1995 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.6 SPI (AEA) from Netherlands
Overall, a good car, but a bit more power would be useful. 2.0 liter engine suits the chassis better
The Clutch was slipping early in 2002 and has since been replaced in October.
Passenger door has sagged at the hinges and doesn't close correctly.
I've had the car from new and haven't had to much trouble with it. It's quite economical if driven in the lower rev range, but for a 1.6 it can still go quite fast.
Acceleration isn't all that good, but what can you expect from 75bhp.
Handling is OK, but the narrow, high profile tires spoil a lot of the driving immersion.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd February, 2003