Volkswagen Golf Reviews from United Arab Emirates

1994 Volkswagen Golf GLI 2.0 unleaded gasoline

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 unleaded gasoline Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Accord

General Comments:

I have just got a VW Golf GLI 2.0 Litre. Driving the car is very pleasant and comfortable.

I have driven several cars from various manufacturers with engine capacities ranging from 1.8 to 2.4 litres. In all these cars I used to drive 80 Km/hr at 2000 rpm and 120 Km/hr at 3000 rpm. However when driving the Golf I noticed that when driving at 80 Km/hr the engine operates at 2500 rpm and when driving at 120 Km/hr the engine reaches 4000 rpm. I'm thinking that this rpm rate is a bit high and considering to take the car back to the dealer. Especially that the fuel consumption seems to be a little higher than expected from 2.0 litre engine.

I'm still not very familiar with VW and I'm wondering if this is normal for VW engines or it needs to be tuned up?

I wonder if any body else experienced the same thing?

Thanks.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th November, 2005

15th Nov 2006, 20:17

The rpms that the engine turns while at a given speed have nothing to do with power or tuning, it has to do with gearing. That is simply the way that the car was made.

2001 Volkswagen Golf 2.0

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 kilometres
Most recent distance94000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

The car is a heavy duty vehicle and of high quality

Faults:

ABS warning light turns on and off with no reason. ABS still works when warning light is on.

Interior plastic over the ashtray and doors is easily scratched.

Engine temperature exceeds the normal when exterior temperature exceeds 43 degrees centigrade.

General Comments:

Think twice before doing any serious Manouvres.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 25th October, 2004

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 2 reviews