1981 Volkswagen Golf User Reviews

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1981 Volkswagen GolfReview
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The Original The Best.... — the gti is just the iconic hot hatch.....simple... it still turns heads even now,the handling is also still up there with the greats ....not quick by modern cars stds but the handling makes up for it ...it just makes me smile ....

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: looks,styling,performance ,handling

Cons: the knobs who think they are instantly cool for buying 1....

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Mk1 — handling= good brakes=poo rattles like a good un looks good from a distance good fun to drive aslong as your feeling brave wouldnt change it in a hurry its too much fun still want to do stuff to it

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: retro

Cons: not much

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The Original Hot-hatch — -bit of a cliche. I actually remember the Alfa Romeo Alfasud being around before this car, but the GTI is what really kicked it all off. 110hp was a lot at the time, especially for a car this light. The gearbox was perfectly tuned to the peaky engine and it handled superbly thanks to stock Bilstein shocks and front/rear anti-roll bars (nowadays a common feature). Fuel injection was pretty new in the UK when this came out and there weren't many other cars you could get on 3 wheels in a corner. Learned to steer with the throttle in this car ;)

Pros: light weight, handling, legendary reputation, collector's car

Cons: torque steer and tramlining, considered underpowered these days, doubt you'll find a clean one easily.

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She Flies Like A Butterfly!!! — accelaration 0-60 in 4.5s. solid and comtortable drive. very good driving performance.

Pros: runs smooth

Cons: pratically nothing!!!

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Loveable Bucket Of Crap — I bought this car by mistake. It was only six years younger than me. Every time I went through a puddle I had to spray the plugs and leads with WD40 and then wait for 10 minutes before driving on. Some people used to tell me it was a collectors' item. The police were one memorably led to believe, through a combination of its age and my parking finesse, that it had been abandoned. That was embarrassing. I sold it for £100 to someone who then sold it on to an enthusiast. About six months after parting with it, it zoomed past me on the A4. I was rather proud.

Pros: Hell, it was cool in its completely shite way.

Cons: Was powder blue but not a Jag

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2012 Volkswagen Golf Reviews

I Am Keep Buying The Same Car Every Other Year. By zina

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2011 Volkswagen Golf Reviews

I Recommend This Card For Small Family By jenscruz

I like this car, because we can sleep in it, don't need camp anymore. its handling is very good, you don't realize that it is only has 1.4. This car was build in Mexico, I think it would be well in so... Read More

The Best Of Both Worlds!! By Goatman

VW's over the years have had a bad reputation for reliability. I can honestly say, I was always skeptical of those claims. My TDI has been the paragon of reliablilty and overall quality. The interi... Read More

2010 Volkswagen Golf Reviews

Fun Little Car By dennis95404

Bought used when looking for a commuter with good gas mileage. Carries one bike in back with front wheel off. Also has rack on back for bike. Lots of room in back seat but not easy to get into back... Read More

The Best Car That Money Can Buy For Extreme Mileage And Sporty Performance. By Rick

I love the fact that it was filled with all kinds of extras loaded to the gills with HID lights lowered upgraded rims low profile tires great handling an amazing mileage of 42 miles per gallon. A comp... Read More

2006 Volkswagen Golf Reviews

Wish It Had The Speed Of The R32 At Times..ha. By Kelly-jo

From a r32 to a Golf gt tdi,well what could a girl say!!!I love Golfs so im happy with this 1..Performance,acceleration not bad for a diesel..tax is nice and cheap..all in all u cant go wrong with a G... Read More

good motor and fairly quick for engine size. very well built an sturdy and fairly high spec. mileage good on motorway in 6th gear and in cruise mode but not the best around town. overall a very good b... Read More

2005 Volkswagen Golf Reviews

Great All Around Car By Matt_76

If you are looking for a well built Germany auto and it needs to do alittle bit of everything you cannot go wrong with the VW golf. I got the car with 90K 4 years ago and now have 156K and other than ... Read More

Golf Plus By Chikou

i love my car because is a nice car when you drive my car you feel awssome acceleration is good handling very good She is a best car a dervie .no is really car i love all volkswagen but this car i... Read More

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