1990 Volkswagen Golf L 1.3 petrol from UK and Ireland
Reasonable motoring, but at a cost
I bought a new Golf in August 1990 because I wanted a bigger and better car than my previous car, an 87E Polo.
It was good for long journeys, but it was only the base 1.3 engine so the performance was nothing special.
For the first two years, the Golf gave good service.
But then came a phase where the car was cutting out and a fault occured with the suspension. I was told that it would cost £250 to repair because the warranty had finished. But I decided to sell it and to save money bought a Polo 1.3 CL.
The Polo lasted more than five years, but really got on my nerves.
The Golf was a reasonably good car, but it wasn't worth the money and didn't last as long as it should have done.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th February, 2004