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The used 1996 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback is offered in the following styles: TDi 4dr Hatchback, and GL 4dr Hatchback. Pre-owned Golf Hatchback models are available with a 0-liter diesel engine or a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 115 hp, depending on engine type. The used 1996 Golf Hatchback comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed manual.
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Review I bought this car earlier this year, and I drive it extremely hard. I've had no problems with it as far as repairs and such, which for me is unusual. The car has a decent top speed, although the acceleration is really bad. Its handling is pretty good for FWD. It's good on gas, looks good, is very sturdy, and is a well made automobile for sure.
What options are available on the 1996 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback?
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Available Volkswagen Golf 1996 Hatchback Trims: TDI S, 2.5L PZEV, TDI SE, TSI S, TDI SEL, TSI SE, GLS, TSI SEL, GL, TSI S w/Sunroof, 2.5L, GLS 1.8T, GLS TDI, TSI Wolfsburg Edition
Exterior Colors: Black, Platinum Grey Metallic, Pure White, Night Blue Metallic, Blue Silk Metallic, Tungsten Silver Metallic, Candy White, United Gray Metallic, Tornado Red, Blue Graphite Metallic, Reflex Silver Metallic, Reflex Silver, Shark Blue Metallic, Silk Blue Metallic, Bright Green Pearlcoat, Indigo Blue
Interior Colors: Black leatherette, Titan Black cloth, Beige leatherette, Titan Black leatherette, Gray, Beige cloth, Black, Quartz Gray
Popular Features: Fold Flat Rear Seats, Rear Bench Seats, Alarm, Post-collision safety system, Stability Control, Tire Pressure Warning, Trip Computer, Aux Audio Inputs, Bluetooth, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Power Driver Seat, Heated seats, Sunroof/Moonroof, Back-up camera, Auto Climate Control, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Navigation, Upgraded Headlights, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, USB Inputs, Keyless Entry/Start, Blind Spot Monitoring, Adaptive Cruise Control, Parking sensors, Pre-collision safety system, Lane Departure Warning