4 out of 5 stars
Best car in Winter Conditions
by Golf Buddy
from Milwaukee, WI
on Sat May 24 2008
The car started right up in -20F weather, and manuvered its way through the snow while others were spinning and sliding. The heat warms up in 2 minutes and it handles well in slippery and snowy conditions. It's good on gas, I average 25mpg in the city and on long road trips around 34mpg. I love the bucket seats and the versatility of this small hatchback. The 5 speed stick shifts with percession and accuracy, and it has that mechanical feeling that's missing in Japanese and American cars.
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3 out of 5 stars
Its the only car I have ever owned
by Sports Car Enthusiast
on Fri Dec 29 2006
Other than the occasional maintainance problems, the 95 VW Golf has been a trooper. Though various Gallops through the snow, we have found that the Golf is a very adapable car. The Golf rides nice durring the summer, and on par durring the winter. Though the Golf is a little underpowered in today's tuner car fight, it still runs a respectable time on the track.
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2 out of 5 stars
fun to drive, not to fix
by i used to like vw
on Tue Feb 05 2008
i owned the celebration edition golf 3. fun car to drive, had some good handling and good milage. but i always had problems with the electrical. i drained over $3,500 on trying to fix the electrical problems and could never get around it.
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4 out of 5 stars
1995 VW Golf TDi
from Toronto, ON
on Wed Jan 31 2007
purchased my 95 Golf TDi back in 2/05 with 184 k (abt 114 k mi). It's a
1.9L inline 4 cylinder with only 90 HP but respectable 149 lbs/torque.
It's a 5 speed manual. It is capable of speeds in excess of 110 MPH but
I usually don't go faster than 90 MPH. It handles reasonably well and
the 5 speed is fun to drive. I took it on a road trip to Florida during
which I drove over 8200 km (over 5000 mi) and it was surprisingly
comfortable even for long stretches of road (I drove 22 hrs straight at
one point) It's a good car in the city but can serve its purpose on
long trips for 4 adults with no problems. The fuel consumption is
fantastic. I average between 35 - 44 MPG depending on driving style,
highway-to-city ratio and season (summer, winter). The most I've driven
on a tankful (less than 14.5 Gal) was 970 km (abt 603 miles) which is
pretty cool. Some of the other TDi's get even better gas mileage but
I'm satisfied with mine too. My model is basic with not many features.
It lacks ABS, any airbags, no power windows, no AC but I do have an 8
speaker stereo. It requires special skills to drive especially on wet
surface but that's how I like it, I feel more connected with the
vehicle and more in control because more is dependent on me. It's very
easy to maintain and very dependable. Nothing major has given away and
even after 245 k (152 k mi) it still has a lot of life left. The engine
is responsive and when you're upshifting hard, you can really feel the
extra torque as opposed to the gas alternative. 90 horses is not a
to begin with but the before mentioned torque makes driving bearable
even with a full cargo on board. The exterior is a distinctive
trademark of VW and so is the interior. The dashboard is spartan and an
all black interior [except roof upholstery (light grey) and seats (navy
blue with multi colour patterns)] seems too rough and unwelcoming.
Otherwise, the layout of controls is ergonomic. Everything is simple
and easy to use. I
see this car as an ideal vehicle for students that are on fixed
allowance, small families with 1-2 children or great as a second family
car. Longetivity and economy of diesel can be hardly beat so if you're
contemplating about buying one, don't wait, just buy one, you'll be
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3 out of 5 stars
Not the greatest
on Fri Apr 30 2010
This car now that its older is having its troubles with the exterior body. door henge broken. locks are not working on trunk. but as the engine goes its still running great. just minor corks with oil and the anti-freeze
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