by Mr. Upset on Jan 17, 2007 Vehicle: 1993 Volkswagen Golf
I purchased this car from a friend in December of '06 as a temp car while I hooked-up my Civic. It was the biggest mistake ever. The car ran fine for the first couple of weeks. Then it began to overheat due to the water pump giving out. The alarm never worked unless you used the key. Then then sunroof broke and began to leak. The rear view mirrors are a little hard to adjust. Now the car is beginning to backfire. The stock handling stinks. My stock Civic DX can run rings around this car. This Golf will make a great project car if anybody is willing to shovel the cash into it but beware, the car may be old but the parts are still expensive.
by richard on Jun 25, 2005 Vehicle: 1993 Volkswagen Golf
This is an excellent car. I deliver pizza, so I put tons of miles on it and it never shows. I did have a problem with the stock alarm, but that was fixed without any real expenses (loose bolt in the door). Its fun to drive and has great handling and brakes. The acceleration can seem a little wimpy, but you get used to it (Im used to my brothers 1997 GTI). I highly recommend this car, its reliable, cheap on gas, and fun to drive, great for sustained 80 mph+ speeds as well.
by Cardriver on Jul 2, 2003 Vehicle: 1993 Volkswagen Golf
I am the original owner of this car.
It has been a great car for 10 years
over many types of terrain. Great
mileage, minimal maintenance. The only
problems are a hard to fix AC leak and
door powerlock failure (can now only
lock/unlock at driver's side but still
functions--a little inconvenient but
why pay to fix?!). These are minor
issues for a car that has been totally
reliable & fun to drive for 10 years.