Used 1997 Volkswagen Golf
The Golf's 2.0-liter inline four engine is fitted with a redesigned cylinder head, resulting in smoother power delivery. Other changes include the addition of a cargo area light, a new high-mounted brake light and open-door warning reflectors for all doors. Memory Red is a new exterior paint choice. Later in the model year, Volkswagen releases special-interest K2, Trek and Jazz versions of the Golf. The K2 targets winter enthusiasts, and as such comes with the buyer's choice of skis or a snowboard; a roof rack to carry said gear; heated front seats, windshield washer nozzles and exterior mirrors; special cloth upholstery; silver-faced gauges; and an eight-speaker cassette stereo. The Golf Trek targets mountain bikers, and it comes with a 21-speed mountain bike and a bike rack for the roof; alloy wheels; sport seats; special cloth and carpeting; a leather-wrapped steering wheel; silver-faced gauges; and foglights. Finally, the Jazz is solely for those who fancy a Golf with a sound system, six-CD changer, velour upholstery and alloy wheels baked right in. Curiously, none of these special models are eligible for the basic GL model's optional antilock brakes.
- Excellent road manners, roomy interior, fun to drive, availability of upscale features.
- Some controls difficult to decipher, staid styling, weak four-cylinder engine, can't get ABS on K2 model.
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Features & Specs
|GL 2dr Hatchback||Jazz 4dr Hatchback||Trek 4dr Hatchback||GL 4dr Hatchback||K2 4dr Hatchback|
|Transmission||5-speed manual||5-speed manual||5-speed manual||5-speed manual||5-speed manual|
|Horsepower||115 hp @ 5400 rpm||115 hp @ 5400 rpm||115 hp @ 5400 rpm||115 hp @ 5400 rpm||115 hp @ 5400 rpm|
Used 1997 Volkswagen Golf Overview
The Used 1997 Volkswagen Golf is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include GL 2dr Hatchback, Jazz 4dr Hatchback, Trek 4dr Hatchback, GL 4dr Hatchback, and K2 4dr Hatchback.
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