1977 Volkswagen Golf Reviews

1977 Volkswagen Golf GLD 1.6 diesel from Romania

Year of manufacture1977
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 diesel Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired164000 kilometres
Most recent distance215000 kilometres
Previous carDacia 1310

Summary:

Very good value for the money

Faults:

Brakes

Motor rebuilt (price was ~300$)

Steering box replaced

Also small problem with the starter (brushes, bearings replaced); BTW if your starter isn't working properly, this is the cause.

General Comments:

Cheap to repair and maintain. Very reliable. Fuel consumption is ~4,5l/100km on motorway, 6l/100km in city traffic.

My top speed was 150 km/h

Very stable on road.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th April, 2003

1977 Volkswagen Golf 1.1 petrol from Serbia

Year of manufacture1977
Engine and transmission 1.1 petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10

Faults:

Waterpump failed after 20 years and 100000 km, some little problems with the carburettor (which is nothing uncommon). I have changed (myself) brake discs, and that's all.

Sure, there are some rust problems, but it was never garaged, so I'll forgive that. :)

General Comments:

Phenomenally cheap to maintain. You can fix everything yourself and you can find spare parts literally anywhere. What to say? It's great!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th February, 1999

Average review marks: 8.8 / 10, based on 2 reviews