1990 Volkswagen Golf Review

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List Price Estimate:$762 - $1,801
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Edmunds' Expert Review

1990 Highlights

The Golf lineup is trimmed to a single GL model offered in both two- and four-door body styles.

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5 out of 5 stars
Love this car!!!
GL 2dr Hatchback
I bought my VW used and owned it for 8 years and absolutely loved it! Nothing major ever went wrong. Only had to replace brakes, muffler, etc. I would recommend this car to anyone. Only problem - any mechanic I talked to said VW's are so hard to fix. I had trouble with mechanics trying to fix it and not knowing how to. Great gas mileage and after 12 years, never once did I have trouble starting it on a winter morning. The heater worked so well it was like being in a sauna after 5 minutes. I wrecked it 3 months ago and am still mourning "my best friend." This car would have ran another 10 years.
4.5 out of 5 stars
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Dan Bliven,01/21/2003
GL 2dr Hatchback
very very good car
4.5 out of 5 stars
Sweet little car that's indestructable
GL 4dr Hatchback
My first car. She was the car that could. She could: go fast, drink no gas, pull the people, move the dresser, look good, park in any spot, feel racey. She Couldn't: survive the snow :( Alas my poor car died in the snow and I sold her to a mechanic... going strong now apparently...
5 out of 5 stars
GL 4dr Hatchback
I have been driving this car for over a year. It has exceeded my expectations by ten fold. Also, it is very easy to customize it to just how you like it. Durability is superior to other newer cars today.


IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

More about the 1990 Volkswagen Golf

Used 1990 Volkswagen Golf Overview

The Used 1990 Volkswagen Golf is offered in the following submodels: Golf Hatchback. Available styles include GL 4dr Hatchback, and GL 2dr Hatchback. The Used 1990 Volkswagen Golf comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed manual.

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Should I lease or buy a 1990 Volkswagen Golf?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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