by sammac on Jun 26, 2002 Vehicle: 1992 Volkswagen Golf GL 4dr Hatchback
6 great years with this car and i will
miss it. Very dependable, peppy and
heaps of room for cargo. only two
problems experienced were with one
window that fell into the door and
needed to be repaired, and a dashboard
light that worked only sporatically
since I bought it (was never repaired
due to steep labour cost to change the
$5 bulb). Strong, heavy build - great
in the snow.
I think it's all very simple. Honda puts slightly smaller displacement engines in their cars because they 're more fuel efficient and the Civics are much lighter than a Golf, in the neighborhood of 4...
Besides, I know from personal experience that with proper maintenance, VW powertrains will hold up much longer than Hyundais. Case in point, back in 1992, I was driving a 1987 VW Golf (that I purcha...