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Diamond review  Good but not Brilliant

Advantages: Build Quality, Ride, Interior, Comfort
Disadvantages: Handling, Engine Noise

What can be said about the Golf that hasn’t been said countless times already in thousands of motoring reviews? Well plenty. Have you noticed how so many reviews in car magazines, TV programs and newspapers are written by motoring journalists or ex-rac ...

jasonmymail 06.05.2002 · Read full review
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Review of Volkswagen Golf IV 1.6

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It's called Herbie

Advantages: Great handling and looks
Disadvantages: Dodgy electrics

While on holiday in France, in the middle of a supermarket car park, I remember the day I first clapped eyes on this new generation of 'golf'. It was cold and very wet that day, yet there was one thing that was particularly striking - its eyes. It just ...

sazy 02.12.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Volkswagen Golf IV 1.6

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Worth Every Penny

Advantages: prestige, build quality
Disadvantages: You pay for what you get

I was torn between buying a brand new Ford Focus for around the £9,000 - £10,000 mark or paying a little bit extra for a second hand VW Golf. After test driving the two cars I was impressed by both but several things ensured that my decision to buy the Go ...

bobfibber 24.01.2001 · Read full review
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Review of Volkswagen Golf IV 1.6

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My bad experience with Volkswagen

Advantages: Reputation & Safety
Disadvantages: Poor quality, poor customer service, expensive

Last year I ordered a brand new VW Golf (1.6SE), my first ever VW, I eagerly awaited for it to arrive on the 7th Jan 2000. Fantastic I thought - great car, great quality, good reputation... little did I realise the problems I would have over the year... w ...

xilr8 25.01.2001 · Read full review
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VW Golf - Hard to fault

Advantages: Build quality, solid feeling
Disadvantages: Price to a certain extent

I bought a new manual 1.6l Golf at the beginning of 2001, my first car. So far it has been a charm, a great drive with sufficient power (86kw) and very direct handling. This is combined with 'chunky' looks on the outside to make it a great car for getting ...

survey3333 08.05.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Volkswagen Golf IV 1.6

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