1998 Volkswagen Golf SE 1.6


A big disappointment


The engine started to leaked oil.

The water pump had to be replaced.

Changed the brake disks twice.

Front and rear suspension need to be replaced.

Tons of electric problems eg. the speed gauge stopped working, the rpm went crazy, and the rpm sensor had to be replaced.

Lots of weird and annoying sounds coming from everywhere in the car.

There are dozens of other faults that I can't remember.

General Comments:

The car is fun to drive, quick and handles well, the interior is nice to look at, however the car's main problem is reliability... it's the most unreliable car I've ever seen; nearly everything has gone wrong. I spent more time fixing it than I actually spent driving it, and every time I feel like this was the last of the problems, something new breaks or stops working.

I thought VW cars were reliable; that thought is long gone now.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 25th August, 2011