1990 Volkswagen Golf GTD 1.6 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
Wish I had never sold it
Not much other than routine service items.
Heater fan bearings.
Battery at 7 years.
Exhaust at 95,000 miles.
Glow plugs at 120,000 miles.
Two shock absorbers at 125,000 miles.
A couple of wheel bearings.
A stonking motor! Virtually a GTi turbo diesel. GTD was the top spec diesel with sunroof and big wheels.
Exceptional performance in the mid- range and 52 mpg overall average. Glued to the road round bends, but ride a bit harsh.
Reliable except when taken to dealers who made a complete mess of the fuel injection. Major rows with dealers in South Manchester area about their poor quality of service. Eventually took the car to a non-franchised dealer who are much cheaper and better.
Great car terrible dealers. VW need to sort their franchised dealers out quickly.
Finally sold it with 140,000 on the clock because I needed a bigger car for the kids. My favourite car in the last 20 years.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 1st November, 2002