2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-27 05:39
If you are looking for a solid used car and don't necessarily have the image in mind, you should take a look at the VW Bora. Although it is not free from defects, it still offers solid technology.
For Volkswagen, the Jetta has a long, but rather unpleasant history in terms of sales figures. In terms of registrations, it could never hold a candle to the Golf, which traditionally provided the technical basis for the notchback car. From 1991 VW wanted to sell the model launched twelve years earlier with the new name Vento better. The name Bora should finally fix it from 1998. But both times the success was limited. Prospective buyers, who are not bothered by the poor prestige, get a used vehicle with very solid golf technology.
Bora in the front midfield
In the breakdown statistics of the ADAC, the Bora occupies a place "in the front midfield". The list of quirks is comparatively long. But among them there are some things that might pass as trifles: leaky washing systems, defective fuel gauges or even broken locks. More significant are the engine damage attested by the ADAC due to defective tensioning pulleys on the TDI units, which were replaced with better ones in 2002. In the years 2001 to 2003, the clutches sometimes capitulated. In cars up to 2001, defective immobilizers, problems with the ABS control unit and incorrectly deploying belt tensioners caused displeasure.
It was the fourth generation of the Jetta that VW wanted to give more updraft, especially in Germany, with the name of the downwind Bora. The Jetta name was retained in other markets. In 1998 the sedan rolled to the dealerships; a station wagon was also on offer. From the bonnet, this only differed from the Golf Variant in terms of the nameplate on the rear. In 2005, the Bora left the field to its successor, the Jetta V.
Lots of engines at the Bora
Unlike the sales figures, the range of engines in the VW Bora is abundant. Over the years, eleven different petrol engines were introduced that produce between 55 kW / 75 PS and 150/204 PS. Diesel is available with an output range between 66 kW / 90 PS and 110 kW / 150 PS. On the used car market, the most powerful Bora 2.8 V6 4Motion from 2003 costs around 9300 euros. A little more has to be invested in the 1.8 5V Turbo Highline from 2004 with 110 kW / 150 PS at 10,000 euros. A Bora 1.9 TDI Comfortline from 2001 with 85 kW / 115 PS is listed in the Schwacke list for around 5650 euros. (dpa / tmn)
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