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1986 Volkswagen GolfReview
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Great Gas Mileage! — I love getting 45 mpg on average! Though this car has little to no get up and go, it gets me where I need to go. It has been a great first car. Its also not the best looking car, but again the gas mileage makes it all worth it.

Pros: Gas Mileage

Cons: Very little power

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1986 Volkswagen GolfReview
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Golf Mark Two - Classic All Around — Awesome Classic. Great for youngster's 1st car. Easy to handle, good views all around, cheap parts. Lots of aftermarket-parts to tune and style your own looks. Old, so rust is nearly always found. Carburetor-problems appear in older models, as the newer ones are supplied with injection. I'm sad having to sell this one.

Pros: Cheap, Cheap parts, easy to repair, good looks for it's age

Cons: Rust, technical problems, soft front

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1986 Volkswagen GolfReview
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Reminiscing — I absolutely loved this car. It was my second car and my college car. Unfortunately, she was injured in an accident and put out to pasture. She had a sunroof, 5 speed--just loved it.

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

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1986 Volkswagen GolfReview
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Great Project Car — Small, light car with plenty of room for performance mods and styling upgrades.

Pros: Small, lightweight body
Extremely popular 1.8L VW engine

Cons: expensive repairs

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1986 Volkswagen GolfReview
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If You Want A Car You Can Fix With Duct Tape And Wd40, This Is It. — This car has taken me around Germany, and I love it for that. It may only have a 4 cylinder, 86hp engine, but it will go 110 mph - all day, everyday. And it even get decent gas millage. Its bigger than today's Golf!

Pros: Reliable, easy to fix, good gas millage

Cons: Interior is a bit budget, but it works for the car

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1986 Volkswagen GolfReview
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My First Love — This was my first car purchased for $200. The motor was rebuilt, The body was smoothed and painted, it was a fun fast agile go-kart essentially. Sat 3.5" off the ground.

Pros: Fast, and agile

Cons: nothing it was great.

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1986 Volkswagen GolfReview
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220,000 Miles With Almost No Repairs — We are most pleased with our 21 year old Golf. Few repairs and still uses no oil and is very peppy. Bob

Owner for 21 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:220,000

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1986 Volkswagen GolfReview
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Odd Obsession — Although I loved this little German car, I must say that the '86 has an overheating problem. This isn't limited to just me, had a friend with an '86 Jetta and the same thing. I rebuilt the head, had the radiator flow checked and replaced the thermostat. Oh well. Aside from that coming up at the end of the car's life, it was awesome. Everything was at hand where you needed it in the drivers seat, the front room was accomodating for me at 6'1 with very long legs, and there was plenty of room in the hatch for carrying whatever you needed. The back seat was tight, but I did manage to get six people including myself home in it one night. Repairs on this car were dead simple. Leave it to the Germans to make everything accessible as it can be on a tiny car. There was no extranious stuff going on. I loved this car and woudl get another in a second.

Owner for 2 years, 6 months

Miles Driven per Year:6,000

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1986 Volkswagen Golf 4 Dr HatchbackReview
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1986 Diesel Golf Is The Stuborn Little German — This car has been the best car I have owned. My first used car and I have never had a problem. Starts up all year long and delivers a fun quality drive granted there are no mountains in your way. Learned how to drive a stick on my blue bonnet with 240,000 miles. Looking forward to many years of road trips and camping out with my daughter. Oh yea did I say 42+ mpg. we send our sons and daughters to die for the right to drive overpriced union guzzling recycling weight in five years. My golf saves lives every time I get 550+ on a small tank. UPDATE: Been over a year and now getting 45-48.5 mpg and reached 650 miles on one tank. Adding the diesel additive seems to increase millage by one to two miles a gallon. Zero $ for repairs.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: 42+ MPG on 52 HP, Bought and Paid, All The Waves

Cons: HILLS

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