1985 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.8 from UK and Ireland
Carburettor needed replacing at 100,000 miles, CV joints needed replacing around 90,000 miles, other than this just exhaust, tyres and brakes have needed replacing.
This has been an excellent car that I have owned for three and a half years. I purchased it once it had covered 80,000 miles and it has now covered 130,000 with very little work needed. I have had it serviced regularly by an excellent VW specialist and I believe it will continue to give good reliable service for a number of years. It is also reasonably economical returning approximately 42 miles to the gallon. I tow a large folding caravan, which it manages with ease.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th October, 1999