1997 Volkswagen Golf Consumer Review: still happy with it
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1997 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback - Consumer Review

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still happy with it
By Sam247 on

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1997 Volkswagen Golf K2 4dr Hatchback

Review

Got it new in 97, the car is running very well, 5 yrs, 133K miles...changed water pump at 80K under warranty, clutch and Oxygen sensors at 123K miles. Otherwise, given how hard I drive my VW it is very impressive how she's holding up. Amazing what regular scheduled maintenance does! If you need to drive 110MPH, this car will do it and feel stable...in the snow it is great. With the 5speed manual transmission it feels pretty zippy.

Best Features

The heated seats, the roof rack, and just how much stuff you can get in it when you fold the seats down.

Worst Features

Every car a gremlin in the "build quality" department, for this VW it is wheel bearings they tend to go bad about everytime it is time to change the timing belt (50 to 60K miles)
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