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