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4.13 out of 5 stars

1999 Volkswagen Golf

Curt, 02/22/2006
GL 2dr Hatchback (midyear)
4 of 4 people found this review helpful

I love VW. The Golf / GTI are my favorite modelss. This 2.0L GL is decent at 115hp and zips me from place to place with great fuel economy. I bought it used from a dealership and got hosed by them. Within first week motor mount broke and they wouldn't pick up the bill. Oh well, after that it has been smooth sailing. I am very happy with this car's ride comfort and handling. I love to weave through traffic in my VW hatchbacks.

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4.88 out of 5 stars

Single person's dream

TDiMonkey, 09/04/2005
GL TDi 2dr Hatchback (midyear)
3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Overall the 1999 VW golf is a fantastic car. It has the handling of a go-kart, fuel economy like a moped, and acceleration like a puma. The TDI engine is exceptional with its milage and reliability. In burning biodiesel, I expect to reach 300,000 miles without any major issues, if the body lasts that long (salty Maine air, roads).

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5 out of 5 stars


TJMCKAY, 09/05/2003
GLS 4dr Hatchback (midyear)
2 of 2 people found this review helpful

You must be a true volkswagen lover to appreciate the smooth ride, great mileage, "too cool" exterior, and ample space this car provides! This was my 1st car and I still love it like as if I just brought it yesterday. It has never been in the shop for repairs! With the exception of a loose knob to adjust the passenger seat - my Golf is still delivering outstanding reliability and quality service.

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3.25 out of 5 stars

Nice Grocery Getter

mark, 02/20/2007
Wolfsburg 4dr Hatchback
2 of 2 people found this review helpful

We have had this car going on three years now and the problems seem to have leveled off. I have never seen a car with so many electrical failures and they keep happening, all of the power windows, power locks, brake light assemblies, window wipers selector switch just about any electrical assembly has failed in this car and when I tell VW about the problems they say "well it is 5 years old" I had a 16 year old accord with none of these problems. I have noticed now that people have similar problems with even the new ones. I have to say we are very disappointed and would not recommend buying one

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3.75 out of 5 stars


Pixie, 02/12/2003
GL 2dr Hatchback (midyear)
1 of 3 people found this review helpful

In the 11 months I have owned my late model car, I have sunk over $2500 into repairs! From failing power locks to broken power windows, a blown AC compressor, bad spark plugs and shoddy spark plug wires...the list goes on and on. I feel that I was really suckered into buying a lemon ... and now I'm stuck 'cuz I owe more than the car's worth with all the problems it has.

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