1997 Volkswagen Golf Consumer Review: Good car but time 2 move on

1997 Volkswagen Golf - Consumer Review

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Good car but time 2 move on
By skredberry on


1997 Volkswagen Golf GL 4dr Hatchback


Bought new 1996. Issues: transmission
ground wire, dash replaced w/in 1st month.
Went through 3 trans due to rupture mixing
coolant/tranny fluid. Battery power surge,
3rd set of plug wires, ignition coil arching
ceased engine while driving. Think I got it
all fixed now.

Best Features

Handles well. Hatchback rules. Good pickup, easy to manuever, great for parking downtown, hauled 42 bags of mulch, 15ft ladder, tandem bike, weber gold gas grill (in box) among other things.

Worst Features

Power windows would have been nice. 4 wheel disks as well. Better gas mileage. Better QC coming off the line. VW still has work to do on electrical issues.
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