1986 Volkswagen Golf Driver 1.6 from UK and Ireland
A sturdy stylish car that is fast when it feels like it!
Blown Bulbs in rear lights.
New flanges in the exhaust.
New seat cables.
A few electrical faults with the windscreen wipers.
Sun stained bumpers and trim.
The only thing that concerns me, is that when you drive the car hard, and then slow to a stop, the car starts to stutter, but doesn't stall. If you gently rev the engine, it will pick up and drive off fine, and probably not do it again during the whole journey.
I know that Golfs a prone to carburetter faults, but I have been told that mine is fine and the seal beneath it is OK too. Does anyone have any ideas, because it is a lovely car except for the stuttering fault.
The revs are set correctly and unless you drive it hard nothing goes wrong.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th January, 2002
16th Jul 2002, 06:52
I own a 1987 Golf Driver, very similar miles, etc. My Driver ALSO stutters at times when slowing to stop, can be pain... It also smells a bit of petrol when this happens...??
Funnily enough, this morning, it sounds/feels as though my carberateor could be playing up as it will stutter now when driving at normal speeds...I'm going to clean the carb out, check the fuel filter - a couple of quid from a local VW Parts Centre if a 'new' one is needs and also fill-up with some Super Unleaded and see if I can 'clear' any blockage... Odd isn't it...?!?