Written on: 18/05/2010
I AM A GOLF LOVER HAVE OWNED 3. THE MK4 1.8T IS A LOVELY CAR TO DRIVE, VERY SMOOTH,LOVELY GEARBOX, NIPPY AND HANDELS WELL
I LOVE THE LOOKS,SEATS AND WHISTLE FROM THE TURBO. ONE THING I WILL SAY THE MK4 IS NOT AS RELIABLE AS THE OLDER ONES!! THEIR ARE MANY COMMON FAULTS ON THE MK4 (WINDOWS FALLING INTO DOOR, WATERPUMP,NOISEY SUSPENSION,)
AND IF U TAKE IT 2 VW THE REPAIRS ARE VERY EXPENSIVE.
BUT ON THE WHOLE GREAT CARS MUCH BETTER THAN FOCUS ETC (read more)
Written on: 28/01/2010
i may not have my 1.8t golf for long but one thing for sure what a great car. the ride is so smooth and the power is there when u need, and i feel safe in it, and it has all the quality u know u get from a german build car. my last car was citreon xsara picasso say no more. (read more)
Written on: 08/01/2010 by lukeromeril (54 reviews written)
I am a hardcore VW Golf GTI fan, and have owned various throughout my 10 years of driving. I still have a 1989 16v that I plan on rebuilding when I am older and settled. The MK4 got a lot of stick when compared to the performance of the older GTI models, mainly due to the size and weight. I can elaborate on why I think this is OK. I am 28, and I purchased my mk4 second hand with very low miles and complete with all the optional extras from the factory. My first GTI, a 16v Mk2 was the... (read more)
Written on: 22/06/2009
Volkswagen Golf 1.8T GTi has good handling and a great car, excellent (read more)
Written on: 10/05/2009
Volkswagen Golf 1.8T GTi is an excellent car, great 2 drive, cruises when ya want it 2, an flies when ya put da boot down. I've had a mk2 an 3 there great cars 2. Style comfort and speed all in 1, gutted i have 2 get rid of it. (read more)
Written on: 01/04/2009 by nintendonut
Here's my summary of my Volkswagen MK IV Golf GTI 1.8 turbo
What was great about it:
Leather recarro seats
Simple / ergonmic layout of the dashboard and cabin
Practical Gti - decent rear legroom and boot
Being a VW it was realible
What was not so great about my golf gti:
Performance - the 1.8 turbo engine struggled to pull this heavy car.
Handling was a little pedestrian
The BBS alloys corroded beyond all recognition
It was very nickable...in fact it got stolen from my driveway and that... (read more)
Written on: 06/04/2008
Definitely a must have this car is great. who needs a Subaru when you have got a VW Golf GTi? (read more)
Written on: 09/01/2008
Good performance but ugly fast car, the Volkswagen Golf 1.8T is not modern enough inside or out. (read more)
Written on: 29/12/2005 by wild wllie barret (1 review written)
If the Volkswagen Golf is kept well maintained with attention to detail ie correct camber, toe angles, fuel injection youve got a high performance hot hatch for a couple of grand. It'll leave most things at the lights and gives good mpg, well mine does about 32 on mixed use. However, watch the brakes, upgrade them or go easy. Older ones like an octane additive it's up to you tho cos they'll perform nicely without it. A truly enjoyable car thats going to appreciate in value. (read more)
Written on: 09/03/2010 by lukeromeril (54 reviews written)
This is such a great car, the build quality is fantastic, the performance is good, but if you are lucky enough to find the 180bhp version or an anniversary edition, then the performance is more than enough. with simple styling this golf has grown up, and although alot of people would say that the classic gti has become boring, i would say it has definetly become refined. (read more)
Written on: 23/05/2002 by DanR.
I've been driving my Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T as a company car and have been very impressed with it. It feels great to drive, with fantastic gearshift, eager engine and superb brakes.
The VW engine is very refined and makes great noises when pushed hard. Noise supression of the chassis is great for a smaller car like the Golf.
The interior of the car is brilliantly concieved (considering the Golf Mk4's age) and is bolted together very well. The plastics are high quality, and everything... (read more)
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