Great little car with a zippy engine and nimble suspension for a stock car. The large cargo area makes it perfect for someone who wants to be able to haul their stuff around while still getting 30mpg. Unlike most imports the Golf has a very solid and safe feel. Don't let the numbers fool you, the 0-60 times may not be much to brag about but this car realy shines in the 45-100 range (as with most German cars) allowing the driver to pass slower freeway traffic with ease. Although this isn't my first car, I'd recomend it to any parent or child as a car to put on their list. The undated styling is another reason why the mk3 Golf is a great used car.
Exterior looks, moonroof, large cargo area, 30mpg, room for 4 tall adults.
American sized cup holders. Higher quality seats. More power. 4 wheel disc brakes. Higher quality electronics (door locks, power windows, sun roof, guages, etc.)