Written on: 15/03/2012 by Jezza99
I had a standard 4motion for 2 years after 3 gti's as I wanted the next best golf. I had a fantastic time and did some simple mods to make it better - better shocks, stainless exhaust and K&N air filter. These made a real difference. After a good year at work I fancied something even sillier and found a supercharged version, the original ABT demo car from 2000, so flew to scotland and bought it. This is properly daft, 290 bhp in a golk, lowered sports shocks, full milltek system, front... (read more)
Written on: 08/09/2011 by dondon8128
As a female I was looking for a car y'know that looked good, had abit of poke to it but most of all was reliable, reasonable insurance & not to expensive to run. A little over 3 years ago I sold my BMW 1.8 compact which I loved & thought i'd upgrade to a slightly bigger engined BMW. I thought wrong! A friend of mine was selling this car and although i liked the look of it, i knew it was abit of a monster! Anyway to cut a long story short, i gave the machine a test drive on local roads and... (read more)
Written on: 31/07/2010
Was browsing in the autopark looking for a GTI and as i strolled past the V6 4motion badge at the rear of this car caught my eye, just had to buy it and i got to say its a great car, lovely to drive with all the thrills of a sporty sort of car with the brucey bonus of a really nice all leather interior and all the gadgets you get with a top of the range car, a great car, i have nicknamed her "Paris" reason being because she looks great and nice to handle but she really is very expensive to... (read more)
Written on: 28/05/2010
I bought my golf 4motion from new, at a discount, when the mark5 came out. I thought the mark4 was better built. However, you buy this car for the engine and 4 wheel drive. I've had mine six years and still enjoy driving it. It pulls in any gear at any speed. I once accelerated from 100 to 120 and could have gone on if I had not run out of road. Also the four wheel drive means all the power gets used without wheel spin. You can floor it on a wet road and out run most cars and the tyres last... (read more)
Written on: 26/05/2010
bought mine off a jack the lad, who didnt knw what he had, clucth was gone, got it sorted, full service + haldex, and i havent looked back in 4 yrs, despite owning v fast leon cupras, 1.8t mk4, 200+ bhp clio sports, megane f1 in that time i just cannot let go of her, the sheer sound of the engine on a good blast throught a tunnell makes hairs on ur neck stand up, the grip an saftey of the 4wd as u power slide it round a ronda bout 4 the second time, yeeehaaaa, my only bad points have been... (read more)
Written on: 13/11/2009
GOLF 2.8 V6 4motion 2001 (51) black
I was looking for a car without all the body kits (growing up!!) but with a V6 as i love the sound of a real engine and not a 4pot turbo and this along with perm.4 wheel drive does the job well and is a good starting point for people who want a decent engine and vw build. Its 2.8 is smaller than the r32 but I picked mine up for around £3.5k! while the r32 is still selling over 8/9k and this isn't far behind in power and speed maybe 0.6 of a second. The... (read more)
Written on: 26/09/2009
Volkswagen Golf 4Motion is a Great car to drive, but they look a bit boring standard , So I spent a couple of grand upgrading mine fitting- R32 alloy wheels, anniversary 180 body kit, iduction kit,decent exhaust and had it chipped it looked and sounded stunning, but i had nothing but trouble with it! It had squeaky suspension which vw and another gargae couldn`t find a fault with? I`ve heard that many people have had this trouble with the mk4 golf! The cooling fans packed up and the car... (read more)
Written on: 01/09/2009
Fast, comfortable, safe, reliable and fun..the total all round package.
Servicing...just had a local independant do the full 60k service for £291 including haldex oil and filter more than half the price vw quoted. Do not use vw it does not affect the resale value should you wish to sell.
Faults...not many,1st gear is very short, some squeaking from the seats, quite a low car beware bottoming out, very precise steering means some wind sheer at motorway speeds unladen,thats it really apart... (read more)
Written on: 10/08/2009 by laurabelcher
My and my partner went to look for a car that i could use at work and i picked out out Golf and had never looked back. Previously to this i had a Corsa SRi and i cant understand why! I love my Golf V6 and its so unique because a previous owner had a full body kit on it... ours is the only registered one in the city where we live!!
In hindsight, i'd have liked to do some research because ours has a squeaky suspension now and the garage cant figure out the problem.
Love the car, and its... (read more)
Written on: 15/06/2009 by MJQ
I had the Mk 3 GTi16v for 6 yrs, until someone rear-ended it to a write-off. Spend ages looking for the thrills, and finally got the Mk4 V6 4motion. It is an absolute pleasure to drive. A real gentlemans car. Its discreet looks may not appeal to all. It relies on good petrol and quality tyres.
If you are looking for fuel-economy, dont buy this car!
Service through independent garages cost less, and my one does an excellent job. (read more)
Written on: 18/05/2009
The VW Golf 4Motion is a legendary car that made the hot hatches what they are, very reliable, and powerful. (read more)
Written on: 02/04/2009
The Volkswagen Golf 4Motion just doesn't have the finesse of the pd150, or the outright brutality of the R32.
My superb GTI pd 150 was written off when a van driver fell asleep at the wheel. I looked long and hard for a replacement and my heart led me buy V6 4Motion. To be honest I found it to be a disappointment and traded it two months later for an R32 which turned out to be phenomenal.
Written on: 19/01/2009
I bought my MK4 4motion 2,3 V5 (150hp) since 7months. The one that impressed me much was the very good performance, based on the 4motion system. It really gives you more stability, than more of the other cars. This, combine with good tires would bring you to drive very crazy! :-P Have fun (read more)
Written on: 04/11/2008
Starts first time, and takes 5 minutes of driving to wake itself up minor creaks groans all disappear like when you wake up from your bed really. Feels like you ' re in something safe, English weather. 90% wet even safer, eps, abs, 4 doors, and leather, sat nav, and heated seats. Motorway eats the miles, school run kids love it. Day off on Sunday find some B roads and push it, scoobies and civics are on your behind but cant overtake and when you get confident in the corners you loose them... (read more)
Written on: 21/05/2008 by MisterAndy (1 review written)
The Volkswagen Golf 4Motion is the best car I ever had, it's nice looking forward to a long trip, safe and comfortable. We had road works outside our village for a year and there was mud all over, you could pull out and fly up the hill without a hint of wheel spin. Had a couple of problems with the coil packs, the dealer was fantastic, even after the warranty was out they replaced the packs at no cost and apologised for the car letting me down. Only Gordon Brown spoils this car. (read more)
Written on: 14/05/2008
I've had my v6 4motion VW Golf for jus about a year now, overall the car is very comfortable to drive especially on the motorways as it picks up speed very quickly to over take and also drives very smoothly and stable at high motorway speeds. The only thing I don € t really like about the car is the 1st gear is very short and cuts out at 30mph...Compared to the mk3 vr6 which cuts out at 45mph. (read more)
Written on: 20/04/2008
Quick a-b car, no turbo lag found in alternatives - good torque at low revs.. Get aftermarket anti roll bar's - makes a big difference} not an Evo, but hard to beat at this price range. (read more)
Written on: 27/01/2008 by dazzag
This is my 5th VW Golf, replacing my Mk3 1-9 tdi with 220k and 52 mpg (avg). I have gone for the MK5 2-0 tdi 4 motion (07). I know technology has moved on but this car is amazing. The 4 motion system gives you real confidence when hard cornering. I have to admit fuel consumption is a concern with todays oil prices, I would say on the average consumption your looking at 40 mpg and taking it easy 62mph ish your up at around 50 mpg which is pretty good, considering the car has nearly 50% more... (read more)
Written on: 07/09/2007 by 101badman
I love the Volkswagen Golf 4Motion and plan to keep it for many more years. The performance will impress, as will the build quality and reliability. Everything about this car will please you, with the exception of paying for fuel. I would recommend this car to anyone. (read more)
Written on: 18/03/2007 by chinomark (2 reviews written)
Fantastic all round car that will last for over 200,000 miles with ease, comfortable drive with excellent handling better than the BMW 330i which is so common now not as fast as an Impreza, but a much better car, For the price and class range I do not think there is a better car. I had a Audi A3 before but the build and seating position is far more superior. (read more)
Written on: 09/08/2006 by 4mo (1 review written)
I'd say I'm a little bit of a dub fanatic, this only being my second owned Volkswagen Golf 4Motion, but when I bought my 1st, a mk4 1.8t, having owned quite a few other cars, I knew this was the brand for me. The only disadvantage I found with the turbo was traction from start off and in the wet. It simply just didn't grip like I wanted it too, maybe I would of benefited from traction control, but with this being an earlier model it never had it. When I was made aware of the four wheel drive... (read more)
Written on: 25/01/2006 by TRJ (1 review written)
When I bought my VW Golf V6 last summer it was because I wanted something fun to drive besides having a car for practical reasons. After my decision to buy a new (second hand) car I considered the many possibilities and narrowed it down to the BMW 325i, Alfa 156 2,5 V6 and the Golf V6. In the end I went with my gut feeling and chose the Golf.
My main problem with this car is the high fuel consumption. With the constantly increasing fuel prices this is a very expensive car to drive -... (read more)
Written on: 24/12/2005 by rambono1 (1 review written)
I pick my Volkswagen Golf 4Motion up next week. I've got a scooby at the moment and I love it, don't want to get rid ,but sick of idiots trying to nick it. Please I need some reasurance that I'm doing the right thing, is there anybody in my shoes. The Golf is a better built car and feels solid . I get bored easily with cars the scooby has everything for me. (read more)
Written on: 08/11/2005 by beadyh
I purchased my Volkswagen Golf 4 Motion in June 2002 direct from Holland, added all the extras (except Sat Nav) and saved a fortune, Extremely pleased and impressed with the car in every way, however when they made the R32 I thought I must have, a friend of mine bought one and had it for about 6 months and decided to sell it (harsh ride and noisy) so we did a deal and he took my V6 as part ex. I also found the R32 not to my liking, so I sold it and regretted ever selling the V6, I waited for... (read more)
Written on: 28/10/2005 by JCHOWE147 (1 review written)
I am speechless! I have found that the Volkswagen Golf 4Motion was a complete surprise. I was out shopping for a MK4 Golf GTI, as I had just passed my test and wanted to treat myself to a car from a make that had given my family a great deal of hassle free driving over many years. I went with the best will and intention to go for the GTI I had seen in a garage for a good price. After looking over the GTI, my attention wandered to this 3 door silver Golf in the corner of the garage. I knew... (read more)
Written on: 21/04/2005 by craigb1988
Had the golf for 18 months, had a k&n induction kit installed and had the engine re-mapped to increase acceleration and slight top speed. When I bought it standard it was 204bhp and is now running at maximum 233bhp. It flies of the mark and keeps an acceptable top speed (not surprising with the 2.8litre V6).Leaves "FAST" cars shocked and often "in the dust". (read more)
Written on: 09/04/2005 by joineryman (1 review written)
I have owned my Volkswagen Golf 4Motion for 6 months now and I love it. I had aWRX for 5 years (when people didn't know what they were) more comfy, fuel about the same but nowhere near as fast as the Subaru so if its speed you want buy an Impreza but if its a nice comfy ride, nice power laydown and sleeper looks get the golf. (also keeps its money longer) (read more)
Written on: 28/06/2004 by dazza29
Owned the Volkswagen Golf 4Motion for 10 months and 20000 miles. Definately the most fun car I've owned.
My friend bought a 318ci BMW at the same time and is gutted every time I take him in the 4motion (and it cost me 4 grand less :-)
Comes into its own with a bit of rain, handles great and no danger of overcooking it round bends.
The fuel consumption not great but manage to get 33mpg on motorway runs at 85ish.
Wolf in sheeps clothing, great for surprising 'quick' cars at the lights. (read more)
Written on: 07/08/2003 by binksc (1 review written)
I have owned MK2 8v, MK3 16v and now the VW Golf 4Motion. Not as much of a drivers car as it is so smooth to drive but undoubtedly much quicker. The EVO ratings always annoy me because the handling may not be BMW rear wheel drive - but there are few of my mates that can stay with me through wet roundabouts and twisting B roads. The 4Wheel drive system may not be the greatest driving experience but it is totally competant.
The real power difference is noticed from 60 - 120 mph where the... (read more)
Written on: 20/04/2003 by Omar T.Malabarey.
I have a 2002 Golf V6 2.8 4motion, its a fun car to drive but dont compare with the lancer evo or the subaru WRX.
I thought I will get it and modify it to be luxury 4motion sport compact. well mine is but need more power, and I dont want to put a turbo or a super charger.
it has about 240 Hp!
my car is fully fully loaded from remote entary to rain sensors recaro heated lether seats ,just name it....
the 4motion system is so safe, you will not need to use the stabilty control system.
the... (read more)
Written on: 28/03/2003 by andrew.
i was asked, ney, ordered to replace my impreza turbo with something more adult, the 4 motion looks it, but can be quite an animal if you are in a hurry. overall i would recommend this car to anyone, its more comfortable and quicker than you might expect with a fantastic ammount of torque. its only weak point, in my opinion, being that it seems to be a bit too easily effected by wind on the motorway - however after a 1000 mile blast down to the south of france you get out with your spine... (read more)
Written on: 27/05/2002 by KLD.
Over 16,000kms, difficult to undo rear unless raining or on gravel, even with ESP off. The VW Golf 4Motion is a very well balanced car with luxurious interior and high equipment levels.
If you wanted this car to shame a WRX in outright performance, forget it. In high countries, the NA runs out of puff quite quickly, but the single most frustrating thing about this setup is finding second gear on a downshift.
Many friends have had the same complaints, the shifter is too long, and slow to... (read more)
Written on: 08/04/2002 by Steven Trelfa.
I've just bought a VW Golf 4Motion, having driven a variety of other Mark iv Golfs. It's great fun to drive and very fast. Many of the reviews I've read refer to the handling as being a little 'stodgy'. I tried one with the factory sports suspension set-up and it was bone-jarringly hard. The standard set-up is still quite firm, but much more forgiving for everyday use. The handling is more than good enough for anything other than race-track use. I've pushed it hard and fast through quite... (read more)
Written on: 15/02/2002 by Goldie.
The VW Golf 4motion v6 adds spark to an anotherwise lame hatchback market in comparison to its competitors. The brakehorse creates a kick that matches no other and with the handling precision and grace in which the 4 wheel drive system allows. Check out the websites: www.vw.com
www.volkswagen.co.uk (read more)
Written on: 16/11/2001 by herbie.
JUST SUPERB QUALITY BUILD WITH PERFORMANCE TO EXCITE A AGED TENAGER LIKE MYSELF THE BEST BIT OF KIT I HAVE OWNED AND DRIVEN WHICH INCLUDES A 911 TURBO. (read more)
Written on: 11/10/2001 by Colin.
From the moment you first turn the key and hear the orchestral tone from the twin tailpipes this car causes an ear-to-ear grin that stays with you even after you've parked it safely away in your garage. In the 4Motion, VW have created a golf that stirs the memories of those lucky enough to have owned a 1980s Mk2 16valve GTI. The 4 wheel drive '4motion' has an instantaneous throttle response which simply catpults you forward with incredible enthusiasm. The 6-speed close ration box almost... (read more)
Written on: 14/08/2001 by Paul.
The VW Golf 4Motion is well built and looks great with it's low profile alloys. The 2.8 litre V6 engine is very willing with lots of torque even at low revs making gear changes unnecessary for overtaking. Not sure it really needs a 6 speed gearbox with all that torque. 4 wheel drive gives great traction and much better rocket launch acceleration. (read more)
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