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VW Golf Hatchback 1997-

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In their own words

When we bought the car new from our nearest volkswagen dealer I had a 1, 3 and 5yr old so it was very easy getting them in and out of the back. My son shared it with me when he was learning to drive and he found it easy to drive. It is a very practical and fits flat pack items from Ikea. with the seats down it's like a van. My husband enjoys driving it and it acelarates well it can be a big sluggish at low speeds though. It was a bit of a pain when the gearbox went which I think is a common issue in the mk4. I recommend this car but check out the rivals eg vauxhaul astra

How reliable do you find the car?

The gearbox went in 2009 but it was easily fixed although the cost was quite expensive

Does the car do everything you expected it to do?

I couldn't believe it at the time. I was thrilled as my older golf mk3 didn't have a cd player.
  • How they rated it

  • Reliability: 4 out of 5 4.0
  • Meets Expectations: 5 out of 5 5.0
  • Overall Rating: 3 out of 5 3.0
  • Jacquline Agnew recommends this car

About their car

  • Fuel type Petrol
  • When purchased February 2004
  • Condition when bought New
  • Current Mileage 78,000 miles
  • Average MPG 33 mpg