1987 Volkswagen Golf Overview

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1987 Volkswagen Golf Overview

With stylistic similarities to the Rabbit, but a size more in keeping with the Jetta, the Volkswagen Golf is a pretty roomy hatchback geared towards budget-conscious drivers or first-time buyers looking for a car that will get them around reliably without costing time or money.

In the 1987 Volkswagen Golf, four trims were offered in two types of hatchback, either a 2 and 4-door Golf GT or a 2 and 4-door Golf GL. The 1.8-liter, 4-cylinder engine in the 1987 Golf hits 90-hp and does not need much coaxing to get up to ticket-worthy speeds. The GT trims get the old GTI engine (as it got an upgrade this year) which is tuned to reach 102-hp. A 5-speed manual transmission is standard, with an option for a 3-speed automatic. A 1.6-liter diesel is also available, rated at 52-hp, though in 1987, the turbo version of this was discontinued.

What accounts for the popularity of this plain-looking wallflower? It's affordable and great on gas. Add to this its nimble handling and surprisingly perky engine that handles city and highway driving easily, if not always the best on hills. Owners say it's pretty easy to work on for the average person, and usually needs few major repairs. What's even more incredible about the Golf is how long it lasts without showing the effects of too much wear and tear. Some minor annoyances are a tendency towards body roll and the scarcity of VW parts on the market.

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plaster422
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Is The Radiator Fan Supposed To Not Run All The Time?

So i just got my first car (Golf 2 CL 1987) and i just noticed that the radiator fan is not running even after i took at 10 min drive and the coolant hose/ radiator was pretty hot to tuch. Is that n...

18 views with 2 answers (last answer about a month ago)
brice1995
5

Why Would My Brand New Altornator Just Blow Up Wen I Just Put It In My Volt...

the old altoenator fried and I bought a new one and it blew as soon as I hooked it up

25 views with 2 answers (last answer 10 months ago)
foltithewarrior
25

What Kind Of Oil Should I Use In My '87 Golf

2,749 views with 7 answers (last answer 3 years ago)
Foltice
5

Were Airbags Offered In 1987 Golf's?

135 views with 2 answers (last answer 8 years ago)
murphnmattie
25

Where Does Vacuum Come From That Operates The Cruise Control

looks like the c/c has been unhooked...my chiltons doesn't cover much detail...i would like to try and get it working but i can't determine where the vacuum line originates

121 views with 1 answer (last answer 9 years ago)