1997 Volkswagen Golf Consumer Review: a fun to drive car w/ a reliab

1997 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback - Consumer Review

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a fun to drive car w/ a reliability issu
By plfdc on


1997 Volkswagen Golf GL 4dr Hatchback


I got all what I was hoping for in
terms of sportiness and
accessibility. I carpool w/3
children, yet I am not assiciated with
the minivan crowd. This is an
excellent car in that respect, driving
on curvy mountain roads is awesome in
this car. There is lots of power and
the ride is really precise.
Also there is enough room for all 4/5
of us and our equipment. Gas mileage
is 31 mpg in suburban stop-and-go
driving. Repairs are a problem
though: radiator fan, starter motor,
door lock, airbag, trunk release,
ignition switch, all failed in the
past year. I hate this car when I take
it to the shop, but love it when I

Best Features

zippy engine with a lot of low end torque, smooth 5speed, tight steering, precise handling, really confortable seats, cold A/C

Worst Features

A little less road noise & rear doors that swing wider would be nice. VW has got to address the reliability of the small stuff as it really spoils the overall experience.
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