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1997 Volkswagen Golf 4 Dr K2 Hatchback Review
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Love It. — Press the gas in gear, it goes. Hit the brakes and it stops thanks to drilled Brembo discs. Turn the wheel, and it turns. Tune up last April and now overdue, but has good torque and pulls smothly to at least 115mph. Body has typical dings and dents, nothing serious. Fully owned, easily goes 330 to 350 miles on a full tank. The car has a lively spirit, fun.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fun

Cons: Paint color?

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1997 Volkswagen Golf 4 Dr GL Hatchback Review
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1997 Volkswagen Golf 4 Dr Gl Hatchback — Performance: Good, Auto box put the power down well. Brakes were good and strong, handling was predictable like all Golfs are. Build Quality: Very Good. Appearance: Very nice. Cost of Ownership: Suprisingly good on petrol, but I found it more expensive to insure than I was expecting. Fun Factor: Good Fun, Almost as good as the GTI

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Economical, Reliable, Smooth

Cons: Insurence more expensive than expected

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1997 Volkswagen Golf 4 Dr GL Hatchback Review
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Great First Car — If kept well it will not need any body fixes- I haven't needed any Interior is boring but functional Gas mileage is good, not great but it is an older car Small car, easy to park Gets up and goes!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Compact

Cons: Wish is wasn't just a 4 cylinder

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1997 Volkswagen Golf Review
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35

Pretty Ok — A half fun car which is economic to drive and so on. It lacks horsepower and doesn't accelerate very good. The car is not only cheap to drive but it is also very cheap to own because it's a small car!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Poor performance

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1997 Volkswagen Golf 2 Dr GL Hatchback Review
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Its A Nice Car — its fast and the body looks nice and with a nice turbo on it the engine roars nice rims and has heated seats. put it on a track and it is gone. and it is so fun to drive you should get it.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: its fast

Cons: some noise

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1997 Volkswagen Golf 4 Dr Trek Hatchback Review
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Nice, Reliable And Slow — 2.slow liters of pure unadulterated dogging. The GTI type interior only rubs salt in the wound. The 5 speed is nice although my clutch is on the way out and I suck with a stick. Reverse gear has a reputation on ABAs and it does meet up to it's reputation by regularly making you think you just wrecked your tranny.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Pretty reliable, nice interior package, great on gas and fun.

Cons: Slow, OEM ride-hight is along the lines of an F-250 and aging ate most of my cooling system.

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1997 Volkswagen Golf 4 Dr GL Hatchback Review
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Safe — Car performance is unique! Best stearing, brakes, handling.. "top Speed", Cheap to use. Best city car ever made. German quality! Doesnt need much to job, it looks good and its good to drive, very good sound also. Buy it and try!! :D

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: simple the best car

Cons: Small engine

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1997 Volkswagen Golf Review
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45

Got To Have It!!!! — All round family car, for Europe standards low maintenance, great engine, solid finish, reliable, cheap to run, fun for kids, great drive for a old car, yust love it, and its allways there to start and run as hell....My golf

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Heated seats

Cons: Year"s

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1997 Volkswagen Golf 4 Dr GL Hatchback Review
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Volkswagen — it is a grat car the only problem i have is finding the tools to fix it volkswagen uses special tools so you have to buy there tools or pay them to fix what ever is wrong with your car

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: black

Cons: tools

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1997 Volkswagen Golf 4 Dr GL Hatchback Review
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Vw Golf — Ok, so this is my first car, I've had it for a year, and it was 10 years old when i got it, but its never caused me any problems. My views on each bit of the car: Performance- need to really put your foot down otherwise it really won't move. Never keen on over using the brakes, tend to go for engine braking, but did very well in the snow. Build Quality- well other than bits i've tinkered with (exhaust which always falls off) its all fine. Does tend to vibrate alot at 70mph though. Cost - pretty average, obv a new car wld b cheaper except when it came to insurance

Pros: Hasn't ever broken down

Cons: slow

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 23 1997 Volkswagen Golf reviews.

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2012 Volkswagen Golf Reviews

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2011 Volkswagen Golf Reviews

I Recommend This Card For Small Family By jenscruz

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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

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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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