by blenz on Aug 29, 2003 Vehicle: 1997 Volkswagen Golf Trek 4dr Hatchback
The Small things that have gone wrong
have cost me a total of $15 because I
fixed them my self. the timing belt is
easy to get to and change and only cost
$20 from Ovals motorsports. The drivers
door lock broke at around90000 and cost
$6 in parts and 1 hr on a saturday to
fix the new part is much beefer and of
better quality. Overall quality is
equal to or better than toy or honda.
by zigzag on Oct 27, 2002 Vehicle: 1997 Volkswagen Golf Trek 4dr Hatchback
I have had my trek for over 3 years now
and will keep it until VW fixes power
windows in newer GTI's. The only real
problem with car was dealership i
bought it from (Dick Dean) Car drives
like a dream, can haul my two large
dogs nice with seats folded down.
time. If I had the heated seats and the
VR6 could keep car forever.
The Golf's 2.0-liter inline four engine is fitted with a redesigned cylinder head, resulting in smoother power delivery. Other changes include the addition of a cargo area light, a new high-mounted brake light and open-door warning reflectors for all doors. Memory Red is a new exterior paint choice. Later in the model year, Volkswagen releases special-interest K2, Trek and Jazz versions of the Golf. The K2 targets winter enthusiasts, and as such comes with the buyer's choice of skis or a snowboard; a roof rack to carry said gear; heated front seats, windshield washer nozzles and exterior mirrors; special cloth upholstery; silver-faced gauges; and an eight-speaker cassette stereo. The Golf Trek targets mountain bikers, and it comes with a 21-speed mountain bike and a bike rack for the roof; alloy wheels; sport seats; special cloth and carpeting; a leather-wrapped steering wheel; silver-faced gauges; and foglights. Finally, the Jazz is solely for those who fancy a Golf with a sound system, six-CD changer, velour upholstery and alloy wheels baked right in. Curiously, none of these special models are eligible for the basic GL model's optional antilock brakes.