• (4.7) 3 reviews
  • MSRP: $1,723$2,031
  • Body Style: Hatchback
  • Combined MPG: 22-44
  • Engine: 115-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
1997 Volkswagen Golf

1997 Volkswagen Golf Reviews

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We expected the Mercedes-Benz SLK to be better than it was, and the Volkswagen Golf to be worse than it was. Golf will win no beauty contests. It is, to be frank, butt ugly. This is the second attempt to get folks to forget the Beetle. First try was the Rabbit. Now the Golf, which helps ease the pain that the Beetle is gone but doesn't erase it. Take heart because the Beetle retu... Read full review for the 1997 Volkswagen Golf

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Commodious Economy Traveler

by comfort/economy/performnce devotee from Whidbey Island, WA on August 28, 2013

Between the Pacific Northwest and San Francisco is no short distance but with this car it proves to be comfortable, economical (between 32 and 39 mpg) and often negotiable. Golf be nimble, Golf be qui... Read Full Review

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