1997 Volkswagen Golf Overview

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1997 Volkswagen Golf Overview

In 1997, Volkswagen followed a trend among automakers toward specialization by designing three new Golf trim packages that appealed to specific market segments. For instance, the new Golf Trek was geared toward mountain bike enthusiasts, and came with a Trek mountain bike, a roof-mounted bike rack, special cloth seats and instrument gauges, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and foglights. The Golf K2, designed to appeal to winter sports enthusiasts, included special upholstery and gauges, an upgraded stereo system, and came with either skis or a snowboard. The Golf Jazz, geared toward music enthusiasts, came with special upholstery and an upgraded sound system with a CD changer.

All these specialized versions were based on the Golf GL hatchback, with its 115-hp, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine and five-speed manual transmission, which was standard. A four-speed transmission was optional.

Also available in the Golf lineup for 1997 were the GTI and GTI VR6. The GTI came with the same 115-hp 4-cylinder engine that was in the GL, but with an expanded list of standard features, including a sunroof, air conditioning, and anti-lock brakes. The GTI VR6 received a more powerful 172-hp, 2.8-liter V6 and an upgraded list of standard features.

Drivers were impressed with the 1997 Volkwagen Golf's dependability, styling, fuel economy, and roominess, though many noted a wide range of mostly minor (and often annoying) problems with the car.

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My 97 Golf Gl Wont Start.

Everytime i want to start my car it doesnt, keeps saying the trunk is open and i hear a clicking sound inside. I have to get out of the car and slam the trunk several times in order for me to start ...

26 views with 4 answers (last answer 3 months ago)

Car Wont Shift

My 97 golf will not go into gear it will just grind, I have to turn the car of to try to get it into gear most the time it won't work, I replaced the clutch master cylinder and the slave master cyl...

15 views with 1 answer (last answer 6 months ago)

Car Wont Shift

My 97 golf will not go into gear it will just grind, I have to turn the car of to try to get it into gear most the time it won't work, I replaced the clutch master cylinder and the slave master cyl...

10 views with 1 answer (last answer 6 months ago)

Car Wont Shift

My 97 golf will not go into gear it will just grind, I have to turn the car of to try to get it into gear most the time it won't work, I replaced the clutch master cylinder and the slave master cyl...

6 views with no answers yet

How Much Will A New Carburator Cost For 1997 Golf?

just bought a P reg golf, only 67,000 on the clock. Drove it once and now it won't start. Almost gets there but will not actually start. Could it be the carburator? Quite a smell of petrol when I try...

364 views with 2 answers (last answer 7 months ago)