1997 Volkswagen Golf Consumer Review: Good basic transportation
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1997 Volkswagen Golf - Consumer Review

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Good basic transportation
By dalton on

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1997 Volkswagen Golf GL 4dr Hatchback

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Bought this from a friend last year and has been a surprising delight to own. I have both an older BMW 7 series and Porsche 944. I enjoy driving this day to day so much that the other cars pretty much stay parked. It's tight, nimble and can cruise for hours at 85 mph while sipping between 30-32 mpg. I'm six foot three and have no problem fitting in even with the moon roof! It is almost 11 years old and after having it detailed, look like brand new.

Favorite Features

Simple design, tight but comfortable suspension. Easy to maintain and a very cost effective drive.

Suggested Improvements

Make cruise control and electric windows standard.
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