Very, very fortified from rust. Ultimately the 1.8t is the most temperamental and the VR has chain issues.
Great cars if you want something cheap, nice (as in quiet/rides well/comfortable) and somewhat fun to drive. I like them, but I'm biased as I had a LOADED GLX VR6 with "wood" grain, leather (the seats were excellent), climatronic and the MFD. Best $2500 manual daily you could want.
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