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1999 Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen Golf Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 115 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 21/28 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1999 Volkswagen Golf

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  • Pros

    Fun to drive, comfortable ride, hatchback utility, lots of standard features in fourth-generation Golf, generous 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.

  • Cons

    Some controls hard to decipher, CD player should be standard.

  • What's New for 1999

    Volkswagen offers two generations of the Golf for sale in 1999. The third-generation Golf has been around since 1993, and it is a carryover for 1999. VW deletes the K2 model from the lineup and adds content to the upscale Wolfsburg, including cruise control, power windows (with one-touch operation) and heated power mirrors. Later in the model year, the company introduces a completely redesigned Golf with an improved version of the base inline four and an available turbodiesel four, which delivers up to 49 mpg on the highway. If you can hold out for a 2000 model, VW will offer a 150-hp 1.8-liter turbo for four-door hatchbacks.

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Customer Reviews

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Vw automatic - gas hog

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Vehicle: 1999 Volkswagen Golf GLS 4dr Hatchback (midyear)

Great vehicle, but with an automatic transmission it's a gas hog. My average highway mileage is only 28.8 MPG. I've had a few tanks in the low 30's MPG. The city mileage is around 20 MPG. I've had it checked by a garage twice and they didn't find anything wrong. Had it into a VW dealer once for another problem and the representative didn't think that 28.8 MPG for highway mileage for an automatic was out of line.



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A true volkswagen lover

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Vehicle: 1999 Volkswagen Golf GLS 4dr Hatchback (midyear)

You must be a true volkswagen lover to appreciate the smooth ride, great mileage, "too cool" exterior, and ample space this car provides! This was my 1st car and I still love it like as if I just brought it yesterday. It has never been in the shop for repairs! With the exception of a loose knob to adjust the passenger seat - my Golf is still delivering outstanding reliability and quality service.




Stay away from volkswagon golf!

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Vehicle: 1999 Volkswagen Golf GLS 4dr Hatchback (midyear)

This car is awful. It's been in the shop constantly for so many problems I can't even remember them all. Some problems I just leave rather than fix because I'm tired of putting money into this car. Don't buy Volkswagon.




Gotta love it

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Vehicle: 1999 Volkswagen Golf GLS 4dr Hatchback (midyear)

I purchased this car used with 34,000 miles on it, and it is the best car purchase I have ever made. I 'upgraded' to the Golf from a 1996 Neon, and the difference is unbelieveable - it is a luxury car compared to the Neon. It runs great, and is a blast to drive. I am now up to 40,000 and have had no problems or complaints (except for the cup holders - but a little hacking took care of that problem!) I mean, how can you go wrong with such a cool looking car that has so much zip, and can fit 18+ moving boxes in it, including the driver and a passenger? This car has definatly made me a VW/Audi convert. Maybe the next time around I will be able to afford a GTI... :)




The golf is a

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Vehicle: 1999 Volkswagen Golf GLS 4dr Hatchback (midyear)

I am very happy with my Golf. I bought it used with only 7500 miles back in 2000. The fuel economy is top notch. The looks are very stylish (especially when clean). When the back sets are down, it has a huge cargo area. I even used it to pick up a recliner from the furniture store! The only problems I have been having are the "check engine" light has come on 3 times in the almost 3 years I have owned it. Nothing major..just goes with the territory of owning a car, so I won't complain. VW service is very reliable and customer friendly. I would definitely get another VW (hopefully a Passat..if I win the lottery).




Good good

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Vehicle: 1999 Volkswagen Golf GLS 4dr Hatchback (midyear)

I bought a used 1999 golf GLS for me this car is exellent. I have no problems performance wise. There are a few minor problems such as the rear winshield wiper acts funny and some others but nothing crucial. This car is very fun to drive.



Full 1999 Volkswagen Golf Review

What's New for 1999

Volkswagen offers two generations of the Golf for sale in 1999. The third-generation Golf has been around since 1993, and it is a carryover for 1999. VW deletes the K2 model from the lineup and adds content to the upscale Wolfsburg, including cruise control, power windows (with one-touch operation) and heated power mirrors. Later in the model year, the company introduces a completely redesigned Golf with an improved version of the base inline four and an available turbodiesel four, which delivers up to 49 mpg on the highway. If you can hold out for a 2000 model, VW will offer a 150-hp 1.8-liter turbo for four-door hatchbacks.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 21
  • cty
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  • 28
  • highway
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