1987 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.8 gas fuel injection from North America
Cheap, fun and reliable motor
Alternator died at 95000 miles.
Fuel pump went down at 110000 miles (old age).
The car has held up to seventeen years of abuse on NYC streets (potholes) with only regular maintenance such as shocks and bushes.
Has pretty good fuel economy on long journeys.
Headlining came unstuck so is held up with thumb tacks.
Seats very comfy for long journeys.
Although cabin is quite noisy.
Performance is a little slow with auto gearbox. Handling is well balanced and fun, despite painfully slow automatic.
But for a cheap old motor she runs reliably and inexpensively.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th November, 2004