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The best compact 4 door saloon on the road???

AdvantagesAffordable premium car with some excellent quality a quick engine!

DisadvantagesUnfortunatly not all the power can be unleashed because of handling!!

"Test model Volkswagen Bora TDI 150 Sport Reg No. FA03 FUM UK model RHD Mileage 45,000 Actual 0-60: 8.5 Obtained MPH: 142mph Volkswagens answer to the four door saloon based on the Golf Mk4 came in the guise of the Bora in 1998. Although this is not the first time that VW have tried the smaller 4 door saloon, see the Vento and Jetta (Bora's worldwide name). The model I purchased is a 2003 03 plated model which had 42,800 miles when I bought ..." Read review
23.11.2005

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Community Level 2dmwilson

dmwilson

Let me introduce you to Dora the Bora

AdvantagesGood looking, great fuel economy

DisadvantagesCheaper similar cars available

"I have recently bought a second hand Bora 1.9 SE TDI (130bhp). We had been looking for one of these for several months and finally found what we were looking for several weeks ago and I must say I am soooo pleased with her. I do approx 15k business miles a year so needed a car with good fuel economy and high comfort, aswell as being well built with a good life expectacy as we are not planning on changing this for a good 5 or so years, but it also ..." Read review
03.10.2006

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Community Level 6Marandina

Marandina

I'm off to Bora Bora

AdvantagesGreat drive, well made, quick

DisadvantagesCornering, depreciation

"...unfamiliar to cars as I, Volkswagen is a major German car manufacturer with a first class reputation. Most famous for the VW Beetle (think Herbie goes to Monte Carlo and all that malarkey) and you start to put into context the long-term nature of a top draw operator. Both the personal and company car market are ultra competitive these days. What with the government’s desire to bring prices in line with Europe and the desperation of the major manufacturers ..." Read review
21.08.2003

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Community Level 9Spottydog11

Spottydog11

A winter wind blows intermittently over the coast of the Adriatic

AdvantagesStill going strong, nice design, comfortable

DisadvantagesCup holder flimsy, check engine light on

"A Bora is defined as a winter wind which blows intermittently over the coast of the Adriatic Sea. It is also my trusty car! When I started seeing my now husband he very quickly put me on his insurance for his 2001 VW Bora, mad, crazy yes, but in all this time I have not had a crash and the car is still going strong. He purchased it from new and I started driving it in 2005. Now, some 146,000 miles later, it is still, in my opinion as good as a new ..." Read review
21.06.2011

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Community Level 2tombarnes

tombarnes

Not quite settled down

AdvantagesLooks, Space, motorway performance

DisadvantagesCornering and Louder than your average car

"I've had one of these for 2 years now. First of not many complaints at all. You'll find the following Fitted Alarm with features. Key Controlled central locking. Side Airbags(Driver and passenger). Dashboard journey statistics. Outside Temperature. Fully adjustable seats( forward - Back , Up - Down, upright- flat). Lockable glove compartment. Cup holders. Exceptional fuel consumption. Good Casette stereo. Traction Control Automatic ..." Read review
03.03.2004

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Community Level 4nigeofnewb...

nigeofnewbury

VW Bora 1.9 TDI Sport

AdvantagesClimate control, Speed, Economy

DisadvantagesThe name

"The Bora is Volkswagen's attempt to rival the BMW 3 series and Audi A3 and makes a good attempt. I traded in my wife's cherished Golf GTI for the Bora 1.9 TDI (diesel) Sport (150bhp) because :- a) we needed a bigger boot b) we had just bought a tent which wouldn't fit in the Golf c) the Golf was making a few dodgy sounds d) diesel sounded more economical ~~ First Impressions ~~ I actually think that the Bora looks quite sleek and sturdy ..." Read review
24.03.2005

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Community Level 3cokane

cokane

A Golf With A Boot, It Can't Be Bad!

AdvantagesGood looking car, some nice touches, it's a volkswagen

Disadvantagesslightly dull interior

"...is the successor to the Volkswagen Jetta, i.e. it's the Golf with a boot. Working off the chassis of the Golf, these cars have always been good and the Bora is no exception. I don't personally own one but have had the use of my uncles on a regular basis and can testify that it is as good a car as is on the market in this sector. It is spot on in the looks department with a styling which gives it a look of strength about it, its kept simple but ..." Read review
14.12.2005

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Community Level 1gluebag

gluebag

Nice engine, shame about the traction!

AdvantagesPowerful and economic engine, well built, reliable

Disadvantageswheel spin in 1st, 2nd and 3rd gear in the wet!

"Bought a Bora TDI 150 Sport two weeks ago and so far very impressed. Have managed 48+mpg average per tank and have done 280 miles on half a tank so far this week! My previous car was an E46 BMW 323 saloon and I really don't feel short changed in the Bora (although mine does have heated leather sports seats thanks to being a VW demo car!). The only gripe I have is wet weather traction (there isn't any). Due to the vast torque of this engine ..." Read review
12.10.2006

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Community Level 1Markw66

Markw66

Well Pleased

AdvantagesGreat engine, quality feel, great attention to detail

DisadvantagesSlightly light steering

"Looks wise the Replay Silver Bora with black velour interior and dash has brought many complimentary comments since I picked it up from new one month ago. The Le Castellet 16" alloys add to the effect. The 1.9 PD 130 bhp TDI engine is economical (500 miles to the "fuel low" message and really flies. Economy is enhanced by the 6 speed gear box. Handling is pretty good but the power steering a touch too light. The ride is "safe" rather than "exciting". ..." Read review
12.07.2002

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Community Level 1npturner

npturner

Nice car shame about the handling

AdvantagesEconomy, performance, styling, ride, cheaper 2nd hand than Golf

DisadvantagesHandling, handling and handling

"The Bora is one of those cars that ha never really fitted into the British comunity. It's neither an exceutive saloon, nor a sporting saloon, and therefore is sold in low numbers. The problem is, the Bora is a very good looking car, chunky and well built, but under the skin is a very under damped bony chassis. Having driven the Sport TDi PD 115 version I must admit it is well equiped and has an excelent engine, as has any VW/Audi/SEAT/Skoda TDi, ..." Read review
16.10.2001

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Community Level 1amandabeaton

amandabeaton

VW Bora TDI

Advantagesgood control

Disadvantagesnot much choice of interior

"Make : VW Model : Bora My dad drives a VW bora. I learned to drive in it before I got my own car. I found it very comfortable although the large size of the car was a bit of a problem. Features : height adjustable driver seat, front and rear foglights, metallic paint, cd player, leather steering wheel, front, passenger and side airbags, low fuel consumption. Advantages : easy to control, low fuel consumption, powerful engine, comfortable ..." Read review
11.11.2003

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Community Level 1geraint2003

geraint2003

First the ford escort then the vw bora

AdvantagesEngine, Build, Security & Looks

DisadvantagesMine didnt come with alloys!!

"Let me tell you my story, well not a story but a review...After owning a ford escort (1995) for 1.5 yrs the vw bora came as a plesent change. Firstly, the VW Bora looks great, handles on rails and is soooo quiet! I have owned my Bora for 3 weeks now, and although I cannot truley comment on its life, I can tell its a real kick ass car. I have drove my fair share of cars...Astras (interior made me urge!!), Citroen C5 (nice car but looks like a pig) ..." Read review
20.08.2003

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Community Level 1fletch9979

fletch9979

Bora, the car for you?

AdvantagesEconomical, Safe, Spaceous, Perforamnce!

DisadvantagesPlain interior!

"...then go for something else. Volkswagen leave the performance of the car to do the talking and that’s exactly what will make you fall in love with it if you ever get the pleasure to drive one. At Volkswagen, the designers and engineers are obsessed with detail. And the Bora is a perfect example of this. Every switch is positioned within easy reach. The blue illuminated instrument displays are clearly visible. Look around the interior and you'll ..." Read review
13.01.2004

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