jetta, and from what I see, significantly less costly than the European cousin. First of, the car is first-rate in every respect. With a cost of under $20,000 US dollars, evrything was included, ie: Air Conditioning, sunroof, power windows, locks, etc., 8 speaker cassette/CD, rear defroster, leather seats, alloy wheels. No other car in the US market in this class comes close to the build quality, and standard features. In fact, the only options… Read Full Review

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Stuartli.'s Response to Steeljaws.'s Review

Written on: 10/07/2003

I bought the Bora 1.6SE about six weeks ago after having had two Jettas (.13 then 1.6).
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<br>The second Jetta was 13 years old and still going strong but I happened to see the Bora (a model I was going to get anyway eventually) at a remarkable price.
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<br>It has all the toys to play with but the key features are its classy interior and the Mercedes/BMW standard of build quality.
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<br>A car mag in the UK recently told the tale of one of its writers who, whilst on one of our motorways, hit a Citroen at 70mph which the owner had "parked" in the outside lane.
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<br>The front of the Golf (basically the same car as the Bora but a hatchback) was pushed right back to the windscreen.
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<br>Amazingly, all the driver suffered was slight whiplash.
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<br>The Golf's safety measures worked perfectly. The engine was pushed down and out of the way, the bulkhead did its job of protecting the passenger cabin, the seatbelt tensioners kept the driver firmly in the seat and the airbags went off and down again instantly and with minimum noise thanks to a new type of gas.
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<br>Remarkably, the windscreen was intact, the electric windows worked as they should and all the safety features carried out their duties.
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<br>The driver stated afterwards that he thought the Golf had been a bit expensive when purchased, but now realised the benefit of superb build quality and engineering - it certainly saved his life.
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★★★★★

“In general appearance the Bora looks very tasty. It...”

Written on: 27/12/2002

In general appearance the Bora looks very tasty. It has a look of style and strength it sits very well on the road. The Bora is well proportioned with ample interior room and it is very modern looking. The Bora like many modern saloons comes with many features which are now pretty much standard and taken for granted… Read Full Review

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“Enviable build quality record of the VW Bora 1.6...”

Written on: 27/12/2002 by Steve. (1 review written)

Enviable build quality record of the VW Bora 1.6 Firstline is well deserved. Roomy, easy to use - and classy… Read Full Review

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“Performance The Bora aims to be small sporting saloon...”

Written on: 13/12/2002 by Rukhsar. (1 review written)

Performance The Bora aims to be small sporting saloon in BMW 3-series mould, and so it's engines are strong performers - the 2.3 V5, 2.8 V6 in the 4Motion and 115bhp 1.9 turbodiesel are all decently quick. Even the 2.0 from the Golf GTi has mid-range strength. A 1.6 and a 90bhp TD provide good driveability at a more affordable price. Ride & handling The Bora is stiffer than the Golf it's based on, and this improves things for keen drivers. On smooth, flowing roads it is well controlled and… Read Full Review

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“The Volkswagen Bora 1.6 Firstline is a beautiful car...”

Written on: 09/04/2002 by Vijay. (1 review written)

The Volkswagen Bora 1.6 Firstline is a beautiful car that will hold its value in the second hand market. VW really thought about the build quality to give you a remarkable looking car. A range of models but for the money the SE model gives you the best value for your money. 1.6 engine is falls in a insurance group 6 but is underpowered, so go for a 2.0 AUTO for the best deal. This is where the saloon can compete with the hatch. For the ultimate power go for a V5 4 motion. Expensive but well… Read Full Review

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“I purchased my VW bora 1.6 Firstline privately 2 weeks...”

Written on: 10/03/2002 by Derek. (1 review written)

I purchased my VW bora 1.6 Firstline privately 2 weeks ago for £7500. It is a 99v and has done 33000 miles. On first driving it I noticed how smooth and quiet it was but this tends to make road noise seem worse as you can hardly hear the engine.
After running it for a day or so I noticed a knocking noise coming from the front when going over bumps at slow speed so, as it still had 6 months warranty left, I took it to my local VW dealer who were very helpful and told me that the bushes req… Read Full Review

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“In family car-series the VW Bora will be at a very...”

Written on: 10/06/2001 by yo!. (1 review written)

In family car-series the VW Bora will be at a very high position. I like this Car!!!!… Read Full Review

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