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VOLKSWAGEN GOLF Hatchback 1992‑1998

4.4
Based on 96 reviews
VOLKSWAGEN GOLF Hatchback 1992‑1998

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96 owner reviews for VOLKSWAGEN GOLF Hatchback 1992‑1998

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hillsy99

AN EXCELLENT VALUE FOR MONEY CAR !!

VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 2.0 GTi 5dr (Review date: 5th May '14)

5

I've had my Golf for over a year now. It's currently on 140,000 miles and the engine and gearbox are spot on.

I do ensure it's oil change / services are frequent enough, but what you spend on this is returned with great reliability.

Fuel economy ( 35mpg+) on average is very good for a punchy 2.0 litre engine and insurance is low too.

If you don't have alot of money to buy another car, then I'd strongly recommend you buy one, good cheap fun, bombproof engine and great handling.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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golflover

Volkswagen Golf 8v 3 door

VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 2.0 GTi 3dr (Review date: 9th August '13)

5

I used to own big Mercs till i got fed up with the lazy drivers feel,i bought a 96 golf in black with black leather the had the VR treatment of having big front discs fitted,

I love the car,its well built and not rusty,but the bonnet suffers stone chips so hence a bonnet to be fitted,Shes fast and boy does she handle,ime going to get the camber angle altered to 1.5 degrees and she will change her handling even better.No ime not a go faster lad i just love the character of the car and the style,shes so well equipped for such a small compact car,i wouldn't hesitate to get a mk4 the only thing is they have more problems esp ECU trouble but i like the style they are more masculine in style ,The owner before used to drive down to the south of France with ease judging by the way it goes i can understand her choice in cars.and yes the lads always look at the car.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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atif69

Mk3 golf gti 8v

VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 2.0 GTi 3dr (Review date: 19th May '12)

4.5

This is solid but fun car to drive

good on fuel and insurance.

Handling is excellent

nice acceleration with good power and smooth ride and to drive :) worth while to have.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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andymacg

small but practical

VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 1.4 L 5dr (Review date: 20th January '12)

4.8

After needin a car in a hurry after my other broke down I brought a MK3 golf didnt think I would be able to get used to a small car after always owning large estates but its like tardis it seems bigger on the inside

the only thing ive had a problem with was needing to get the ecu reset after fitting a new battery

I use the car everyday for going to work a distance of 60 miles there and back and it works out as doing 38mpg parts are cheap enough and easy to find

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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gogsy

My Golf

VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 1.6 GL 5dr [100bhp] (Review date: 19th January '12)

4

Bought this car second hand and apart from a couple of rust spots, it looks almost brand new.

Interior is functional but spacious and my two boys don't mind sitting in the back!

Engine is in pretty good nick, had oil change and new breather pipe fitted straight away and it has performed well since. Petrol consumption isn't too bad for a car of this age but it obviously can't compete with the newer versions of this classic vehicle.

I have known several people who had a Golf and who swore buy them, I think I am falling into that group too.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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yorky

VW Golf MK3 1.4

VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 1.4 L 5dr (Review date: 19th January '12)

4

I've owned a VW Golf MK3 1.4 for 9 years and it has always been reliable.

The car is very economical and I still get around 40 mpg from it on a daily basis. The car is well designed inside and out and its handling on the road is good and despite it being a little heavy for the 1.4 engine it handles the motorway fine on my daily commute.

The car is now 16 years old and there are no signs of rust and the paintwork.

I've enjoyed owning the car and it has been a creadit to the VW Golf brand.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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michaelN

Reliable cheap to run

VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 1.6 CL 5dr (Review date: 4th November '11)

4.5

The Golf 1998 I have driven for over 4 years it has never let me down starts first time even on the coldest mornings, has done 112,000 and is ready for a further 100,000, enging is easy to work on and parts are cheap

Best for driving shorter than 150 miles over that the seats are not comfotable for oldens like me

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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paulD

Most reliable and solid quality car for your money!

VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 1.8 SE 3dr (Review date: 1st November '11)

5

I have owned 2 Golfs of this age and have never had a more reliable, use every day car in all weathers. It is a quality, solid car with good looks, street credability, handles well and is fast yet can do the carrying of large fridge-freezers, shopping and plenty of cases in the back. I have travelled the length of Britain in both and never had cause for worry. These 1996 Mark 3s are better and faster than some much newer ones. Economical also and the best car you will buy and they are worth every penny. Volkwagon Golf 1.8 is a good engine size for Motorway driving and performance but the economy of a 1.6. You will not be ashamed driving up the drive of a stately home or at any party, turning up in one of these. Also the safest crash tested safety zone cars you can buy of this type. German efficiency and solid engineering. Will not hesitate to ever buy a Volkswagon car ever again. We paid more than other hatchbacks when new but it has paid off having had this since 1996. Buy One! You will never regret it from the first solid sound of its door opening untill the day you cry when saying goodbye to an old friend that you have spent fun times with!

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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stephenM

Vw Golf vr6

VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 2.8 VR6 3dr (Review date: 4th September '11)

4.5

I've had the car for 6mth and for it's age is a great drive with no problems, they are very fast but can be a bit thirsty on fuel on short runs,

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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johnP

Reliable & Economical

VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 1.9 CL TDI 5dr (Review date: 29th August '11)

5

Bought this car a few month's ago off a local person i knew for £500 with 94000 on the clock, carried out some jobs to retain the cars reliability. The timing belt had been done 2000 miles before i got the car, i changed the brake discs, pads and fluid, the engine oil and filter, fuel filter, air filter, pollen filter and gearbox oil, both track rod ends, did the tracking and a c.v. boot, also did the alternator pulley and belt and the power steering belt. Total spent on parts just over £150. The car is great to drive, easy to park in small spots and great to use round town or fun just to go for a drive in, great on fuel and cheap to insure, would highly recommend one of these although a good low mileage diesel can be quite expensive to get hold of for the age of them.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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