1996 Volkswagen Golf from North America
If your thinking of getting a VW, or let's be more specific, a Golf... RUN AWAY FAST!!!
OK, it's more like what didn't go wrong with this car.
Underneath the car had all kinds of work done.
Car stereo went.
Let's put it this way. I bought the car for $4000 a year ago, and I have put another $3000 - $4000 in repairs. At best I can now sell the car for $3000 - $3500. I understand there are lemons, but from everyone I talk to about this, they all say they know someone or themselves have had horror stories about this car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 5th March, 2007
9th Mar 2007, 14:33
VWs have always had poor (generally, not specifically) automatic transmissions. I also had a mk3 Golf that had reliability issues that I figured came from my car being a Friday afternoon build under the influence of Tequila... Lemons exist, be wary. The Jettas are typically better cuz they were built in Germany rather than Mexico.
19th Aug 2007, 19:57
The above comment ("The Jettas are typically better cuz they were built in Germany rather than Mexico.") is un-true. The unless the Jetta is a Wolfsburg or Carat, it wasn't made in Germany... just like the Golfs.