1996 Volkswagen Golf SE 1.8 from UK and Ireland
What more can I say other than a great car which will be sadly missed when the times comes to buy so
This car has been nothing more than 100% reliable. I have had nothing at all go wrong with the car since the day I purchased it. A credit to Volkswagen, and the reason why they have such a strong following.
As said before reliability is 100%. The car has had three MOT's, since I have owned it and passed without any work on each visit.
Drives well with good performance from the 90bhp engine and turns back 35mpg however it is driven, and I drive fast on most occasions. I return 350 miles to a tank full of fuel.
The cabin is a bit dark and dreary with not many of the extras you would normally get on a Japanese equivalent vehicle, this model does come with sports seats and fancy white dials, but that's about it.
Boot space is a bit limited, but more than adequate.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th October, 2005
Don't whatever you do sell this and buy a mk4. My father-in-law did just that and has regretted it ever since.
1996 mk3 1.9 TDI CL - 177,000 miles and fault free save for a window regulator and a central locking motor.
2000 mk4 1.9 GT TDI PD 115 - 50,000 miles and already two breakdowns and four minor faults.