1996 Golf

Consumer Reviews

1996 Volkswagen Golf

1996 Volkswagen Golf

Review Score

4.8 out of 5 stars

4.8

4 Reviews
100% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
4 out of 5 stars Comfort
4.8 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
3.8 out of 5 stars Interior Design
5 out of 5 stars Reliability
4.5 out of 5 stars Performance
4 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful car. Very fast, reliable

by Moby from Dayton, ohio on Thu Nov 29 2012

Absolutely the best car that I've owned. Take it for a drive and you would never know that it was a 1996. Great gas mileage, and would be a great car for a commuter. Over all a great car, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a new car.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

best car i've ever owened

by farmer,semi retired from ca. & mo. on Tue Feb 26 2008

vw has gootn better.this is one tough little car with more room than most people need.I would recomend this car over anything in it's size catagory.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
3 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

My Golf Rocks!

by Stay at Home Mom from Minneapolis, MN on Wed Mar 11 2009

This car is super reliable. I have owned it since college, which was many years ago and it is still going strong.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

I Will Miss This Model

by E_Scarsanela_Jr from Harrisonburg, Virginia on Tue Jul 25 2017

My 1996 VW Golf lasted me for 15 years. Towards the end, it started to domino-effect with the engine/ transmission problems; however, the prior 15 years of owning the car were worry free.

3 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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Our Take on the 1996 Volkswagen Golf

If you liked the Bee Gees, disco and polyester pantsuits, you may feel right at home in the 1996 Volkswagen Golf GL. Its hatchback styling is reminiscent of the '70s, plus it doesn't skimp on that macho German driving experience. It's a noticeable change from all the rounded, generic Japanese subcompacts and their domestic clones and competitors. But be prepared to pay a premium.

Even though this long-lived German hybrid is assembled these days in Mexico, our test vehicle cost more than $16,000 - a steep sticker for what is little more than entry-level transportation.

She: I happen to hate the chunky look of the hatchback, but I admire its versatility. We drove a white Golf that was so... Read More