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2001 volkswagen golf 4th gen gl review



I know a few people with Golfs and they're very happy with them. Personally, I wouldn't pay any attention to the VW haters above unless they provide some good evidence. Sure, if it's just A to B, then something Jap/Korean will be cheaper, but VW builds good quality small cars.

The main difference between Polo and Golf is the Golf is a bit bigger. If you're looking at a petrol engine smaller than 1.6 litres, make sure you have a test drive on some hills- you might find it's too gutless (especially with an automatic).

Get a Mazda 323 SP20 instead more reliable and cheaper to own

Personally, I wouldn't pay any attention to the VW haters above unless they provide some good evidence.

Note the number of reliability issues raised with Golfs vs those raised with Corollas.

The thing is that these days, low end European branded cars are just a consumer item. They're not designed to last any more than 5-6 years before they're replaced. Add some dodgy offshore build quality into the mix and you've got a recipe for disaster when your VW get to around 10 years old.

If it makes you feel any better, VWs aren't any worse than most other Euros, and are better than some.

Do not buy a 10 year old VW – UNLESS you have more money than sense. You have no idea how much money you are going to spend on repairs and maintenance.

Moby, cool thanks for sharing that info, it's a strong argument.

If it makes you feel any better, VWs aren't any worse than most other Euros, and are better than some.
Yeah, I'm not pro- or anti-VW, just wanted to share that my experience is Euro cars aren't necessarily expensive to run.

According to the mums and dads on WP, the Corolla, will last a lifetime, cook your breakfast, fly you to Mars and make you look cooler than if you were driving a Bugatti.

You do realize both the vehicle's mentioned by the OP still have a Factory warranty on their body! (12 years anti corrosion perforation Warranty.)

Whilst I do admit a 10 year old VW is a bit risky as is a 10 year old Japanese Car.

Can we please dispense with the Hyperbole, some people actually take the advice on this forum seriously.

Just read up on the people needing expensive repairs done. These claims aren't unfounded.

Whilst I do admit a 10 year old VW is a bit risky as is a 10 year old Japanese Car.

A 10 year old VW is more risky then a 10 year old jap car, for sure. A 10 year old jap car isn't even risky.

ey are pretty much the same in both present and a decade ago.

The current Corolla requires servicing every 10,000 km or every 6 months as opposed to every 15,000 km or 12 months at VW.

Despite this, the Corolla will be cheaper to maintain overall. However once parts start to be needed. ie timing belts, brakes etc. which is inevitable on a 10 year old car, you'll be up for dollars regardless.