I owne a Golf GL 1994, i got it in 1996
with only 45,000km on it, for a good
price. Ever since then i love the car
its been great driving it. Good
performance, fast good on gas, a nice
looking car in general. Did some mods.
on it but overall to be honest i would
be lying to you if i didnt said this
car is the best car on the market today.
Hatchback, tint windows, lowered,
Alpine system 12" type R 400w/each with
an Alpine amp 1000w. Alpine 3473 cdR
More hours power would be good but, i
can live without that.
Man, this little car is really cool.
It's no speed demon (it
quickly), but it does have great
torque. We dropped the back seats,
loaded it up with camping gear and
drove up to the mountains without a
glitch or moment of hesitation going up
the grades. It's all about the torque!
I'm very impressed with how much
this car holds, and with how
well the interior was designed in order
to accomodate so much cargo. I'm also
very impressed with the build\materials
quality, especially in the
interior. Plus, it has a very nice,
quiet, comfortable ride at all speeds.
Comprehensive list of standard features
(usually options with the competition),
interior cargo capacity, build quality,
the multitude of standard safety
features, blue and red dash lights,
ride quality, price, 4-year/50,000 mile
Cup holders in dash are a joke (they
obscure the radio controls when
opened), no center armrest.
I often read that this car was pricy
when comparing it to the competetors,
Focus, MP5, Matrix, Vibe..... but in
reality, its a great deal. VW puts so
much on the Golf as standard, where the
competion will sell a really stripped
down model. Put all the features you
would want onto the car, and the Golf
is very competative, and more refined
in my opinion. It drives great, feels
classy, and with TDI gets great fuel
economy, and lots of pep. Its
unfortunate more US car makers do not
yet have the diesel option, though that
should change once we get the cleaner
diesel in the states.
Turbo Diesel engine, and blue/red
lights on the dash.
Kinda funky placement of the cup-
holder, and the center console storage
box is a joke.
After owning an Audi A4, I am
surprisingly happy with the Golf. The
handling, quietness and comfort are
very close to the A4. I was
disappointed at first with the fuel
mileage, but after slowing down to 65
MPH on the highway, I actually got 40
MPG. My only complaint is that 5th gear
revs too high. At 65 MPH, I'm at 3200
Handling, comfort, quietness, standard
5th gear should be turning less than
3200 RPM at 65 MPH.