The 1997 Volkswagen Golf is offered in the following submodels: Hatchback. Available styles include Jazz 4dr Hatchback, GL 2dr Hatchback, and GL 4dr Hatchback. Golf models are available with a 2.0 l-liter gas engine, with output up to 115 hp, depending on engine type. The 1997 Golf comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed manual. The 1997 Golf comes with a basic warranty, a roadside warranty, and a powertrain warranty.
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Review This was (and still is) my first car that I got in high school. I got it with 68,000 miles in 07 and have put on about 30,000 since then. Even with only 4 cylinders I have no problems getting up to speed on the highway and passing people. The gas mileage is ok around town but between 50-75 it really rocks. The interior was cheaply made, and there are a lot of cheap plastic pieces, but at 15 years old I'm not surprised that most of it is deteriorating. The biggest problem I had was with an intermittent speedometer, but I plan on running this car into the ground. If you can find one, you will not be disappointed.
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1997 volkswagen golf Jazz 4dr Hatchback, 5-speed manual, regular unleaded 24 combined MPG 21 city MPG/29 highway MPG