1987 Volkswagen Golf CL 1.6 from UK and Ireland
Carburettor is completely knackered. Works great in the summer, but in the winter ill idle at 3000rpm.
My parents have had this car since new and it has been very reliable. Carb always been a problem - needs a new one. Not worth the money though any more.
Quite quick when the engine is warm, the acceleration impresses me when I really gun it but that is rare because it uses so much fuel anyway!
Due to carb problems pretty uneconomical. Managed 36MPG in the summer though.
Not particularly comfortable, but good for tall drivers like me. Commands high used prices due to its image so I'd look elsewhere for no-frills transport.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd April, 2001