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Anyone owned a VW Bora

SteveTDCi Aug 25, 2008

  1. SteveTDCi

    SteveTDCi Active Member

    Has anyone on here owned a VW Bora, I've always wanted one - for some reason, and i'm thinking of going backwards from the A3 to a TDi Bora, although I always wanted a V5. That will free up enough cash to go towards a Boxster and boat or something.
  2. Macduff

    Macduff Member

    Had a '99 V5 Bora from December 2000 until June 2004.

    Ours was quite well spec'd with leather Recaros and Satnav (although strangely no CD changer which I had to add)

    Loved that car. Superb engine even if only 150bhp. Not the quickest and of course everyone will tell you to get a 1.8T as they can be mapped but the V5 has bucketloads of character, a decent turn of speed, a nice exhaust note and is reasonably economical.
    Enough space for 4 and a huge boot. Much better looking than a Golf too IMHO

    Build quality was good if not in A4 territory. The main faults we had were AC compressor failure (covered by Warranty Direct) and a failed door lock.

    I guess I'd recommend the 170 although I've not driven one but they will be a bit newer (although up to 8 years old for the oldest). Try to find one with recaros if you can as the standard seats are not great. I believe the 2000 onwards cars also handle a bit better.
  3. auroan

    auroan Active Member

    Had a 2003 PD150 Sport. Cracking car, had no problems with it whats so ever.
  4. Essflee

    Essflee Well-Known Member

    I drove my mates bora when he had it, was the v6 2.8 4motion. Was a lovely car to drive, used to pull like a train in any gear and the throttle response was amazing. Had a miltek and remap saw it pushing 220ish bhp.....one other thing it did have which a lot dont seem to was a little boot spoiler which i think finishes it off nicely......
  5. Simon66

    Simon66 Member

    I had the Bora as well it was a sport version. that didnt come with a cd in either. Golf with a boot really.
  6. SteveTDCi

    SteveTDCi Active Member

    not sure what mpg i'd get out of the V5 or even V6 there don't seem to be many new versions around, mostly 02 cars which is a bugger for my private plate and possibly quite a step back from a 55 plate A3 although the boxster might make up for it !
  7. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :) Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group quattro Audi A4 S-line owners group saloon Manual

    I think they are quite nice, they are something a bit out of the norm compared to your usual golfs.

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