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1997 Volkswagen Golf - Consumer Reviews

1997 Volkswagen Golf

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Rubber moldings and then all that jazz
Performance
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Fuel Economy
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By DSullivan
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Vehicle

1997 Volkswagen Golf Jazz 4dr Hatchback


Review

Good little car. Excellent mileage an easy 32 mpg with no effort, comfy, saucy. Only needs regular upkeep, but then there's those disappearing rubber moldings, get some good glue. Sound system is really nice. A/C, when working, is good. All kinds of space for carrying things. Suspension excellent. A tight little car with very few squeaks but a paucity of quality when it comes to interior plastic (knobs i.e. seat, radio, cup holder is laughable) I'll keep it for a few more years.


Best Features

Mileage 32 mpg, Comfort, style, sound system


Worst Features

All plastic, more mileage


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Great Economical Car with Zip
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By jtripper22
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Vehicle

1997 Volkswagen Golf Jazz 4dr Hatchback


Review

Living in Seattle, it's great to have a car this size to park downtown. The gas mileage is very good too, and as a third owner I've been impressed to have very little go wrong. Valve head gasket is a rubber piece whose integrity lessens over time and the leaking oil compromises the coolant flange, so they'll often go together, but with any car this old rubber pieces will wear. I have had those go, but everything else is solid, and I've been happy to stop buying cheap cars to spend a little more with reliable results. Room enough for snowboarding gear (with seats down), and decent room for 4 (or 5 in a pinch). I love the stick-shift - it makes merging so easing which is useful in a city.


Best Features

Hatch. Zip.


Worst Features

Cupholders only accomodate 12 oz. size coffee cups, and you can't open the ashtray (I use for change) with a drink in the holder. Molding on doors have all fallen off (though only about $50 to remount - still annoying). Glove box bangs the knees of passengers when open. All very minor.


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A Good Car, Minus the Molding
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By jenni
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Vehicle

1997 Volkswagen Golf Jazz 4dr Hatchback


Review

I love this car. It is ffun to drive and comfy. Plus it has a good sound system. The only drawback is the parts started falling off around six years into the vehicle.


Best Features

The radio, body style, and moonroof.


Worst Features

It should have better molding and interior parts - i.e. seat levers, etc.


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