1997 Volkswagen Golf Joker Variant 1.8


No fuzz, just a car


Starter engine collapse.

Doors and locks freeze in winter.

Rust in doors and front fenders.

Radiator leaking badly.

Heating system corroded/replaced.

General Comments:

- Variant/estate is very roomy. Larger load space than most in its class (ex. Audi A4). Just throw in whatever you want, like construction materials, furniture, family, a tuba... at the same time.

- Bad on fuel these days. 10 Km = 1L.

- Uses and leaks oil.

- Starts every day without hesitation, even in the danish rain/frost/snow winter.

- Not affected by a trailer.

- Forget about being Nikki Lauda; the engine's too slow and the suspension is too comfy.

- Bucket seats are not my favourite. The '95 model had better seats.

- Simple tech - fix it with a hammer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th February, 2012