by TDiMonkey on Sep 3, 2005 Vehicle: 1999 Volkswagen Golf GL TDi 2dr Hatchback (midyear)
Overall the 1999 VW golf is a fantastic car. It has the handling of a go-kart, fuel economy like a moped, and acceleration like a puma. The TDI engine is exceptional with its milage and reliability. In burning biodiesel, I expect to reach 300,000 miles without any major issues, if the body lasts that long (salty Maine air, roads).
by fowvay on Jul 30, 2005 Vehicle: 1999 Volkswagen Golf GL TDi 2dr Hatchback (midyear)
This was my first new VW and it has turned out to be one of my best cars. I have had to educate myself about the mechanicals of the vehicle because the dealer network is useless but this has made the ownership experience quite fun. I don't mind getting my hands dirty and the aftermarket segment supports these vehicles beautifully.
by Wex on Feb 20, 2003 Vehicle: 1999 Volkswagen Golf GLS TDi 4dr Hatchback (midyear)
I love driving this car and now that I
am looking for another car, nothing
near the price has as smooth a ride.
Great pep for 45 MPH. But, I've had
elecitrical problems and maintence
issues on the turbo, which were
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.