Most of that distinction came down to the grill-less front end, but regardless it was cool. Its not the motor that burns out, its the extremly complex control built into the motor. Three of my door motors have failed. No, the big news was under the hood; Volkswagen moved the 1Z 1. The boot wasn't good, it had space but wasn't very usable. The 'combined' figure, which is the most often quoted, is an average of 'urban' and 'extra-urban' weighted by the distances covered in each test.
Go read forums, these issues are common. Had several problems with engine control vacuums, but no wonder, they tear in a row of years and daily use in various conditions e. These special models have a draw and demand money that makes people laugh. I was driving along country lanes at about 50 mph, and another car came around the corner about a foot over on my side of the road. The seats are pretty comfortable and adjustable; really good.
Despite the serious popularity of the B5 and B5. I swerved to avoid it, clipped the bank, and that was enough to flip the car. My car has no rust, as it had good care before. My ownership of this car ended abruptly with a spectacular accident at 110,000 miles. Power windows fail soon, and are very expensive to fix.
This car will turn you into a hooligan around town fairly quickly. It rolled two and a half times and I exited the car by crawling out upside down through the shattered windscreen. Driver's side window stopped working. Primary Use: Commuting to work The Botomline Is This Car Is An Awesome Car And I Have To Give My Props To The Germans. I get the feeling that every component was designed to do 100,000 miles and not much more. Primary Use: Family transportation It Does The Job, And Starts Every Morning. Emergencies workers should be able to get into a car with a door handle 2 years old.
Model year 1996 Year of manufacture 1996 First year of ownership 2009 Most recent year of ownership 2010 Engine and transmission 2. What engineer would sanely think putting foam over a hole that air blows over would work long term? I forgot in the cons, the stock headlamps are dangerous. See the page for more info. There are two parts to the test: an 'urban' cycle designed to reflect driving in a city environment with many stops and starts and an 'extra-urban' cycle designed to mirror more steady state motorway and country routes. I think my overall advice is to buy Japanese if you want a minimum of mechanical hassle. Primary Use: Family transportation Cons: Door handles are problematic, wear out fast. The brakes were also something of a disappointment.
Fuel economy was not great either, probably 30-35 mpg depending on how I drove. The engine is torquey and a good performer. It is comfortable, drives as smooth as any newer car I have been in, has tons of room, front and back, and has a huge trunk. Faults: I had to change the clutch at 230 000km, but no wonder, the clutch was changed the first time here, so it will last until the car dies from rust now. Clear coast on the paint is certain to come off. This is the point when I bought the car, and sure enough, I ended spending a lot of time replacing and fixing things. About chassis details responsible for road holding, handling behaviour and ride confort, the Golf 3 has Independent.
General Comments: This Golf is cheap to run, economical, and has good performance; 81kw for this lightweight car is really more than enough. Really bad build quality on the headlamps. Primary Use: Family transportation Meh — Had this for about 18months. Cleaning the sensors made it go away for a while, then it came back on again. Not many things can go wrong on this car. So if your looking for a fun nice car that wont ruin your wallet size then get this car, but to have more fun i would get the stick, thats what i drive and i love it! I praised Volkswagen when they launched the B3; smooth, aerodynamic with a distinctive wedge shape, it looked very different than any other sedan on sale at the time.
I've put these motors in Jeeps and redone the heater lines, what a nightmare the factory made it. Reliability was not a strong point for this car. So it probably came as no surprise when the revised B4 Passat in 1995 went more mainstream. Overall the car had no problems or any illness. Not sure what the root of this was.