I’ve owned VW’s for the past 30 years. I always thought they were great cars, really reliable, solid and comfortable.
Now I am starting to change my views after repeatedly encountering the VAG stance on letting customers pay for expensive problems caused by their known design faults.
The tipping point was my new 2006 Transporter Multivan with 180k miles on it. Not a lot of miles for a VW and certainly not for a workhorse such as the T5.
This is my second T5 with 2.5 TDi Motor. Its a pretty solid motor with no timing belt to be replaced. However… it makes up for that by the other faults that manifest themselves.
If you are thinking of buying a T5, read on.