Volkswagen Golf Experts

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Volkswagen Golf Model Overview

Volkswagen Golf Questions

Alfirah
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How To Manually Unlock My 1997 Vw Golf Tailgate From The Inside?

Hello. I have a 1997 VW Golf. Vacuum pump lock type. I have no key for the trunk lock, it was replaced with an old lock just so I can open/close the trunk. It was wired back in properly, though. I don...

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jimmyb1
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How Do You Change Pump For Wiper Fluid

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LevelfieldAuto
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How Do I Write A Review?

I have had a good experience with Concierge Autos in San Antonio, TX and I want to write a reveiw. How do I do it?

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zewolf
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What Is Pzef (in Vw Golf?):

What does this designation mean?

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jfoley60
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Why Does Power To My Clock Just Stop When The Engine Is Off?

My clock in my 2002 Golf resets to 12:00 while the engine is off and I am parked. Like it would with a dead battery - and battery is just fine. Some disconnect???

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Older Volkswagen Golf

1999 Volkswagen Golf Overview
1999 Volkswagen Golf
154 pictures
1999 Volkswagen Golf reviews:
4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars
1998 Volkswagen Golf Overview
1998 Volkswagen Golf
90 pictures
1998 Volkswagen Golf reviews:
4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars
1997 Volkswagen Golf Overview
1997 Volkswagen Golf
123 pictures
1997 Volkswagen Golf reviews:
4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars
1996 Volkswagen Golf Overview
1996 Volkswagen Golf
98 pictures
1996 Volkswagen Golf reviews:
4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars
1995 Volkswagen Golf Overview
1995 Volkswagen Golf
146 pictures
1995 Volkswagen Golf reviews:
4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars
1994 Volkswagen Golf Overview
1994 Volkswagen Golf
118 pictures
1994 Volkswagen Golf reviews:
3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars
1993 Volkswagen Golf Overview
1993 Volkswagen Golf
74 pictures
1993 Volkswagen Golf reviews:
3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars
1992 Volkswagen Golf Overview
1992 Volkswagen Golf
74 pictures
1992 Volkswagen Golf reviews:
3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars
1991 Volkswagen Golf Overview
1991 Volkswagen Golf
91 pictures
1991 Volkswagen Golf reviews:
4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars
1990 Volkswagen Golf Overview
1990 Volkswagen Golf
97 pictures
1990 Volkswagen Golf reviews:
4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars
1989 Volkswagen Golf Overview
1989 Volkswagen Golf
87 pictures
1989 Volkswagen Golf reviews:
4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars
1988 Volkswagen Golf Overview
1988 Volkswagen Golf
60 pictures
1988 Volkswagen Golf reviews:
4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars
1987 Volkswagen Golf Overview
1987 Volkswagen Golf
51 pictures
1987 Volkswagen Golf reviews:
4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars
1986 Volkswagen Golf Overview
1986 Volkswagen Golf
35 pictures
1986 Volkswagen Golf reviews:
4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars
1985 Volkswagen Golf Overview
1985 Volkswagen Golf
30 pictures
1985 Volkswagen Golf reviews:
4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars
1984 Volkswagen Golf Overview
1984 Volkswagen Golf
18 pictures
1984 Volkswagen Golf reviews:
3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars
1983 Volkswagen Golf Overview
1983 Volkswagen Golf
30 pictures
1983 Volkswagen Golf reviews:
4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars
1982 Volkswagen Golf Overview
1982 Volkswagen Golf
36 pictures
1982 Volkswagen Golf reviews:
4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars
1981 Volkswagen Golf Overview
1981 Volkswagen Golf
14 pictures
1981 Volkswagen Golf reviews:
4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars
1980 Volkswagen Golf Overview
1980 Volkswagen Golf
14 pictures
1979 Volkswagen Golf Overview
1979 Volkswagen Golf
16 pictures
1979 Volkswagen Golf reviews:
4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars
1978 Volkswagen Golf Overview
1978 Volkswagen Golf
9 pictures
1978 Volkswagen Golf reviews:
3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars
1977 Volkswagen Golf Overview
1977 Volkswagen Golf
3 pictures
1977 Volkswagen Golf reviews:
5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars
1976 Volkswagen Golf Overview
1976 Volkswagen Golf
13 pictures
1976 Volkswagen Golf reviews:
3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars
1975 Volkswagen Golf Overview
1975 Volkswagen Golf
1 picture
1974 Volkswagen Golf Overview
1974 Volkswagen Golf
8 pictures
1974 Volkswagen Golf reviews:
4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars

About the Volkswagen Golf

How do you follow-up the worldwide success that was the Volkswagen Beetle, the best-selling car in the world? VW's answer was the Golf, a hatchback design available with either two or four doors. When the Golf was introduced in the mid-1970s, though, it was known by that name everywhere in the world, except in North America, where it was called the Rabbit (for reasons never fully disclosed).

The Rabbit name endured until the introduction of the second-generation Golf in the mid-'80s, when VW finally put the Rabbit name to rest (temporarily, as it turned out). The Golf would subsequently go through a number of additional redesigns, and see upgrades to its gas engines as well as the introduction of a diesel engine option.

Standard features would also evolve over the three decades that the Golf/Rabbit was sold in the U.S., seeing the addition of such features as air conditioning, cruise control, power windows and door locks, improved seat belts, anti-lock brakes, and steadily improved sound systems.

Rumors in the mid- to late-'90s had it that VW would suspend sales of the Golf in the U.S., but that never happened, to the relief of the car's many fans. Some of those fans were incredibly loyal to the car, though it admittedly had its quality-control problems over the years. Some drivers became frustrated by the fact that the car required frequent trips to the repair shop, but others stuck by their vehicles, won over by the compact car's handling, sportiness, roominess, and comfort.

At the middle of the 2006 model year, in an effort to boost sales, Volkwagen decided to resurrect the iconic Rabbit name in the U.S. and retire the Golf name. The new Rabbit is an undeniably attractive vehicle, with a hunkered-down appearance that speaks to its aggressiveness and a list of standard features sure to please any driver. There's no doubt that this new design (and old name) will continue to drive vehicle sales for years to to come.