1999 Volkswagen Golf Overview


Looking for a Used Golf in your area?

CarGurus has 2,747 nationwide Golf listings starting at $1,995.

Average user score
4.1 5 stars
Based on 33 reviews

1999 Volkswagen Golf Overview

1999 was a changeover year for the Volkswagen Golf, with some of the previous year's models still on sale for several months, and a new, next-generation version introduced later in the model year. With this new version, the Golf's body was enlarged slightly, the engine and interior were updated, and the list of standard features available throughout the line was expanded.

The new Golf GL hatchback got an updated 115-hp, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, and came with a list of standard features that included power door locks, anti-lock brakes, dual airbags, air conditioning, a tilt/telescopic steering wheel, and an anti-theft alarm system.

A higher-end trim package, called the GLS, was also new for 1999. It was introduced with the same engine as the GL but additional standard features, such as power windows and cruise control. Also new for 1999 was a 90-hp, 1.9-liter TDI (turbo direct injection) diesel engine, which could be dropped into either the GL or GLS packages for drivers who wanted improved gas mileage.

Overall, drivers were impressed with the Golf's handling, smoothness over the road, comfort, and roominess. And while some drivers praised the overall build quality of the Golf, others noted frequent problems and reliability issues with the car.


What's your take on the 1999 Volkswagen Golf?

Have you driven a 1999 Volkswagen Golf?  
Rank This Car

Cars compared to 1999 Volkswagen GolfPeople researching a 1999 Volkswagen Golf contacted a dealer about


Looking for a Used Golf in your area?

CarGurus has 2,747 nationwide Golf listings starting at $1,995.

Have questions?   Ask a question

Volkswagen Golf Questions

Air Con Not Cooling

The air con can heat but not cooling.

3 views with 1 answer (last answer about a week ago)

Power Steering And Ac Suddenly Went Out While Driving As Well As Battery Li...

12 views with 2 answers (last answer 4 months ago)

Car Was Running, Suddenly After I Stop, Next Won't Start, Any Idea What To ...

vw 99 golf

235 views with 4 answers (last answer 11 months ago)

Oil Pressure Light On

My car brings the blinking oil light on at random and intermitently intervals during driving. Some tyms just two blinks some times for almost a minute and then disappears for 30mins or completely d...

54 views with 4 answers (last answer about a year ago)

Got Car To Start After Disconnecting The Negative Terminal Due To Anti Thef...

99 vw golf GLS

41 views with 5 answers (last answer about a year ago)