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1996 Volkswagen Golf 4 Dr GL Hatchback Review
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Perfection — Good Acceleration. Assembled in Mexico. (Still german angineering of course.) Blue as in Picture. (Some say Perriwinkle) Bought for $2000. Car is fantastic to drive. (Handles like a dream.) I would recommend this car for anyone, or any other volkswagen for that matter.

Pros: Everything Imaginable, its a VW.

Cons: None

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1996 Volkswagen Golf Review
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Golf 2.8 Vr6 — Absolutely love everything about it!! She's a wolf in sheeps clothing. Extremely fast. Only my second car but I can not see myself in any other car. Loads of fun to drive, especially when the little boy racers rev their engines etc and expect to leave you behind them, hahahahaha, My car will blow most cars away!! hahahaha

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

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1996 Volkswagen Golf Review
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Mine — Compact, nice colour, it´s red, great audio, doesn´t take too much gas, all that I need, was cheap, not much kilometres on the meter, it is mine, not too bad ensuranse payments, allways goes where I want, never has left me on the road, and it never will

Pros: Red

Cons: Small

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1996 Volkswagen Golf 4 Dr GL Hatchback Review
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Mk 3 1996 Golf — Great Running VW. 115hp 2.0 l 4cyl engine and 5 speed transmission moves it along good. Handles like a slot car. Hold corners great. Pushes 40 mpg with a K&N Cone Filter and a Cat-back exhaust. Only problem that VW didn't get away from is Shoddy electrical components and floor pan seam rust out issues. Also overly complicated and sensitive engine management system. Catalytic Converters prone to burning out. Other wise a great Little Car. Easy to work on. Bullet proof Drive train if you don't dump the clutch every time you take off like a teenage punk.

Pros: Great Handeling and Gas Milage

Cons: Electrical components.

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1996 Volkswagen Golf 4 Dr GL Hatchback Review
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The Harlequin — No the fastest thing, but gets great gas mileage. I think it looks great but it's a hate it or love it kind of car. It gets lots of attention everywhere I go, some negative, but mostly positive. It was pretty cheap but only has 82k miles on it and it runs great. Perfect mechinical shape and I couldn't ask for a better car for $3200.

Pros: Looks, MPG, engine and transmission

Cons: On the slow side, not sure about reliability in the long run

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1996 Volkswagen Golf 4 Dr GL Hatchback Review
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Golf — Previsouly owned a golf. Was only the 1.6 model, but a decent enough car. Built like a tank, it still started after writing it off! Good solid engine, their only problem is they sit very high which creates a lot of body roll round corners. A car that must be lowered. Mark III Golfs got a little bit of stick which I don't think is fair. A very good and well built car, just don't expect what you get form earlier Golfs.

Pros: Ride

Cons: Suspension

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1996 Volkswagen Golf 4 Dr GL Hatchback Review
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1996 Vw Harlequin — I absolutely love this car, its a harlequin; a limited edition made in 1996 and it has 4 different color body panels. It has 110000 miles on it and it is a 5 speed manual tranny so the best. I have aftermarket 17" Enkei rims and 12" Alpine Type E Sub with a custom Octagonal Prism box.

Pros: Everything

Cons: 2.0L 8 Valve SOHC I4

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1996 Volkswagen Golf Review
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Good Old Golf — Cheapest car I ever bought. Golf is like new still, always works perfectly, very comfy, lots of power, loves to cruise, corners very well, has lots of room, ya! We don't use it much, but it does come in handy at times. I of course prefer two wheels if possible but when you need to take me, the wife and three dogs somewhere that doesn't work well.

Pros: everything but mileage

Cons: sucks gas in town, but hey nothing is perfect

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1996 Volkswagen Golf 4 Dr GL Hatchback Review
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It's My Baby! — Low millage at just 60k! spotless inside and out, really comfy ride. loadsa space and solid as a rock. Now have smoked side repeaters which look pretty cool, waiting on some black tail lights!

Pros: looks never really dated,like most vdubs goes on and on! cheap on parts, easy car to work on.

Cons: would like bit more power! maybe 2.0 but the way petrol is now?! maybe not!
does abot 35-40 gallon.

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1996 Volkswagen Golf 4 Dr GL Hatchback Review
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Small And Quick — I live in Atlanta so it was great for getting around the city. The motor was bullet proof, but the body rotted.

Pros: quick, strong engine, fun to drive, great on gas

Cons: dropped transmissions like nothing, body didn't last like the engine.

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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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