1975 Volkswagen Golf L 1.1 from Finland
Worst car in the world!
Carburettor never worked, very much idling problems, no heat meter, only warning light -> previous owner broke engine because of broken water hose and non-working warning light -> measured engine compressions 7/3/2.5/1 kg/cm2 -> very difficult to start, ran with only one cylinder about 15 - 30 seconds. Carburettor rubber mounting broke -> whole carburettor dropped off. Broken fuel pump.
Because of overheated/broken engine, it took fuel at about 15 l/100 km and oil at 2 l/100 km. Top speed was about 105 km/h :-D
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 26th April, 2000
Agree entirely. I had a '78 1.1 - neither the fuel gauge nor the speedometer worked, and I blew up two engines. Also a very unlucky car: the bonnet lock broke and the bonnet flipped up and buckled on the roof (doing 60mph on the motorway) ; when I stopped and opened the driver's door the vacuum from a passing lorry took the door with it, buckling that too. To cap it all, on the way back from the scrapyard I was almost killed by a very surprised nun in a Peugeot 205! Took the hint of the divine message and swapped the Golf for bumper bag of jelly babies. Good riddance!
"Carburettor never worked, very much idling problems, no heat meter, only warning light -> previous owner broke engine because of broken water hose and non-working warning light"
Why did you buy a car that had these problems? Maybe if you bought a car in roadworthy condition in the first place you could have saved yourself all that hassle?
It was a good car someday when it was new. My grandmother bought the car new. The car served her well nothing of the above stated problems.
Today that car is very old and probably in poor condition, so without major investment you can't expect them to work properly. They have a rust problem in days of their glory, so you can imagine today's condition.