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Great little car!
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By golf_driver
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Vehicle

1994 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback GL 4dr Hatchback


Review

I got my Golf as a graduation gift in 2007 and have been fairly happy with it. The guy that owned it before me put a clutch in it after learning how to drive a standard, has some sketchy rust spots (originally a VT car), the engine cuts out at odd moments (due to the MAF sensor), and the radio died a silent death when the battery was disconnected one day. Also, the drivers door lock cylinder comes out with the key and the vacuum-powered locking system doesn't work. Other than that and some routine maintenance, I love my VW and plan on buying a Mk. 4 ASAP. All my friends envy me my sporty little car and want either a Golf or a Jetta now.


Best Features

8-speaker audio system, the ability to take on just about anything at a two-lane red light, the gas mileage that goes 100 miles on a quarter of a tank, the look and interchangeability of parts with the Jetta (I put in seats and silver gauges from a '98 GT), the aggressive stance and the ride.


Worst Features

More wisely-placed front cup holders!! aftermarket mass airflow sensor, power windows to go with the power sunroof, more durable front spoiler, electric power locks instead of vacuum, and a less unpredictable radio would all be nice.


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Great car - I Bought It Twice
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By lowblackdub
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1994 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback GL 4dr Hatchback


Review

I just re-purchased my 1994 Volkswagen Golf four years after selling it. It was such a good car and the only car I ever regret selling. I've covered 180,000 kms. in it and it has been solid, with no major problems to speak of. It still looks, rides, and runs like it did eleven years ago when I originally purchased it.


Best Features

I love the fuel mileage, handling, looks, parts availability, and the fact that it is so cheap and easy to maintain.


Worst Features

The car rides and handles like a sportscar (I installed an aftermarket suspension kit), but acceleration is quite poor.


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By GermanGirl
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1994 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback GL 4dr Hatchback


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Parts last a long time. Muffler lasted from 94-2003, no expensive repairs. Very fun to drive on the Autobahn. Great gas mileage. Good to take on road trips. This car was built to last. American cars are built to expire.


Best Features

Gas mileage.


Worst Features

Better electric system.


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Good car as long as nothing breaks
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By Andrewx5
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1994 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback GL 4dr Hatchback


Review

This car is great as long as you don't have to replace parts. Volkswagen parts are through the roof! I love my VW, but I need to part with it to get a car that has affordable parts.


Best Features

Interior size vs. small size of the car Fun to Drive Excellent ride...Definitely a German Car


Worst Features

Cheaper replacement parts High mile cars be wary...


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Awesome Car
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By MD VDUB GUY
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Vehicle

1994 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback GL 4dr Hatchback


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This is the 4th car I have ever owned and I have to say I love it!!! I have had a Subary, Chevy and Audi cars and this one has to be the best (tied with the Audi) It has been reliable from day 1. Fun to drive, fast and easy parking. Gas millage is awesome! Does not depreciate a lot. My wife's 2000 Hyundai depreciated faster than my VW. Its a great car. Easy to Mod. Great car for commuting!!!


Best Features

Fast, easy to maintain and trouble free!


Worst Features

None


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