2001 Volkswagen Golf V6 4 Motion 2.8 V6 from UK and Ireland
A high performance bargain
There haven't been any major problems with the car the only small things have been a slight crunching noise when changing up into 3rd gear, the radio reception is very poor wherever I happen to be and on any station as well.
The drivers front seat has started to wear slightly, but other than that nothing to complain about.
I had read previous reviews about this car and they said it didn't warranty 6 gears, and it wasn't all that special. I disagree with this.
This 4motion was an import from Germany and had Satellite Navigation, heated leather Recaro seats, bigger alloys etc and all for 20 grand.
The performance is excellent and it's very fast indeed. 1st gear is a little short, but it still pulls hard even in 6th from 40mph. Sounds really good as well with those large twin tail pipes.
The rear cabin space is a little small and leg room is limited, but its performance and equipment soon makes up for this overall.
Servicing and parts can be expensive, but this only to be expected with a car like this and the extremely good build quality from Volkswagen.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd September, 2003
26th Aug 2006, 21:13
I am from New Zealand and have owned two mark 4 Golfs.
First one was a 1999 Gti 1.8T did over 50,000kms in it in 18 months and it never let me down. In 2003 bought a brand new 5dr V6 4motion with leather heated seats,17inch alloys and premium DPS sound system. It definitley a wolf in sheep's clothing with its performance has surprised many a person with its effortless power. The build quality is excellent and it has now covered 48,000kms without a fault. Fuel economy is good considering the level of go on tap and my heavy right foot. Love to the howl as the engine rises above 4000 rpm too puts a big smile on my face.