1975 Volkswagen Golf Review

1975 Volkswagen Golf L 1.1 from Finland

Year of manufacture1975
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership1992
Engine and transmission 1.1 Manual
Performance marks 0 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.3 / 10
Distance when acquired210000 kilometres
Most recent distance220000 kilometres
Previous carDatsun 100A

Summary:

Worst car in the world!

Faults:

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.

General Comments:

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

29th Apr 2001, 13:31

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!

18th Oct 2008, 13:20

"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?

21st Feb 2011, 06:36

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.

Average review marks: 2.3 / 10, based on 1 review