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1997 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback

 
 

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Volkswagen Golf Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 115 hp @ 5400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 21/29 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 1997 Volkswagen Golf

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Excellent road manners, roomy interior, fun to drive, availability of upscale features.

  • Cons

    Some controls difficult to decipher, staid styling, weak four-cylinder engine, can't get ABS on K2 model.

  • What's New for 1997

    The Golf's 2.0-liter inline four engine is fitted with a redesigned cylinder head, resulting in smoother power delivery. Other changes…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (2 total reviews)


Great car

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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.




Who needs cup holders

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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.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 21
  • cty
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  • 29
  • highway
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Full 1997 Volkswagen Golf Review

What's New for 1997

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.

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