I love this little car, and it will break my heart to part with it. It is still fun to drive after owning it for almost eleven years! I know Consumer Reports has little good to say about VWs and reliability, but I happened to have gotten a good one. It has only left me high and dry once -- and that was when the starter fried itself right in my driveway. Other than that, it has been a good friend and to this day I still get compliments on its good looks. Mechanics don't mind working on it, either. Things are where they should be!
I like ow this car is so user-friendly. It has good power, good looks, and drives great. It is a killer for tight parking spots! I put a stainless free-flow exhaust on it and it even sounds great!
My only complaint is the rust! It didn't like being in a heated garage for several snowy winters with the road salt.
I have owned my 1995 Golf Sport since purchase in July 1995. It has been a fun car and it has always turned heads for styling esp in the flash red color. For a Volkswagon it has been remarkably reliable. Only non wear and tear repairs were a windshield water leak (easily fixed) and the muffler system had to be replaced after 5 years (ugh) Otherwise just brakes, tires and oil/ changes. currently 67k miles.
Fun to drive, looks cool, easy parking reliabity has been very good
this car has been very good, a few
minor problems that are to be expected
from a car with over 100K on it.
replaced oil seals, and oxygen sensor
wire. drivers seat mount bracket broke
causing it to lean to one side...tough
on the back...$400 to replace so I had
it welded...still leans.. this car runs
great and gets fairly decent mileage
with a mild performance cam installed.
car is still sharp looking and gets
alot of looks from the local dudes
hanging around. I have 134,000 miles on
it and it will probably exceed 200K
like my last Golf (1989) did.
hatchback....back seats fold down for
hauling around whatever
cup holders are pretty lame, passenger
seat is too high for my tall
passengers, their heads almost stick
out the sunroof,