I've heard about problem in the Mini from previous generation, maybe they fixed them now?
But as far as I know, I think VW is really playing there cards right on the cars that they are making now. As long as they improve there reliability with the new ones then they should be good. And the gas mileage that they provide for the consumer is phenomenal (TDI)
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