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This car is.... ok
By jenmo on
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1997 Volkswagen Golf GL 4dr Hatchback
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We bought this car a couple years ago with only 19K miles on it. We've since added another 30K. It was a wonderful car at first, but lately things have been going wrong. Thedash lights coming on for no reason. The trunk pop button only works periodically. The rear defrost works occasionaly. The driver's side lock cylinder just came out of the door, and the VW Repair person told me that it's a common problem. Also, one of the rear brake shoes broke in half due to a bad bearing. It still runs fine, but I'm getting tired of having to fix all the little things that go wrong. Next time, I'm buying a Honda or Toyota.
Favorite Features
The hatchback is great! You can fit an unbelieveable amount of stuff in this little car. It also drives well, and has nice tight steering.
Suggested Improvements
They should really work on making the "little things" in the car of a higher quality. We shouldn't have to worry about lock cylinders coming out or electrical systems dying. Aaargh!
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