1996 Volkswagen Golf CL 1/4 MPI 8v from UK and Ireland
The car has been great, but the clutch went at about 69,000 miles.
Despite what reviews say the car is quite quick. The book time for 0-60mph says 17 seconds. My car in stock form runs 0-60mph in 11s and does 115mph top end. Not bad 4 a 60bhp 8v 1.4 engine. It's suspension is soft, but bear in mind this car is more luxury orientated. It is a high spec CL with PAS, rev counter, colour coded bumpers etc etc. The car is very smart in appearance and very sporty inside and built better than a tank. It feels like a class above what it is. The seats are great and the car is reliable, quick handles well with a lot of grip and has surprised a few so called nippy cars. Not bad for a 1st car for an 18 year old student. The Mk2 golf is getting on and many are tired and worn out. Not many Mk3's are modified and have a very high spec be won over by the unique appeal of the Mk3. I had a bad smash in my car at 70mph and thank God it was in a GOLF!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th October, 2004