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VOLKSWAGEN GOLF Hatchback 1984‑1992
20 owner reviews for VOLKSWAGEN GOLF Hatchback 1984‑1992
My golf experiences.
VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 1.8 GTi 5dr (Review date: 25th January '12)
This is my 3rd Mk2 Gti and I'm only selling this one because I think it's too good to put big miles on on a daily basis. I love them! I've only owned 8v's because they are easier to work on than the 16v's and I prefer the low down grunt of the 8v's. Mine have all proven very reliable if you service them regularly, but this is cheap enough and straight forward. They are comfortable enough to use on motorways for long periods and the fuel economy is pretty good. I get 34ish mpg with mixed city and dual carriageway driving. They are big enough to easily carry 4 adults, good sized boot and if you get power steering (I'd consider this essential), a doddle to drive in town. Don't be tempted to mess about with the suspension. In my opinion, they handle brilliantly! Lovely exhaust burble when accelerating hard, and quick enough to worry far more modern and powerful machinery. I will definitely get another one at some point.
MK1 Golf GTI
VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 1.8 GTi 3dr (Review date: 19th January '12)
MK1 Golf GTI Campaign
Every time I get into my GTI there is always a sense of occasion about it. The car itself feels alive, and has a great mix of performance, economy, style and refinement.
VW has only managed this with a few of there more modern golf GTI’s in my opinion, the Mk5 GTI is close in comparison.
Insure it for £130 fully comp, all modifications declared.
Full genuine VW service parts less than £100
Engine slightly tweaked 150bhp
Top speed limited by the short 5th gear 135mph
By today’s hot hatch standards these stats are pretty average but this car was made in 1983. The car is simply breathe taking on A & B roads, and can potter around town without any fuss. Also can also manage the motorway with reasonable comfort.
Overall a great all round performer and the best original hot hatch.
Volkswagen Golf Mk 4 - 2.3 V5 Auto
VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 5dr (Review date: 16th January '12)
This performance Golf is just as well built, comfortable and practical as other Golfs. The 2.3 litre engine provides a smooth power curve without the harsh acceleration that the turbo versions seem to produce. This car is perfect for longer journeys with plenty of power for overtaking and good economy (for a larger engined car) returning approximately 32+ mpg at motorway speeds. As a higher model car it has all the bells and whistles such as heated electric mirrors, electric sunroof and 4 electric windows. The one thing missing that would greatly inhance the driving experience, in my opinion, is cruise control, especially in an automatic where I don't seem to move my right foot for several hours!. I use the car daily for everything from dropping the kids off wherever to travelling long distances for work and it has never let me down. Volkswagens are known for their reliability however servicing and parts from a main dealer can be expensive. I would rcommend this car as daily user but the engine size is best suited to those who cover a lot of motorway miles if your driving is restricted to urban/tow then a smaller engined car woud be more economical.
Golf gti mk2 classic n solid
VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 1.8 GTi 3dr (Review date: 21st August '11)
OWNED MK2 GTI's FOR 20 yrs. AND IT WONT CHANGE
VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 1.8 GTi 5dr (Review date: 11th August '11)
My current golf is an 8v oak green, and I and my wife both love it. It will still do 40+mpg on a run and we can insure it for about £140 a year. I can work on it myself, not that it needs much other than regular servicing. You can source all you need to keep it running sweet on e-bay and and if you get a tricky problem there are dedicated forums that will give you the necessary information to get you up and running again. We get countless appreciative comments wherever it's parked.
If I had the space at home I would collect them.
In short, I can't understand why everyone hasn't got one.
mr matt ockenden
VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 1.8 GTi 16V 3dr (Review date: 1st July '11)
Golf Mk2 8v
VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 1.8 GTi 5dr (Review date: 28th May '11)
A great car that has been with me for 10 years. She is on 230500 mile and is as reliable as ever. She still does over 42 mpg on the road to work.
I've just cleaned out the drainage holes on the sunroof and shes dry as a bone.
Head gasket went at 171000 and it has been worth the change over 60k later. This one doesn't seem to like driving through large amounts of surface water so slow down! A great car to do repairs on yourself and lots of forums to get extra hints. I'm going to keep her going for another 10 years at 4k miles a year, just got a mk4 cabriolet.
How I miss my Golf
VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 1.8 GTi 16V 3dr (Review date: 20th March '11)
I miss my Golf like mad. I drove around London every week day and found her nippy and able to weave though the traffic. Then every weekend, I would load her up with my girlfriend, our two small kids and enough luggage to holiday for a month, and drive down the motorway to Devon. She had a service every 6,000 miles but other than that she never needed a mechanic to touch her. She drove like a sports car, but in reality was a safe and comfortable family car. I found her economical to run and yet punchy and fun to drive. I want another one!
Defined the everyday hot hatch - overlooked modern classic
VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 1.8 GTi 3dr (Review date: 16th March '11)
The Mk1 may have started the hot hatch trend on it's path to ubiquity but it was this, the MK11 8V GTi (notice its not the 16V which although quicker was less usable everyday due to its toppy torque profile), that demonstrated the everyday usability of the concept. Not too big, quick enough but not uncontrollably so, plenty of space inside and good solid build for its age. FInd a well looked after one with low mileage and your onto a winner.
Possibly not an everyday proposition for most these days now people are demanding more from cars but I can't imagine every having not owned one.