Volkswagen Golf Reviews from Bosnia and Herzegovina

1987 Volkswagen Golf Syncro 1.8 GT

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.8 GT Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired170000 kilometres
Most recent distance192000 kilometres
Previous carYugo 55

Summary:

Proof of German cars are one of the best!

Faults:

Rear wiper motor recently

Exhaust needs change

Fuel distributor needed fine tuning.

General Comments:

One of best cars I ever drove.

Masterpiece of German engineering.

Bought it in Switzerland and it caries Rabbit snow fan sign on the back.

Powerful engine and good acceleration, goes to 100km/h in less than 10sec.

Good handling, good power and fun to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th September, 2003

12th Apr 2006, 20:42

Hello. I own a 1990 Volkswagen Golf Syncro GT as well. It is a special edition, it says special on the side. The first time I ever did a 0-60 mph run was in this car and I got 10.14 seconds. The car is oak green 2 door with a GTi interior. It gets 40 MPG and has 200,000 km on it. It was imported from Germany to Canada where I live 2 years ago, and hasn't had any problems. I love the incredible handling of my car, and I'm glad to see you enjoy yours as much as I do. I have a website on Cardomain; please read it if you are interested. The address is:

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2207701/1991-volkswagen-golf

1986 Volkswagen Golf LX 1.7 turbo diesel

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.7 turbo diesel Don't Know
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired178000 kilometres
Most recent distance201040 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Yugo

Summary:

The workhouse of the automobile world

Faults:

The entire right tire and axle came off on a turn outside Kozarac, in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Shrapnel damage from the war required the rear seat to be changed. Tire balance is a constant struggle with this automobile.

General Comments:

The winding, narrow, and steep mountain roads of Bosnia-Herzegovina require a sturdy, reliable car with great handling. Safety is less important in Bosnia-Herzegovina, you need a car that can stay on the road because spinning off the highway, even if you drive a tank, is usually fatal.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th July, 2003

1986 Volkswagen Golf GTD 1.6 turbo diesel

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired77000 kilometres
Most recent distance190000 kilometres
Previous carRenault 11

Faults:

The front brake pads had been replaced at the 115 000 km on it.

Also, the rear shock absorbers had been changed two years after I bought it, and I changed them again few days ago.

Seats got broken at about 120 000 km on it, so had to be replaced.

General Comments:

It's not very comfortable car, but it's very reliable, and easy to handle car.

Whoever spent some of his or her time in Bosnia recently, you know how the roads here look like, so this car runs well even here.

Before I made decision to buy this car I was told not to do it, because "there are some better cars and those which don't have a turbo charger", but I am proud that I made a right decision, because my car still runs well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th June, 2003

1985 Volkswagen Golf C 1.6 diesel

Year of manufacture1985
Engine and transmission 1.6 diesel
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10

Faults:

Almost nothing in past two years except minor and normal problems for car with that mileage (240.000 km). Every repair in that time cost less than 100$.

General Comments:

Excellent car. Ultra low fuel consumption, about 5 l of diesel on 100 km (never more than 6 l). Best comment would be that every third car here is VW Golf. During war period people used various mixtures of oils of every kind, even edible, instead of diesel, and you can still find those engines runing great.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th January, 1999

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 4 reviews