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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Reviews From Other Years

2012 Volkswagen Golf Reviews

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

Perfect car for it's price range. The only recommendation l would give that, try to buy German made only there is a huge difference between German built and the new ones built in Mexico. Mk6 series ar... Read More

Love This Dub! Vw! By rockinrob

This TDI is one of my favorite overall cars I've ever owned, VW or not! Also, one of the LAST ones from Wolfsburg, Germany..fully loaded, with tech package, LED's, Bi-Xenon full motion lights..Dyn-Aud... Read More

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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