Volkswagen Golf Model Overview

New Volkswagen Golf

2018 Volkswagen Golf Overview
2018 Volkswagen Golf
The 2018 Volkswagen Golf has been announced, but it is not yet available for purchase.

Used Volkswagen Golf

2016 Volkswagen Golf Overview
Used 2016 Volkswagen Golf For Sale
Avg. Price: $17,638
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2015 Volkswagen Golf Overview
Used 2015 Volkswagen Golf For Sale
Avg. Price: $13,147
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2009 Volkswagen Golf
2009 Volkswagen Golf Overview
2008 Volkswagen Golf
2008 Volkswagen Golf Overview
2007 Volkswagen Golf
2007 Volkswagen Golf Overview

Volkswagen Golf Questions

Unlock Door Without Windows Rolling Down

I just bought a used 2000 VW Golf. Everytime I unlock my door all the windows roll down. Help plz!!!

Golf 2006 1.6 (102pk) - Timing Belt Or Chain?

I have a VW Golf 1.6 trendline benzine engine, manufactured Nov 2006 (102pk so not FSI); does it come with a timing belt or chain?

I Have A 2012 Vw Golf Tsi, Rhd. The Car Came With A Rcd310 Stereo. Will The...

My Interior Lights Are Staying On In My 2002 Vw Golf Tdi. Lights Are Turne...

Interior lights staying on in my VW Golf.

How Do You Adjust The Side Mirrors?

we bought a 2002 VW Golf, we dont have the owners manual yet and I can't see how to adjust the side mirrors

Older Volkswagen Golf

2000 Volkswagen Golf Overview
2000 Volkswagen Golf
370 pictures
2000 Volkswagen Golf reviews:
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1999 Volkswagen Golf Overview
1999 Volkswagen Golf
173 pictures
1999 Volkswagen Golf reviews:
4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars
1998 Volkswagen Golf Overview
1998 Volkswagen Golf
93 pictures
1998 Volkswagen Golf reviews:
4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars
1997 Volkswagen Golf Overview
1997 Volkswagen Golf
175 pictures
1997 Volkswagen Golf reviews:
4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars
1996 Volkswagen Golf Overview
1996 Volkswagen Golf
104 pictures
1996 Volkswagen Golf reviews:
4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars
1995 Volkswagen Golf Overview
1995 Volkswagen Golf
142 pictures
1995 Volkswagen Golf reviews:
4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars
1994 Volkswagen Golf Overview
1994 Volkswagen Golf
111 pictures
1994 Volkswagen Golf reviews:
3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars
1993 Volkswagen Golf Overview
1993 Volkswagen Golf
72 pictures
1993 Volkswagen Golf reviews:
3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars
1992 Volkswagen Golf Overview
1992 Volkswagen Golf
71 pictures
1992 Volkswagen Golf reviews:
3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars
1991 Volkswagen Golf Overview
1991 Volkswagen Golf
91 pictures
1991 Volkswagen Golf reviews:
4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars
1990 Volkswagen Golf Overview
1990 Volkswagen Golf
104 pictures
1990 Volkswagen Golf reviews:
4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars
1989 Volkswagen Golf Overview
1989 Volkswagen Golf
72 pictures
1989 Volkswagen Golf reviews:
4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars
1988 Volkswagen Golf Overview
1988 Volkswagen Golf
54 pictures
1988 Volkswagen Golf reviews:
4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars
1987 Volkswagen Golf Overview
1987 Volkswagen Golf
50 pictures
1987 Volkswagen Golf reviews:
4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars
1986 Volkswagen Golf Overview
1986 Volkswagen Golf
32 pictures
1986 Volkswagen Golf reviews:
4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars
1985 Volkswagen Golf Overview
1985 Volkswagen Golf
31 pictures
1985 Volkswagen Golf reviews:
4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars
1984 Volkswagen Golf Overview
1984 Volkswagen Golf
18 pictures
1984 Volkswagen Golf reviews:
3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars
1983 Volkswagen Golf Overview
1983 Volkswagen Golf
30 pictures
1983 Volkswagen Golf reviews:
4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars
1982 Volkswagen Golf Overview
1982 Volkswagen Golf
35 pictures
1982 Volkswagen Golf reviews:
4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars
1981 Volkswagen Golf Overview
1981 Volkswagen Golf
14 pictures
1981 Volkswagen Golf reviews:
4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars
1980 Volkswagen Golf Overview
1980 Volkswagen Golf
16 pictures
1979 Volkswagen Golf Overview
1979 Volkswagen Golf
16 pictures
1979 Volkswagen Golf reviews:
4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars
1978 Volkswagen Golf Overview
1978 Volkswagen Golf
9 pictures
1978 Volkswagen Golf reviews:
3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars
1977 Volkswagen Golf Overview
1977 Volkswagen Golf
3 pictures
1977 Volkswagen Golf reviews:
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1976 Volkswagen Golf Overview
1976 Volkswagen Golf
22 pictures
1976 Volkswagen Golf reviews:
3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars
1975 Volkswagen Golf Overview
1975 Volkswagen Golf
1 picture
1974 Volkswagen Golf Overview
1974 Volkswagen Golf
8 pictures
1974 Volkswagen Golf reviews:
4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars

Volkswagen Golf Overview

How do you follow-up the worldwide success that was the Volkswagen Beetle, the best-selling car in the world? VW's answer was the Golf, a hatchback design available with either two or four doors. When the Golf was introduced in the mid-1970s, though, it was known by that name everywhere in the world, except in North America, where it was called the Rabbit (for reasons never fully disclosed).

The Rabbit name endured until the introduction of the second-generation Golf in the mid-'80s, when VW finally put the Rabbit name to rest (temporarily, as it turned out). The Golf would subsequently go through a number of additional redesigns, and see upgrades to its gas engines as well as the introduction of a diesel engine option.

Standard features would also evolve over the three decades that the Golf/Rabbit was sold in the U.S., seeing the addition of such features as air conditioning, cruise control, power windows and door locks, improved seat belts, anti-lock brakes, and steadily improved sound systems.

Rumors in the mid- to late-'90s had it that VW would suspend sales of the Golf in the U.S., but that never happened, to the relief of the car's many fans. Some of those fans were incredibly loyal to the car, though it admittedly had its quality-control problems over the years. Some drivers became frustrated by the fact that the car required frequent trips to the repair shop, but others stuck by their vehicles, won over by the compact car's handling, sportiness, roominess, and comfort.

At the middle of the 2006 model year, in an effort to boost sales, Volkwagen decided to resurrect the iconic Rabbit name in the U.S. and retire the Golf name. The new Rabbit is an undeniably attractive vehicle, with a hunkered-down appearance that speaks to its aggressiveness and a list of standard features sure to please any driver. There's no doubt that this new design (and old name) will continue to drive vehicle sales for years to to come.

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