1976 Volkswagen Golf Review

1976 Volkswagen Golf GS 1.6L 4 cylinder from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1976
First year of ownership1988
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6L 4 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.4 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 kilometres
Most recent distance160000 kilometres
Previous carHolden Kingswood

Summary:

An unreliable piece of junk

Faults:

-Engine blew $2000 to replace

-Crack in dashboard

-Accelerator pedal broke

-Gearbox wrecked

-Exhaust broke.

General Comments:

This car is not a really good car, it is actually really unreliable and always breaks down and I am very dissappionted with it. I wish I could get a new car, but I can't afford it. The dealer that sold it to me lied about everything about the car and I regret ever buying it. I do not recommend anyone to make the mistake that I made in buying this unreliable car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd July, 2003

7th Oct 2005, 23:52

Maybe its just the way you drove it. Blown engine? Wrecked Gearbox? Accelerator pedal falling off? Give the car a break. They weren't made to be driven on the red-line.

2nd Mar 2010, 18:07

If that was the only problem in 27 years of age for the car, you have done well. considering I still see new cars with blown engines and gearboxes (my fathers jaguar) brand new, engine blew in the first week.

Just a thought..

Average review marks: 4.4 / 10, based on 1 review