Advertisement
1997 Volkswagen Golf Photo

1997 Volkswagen Golf - Expert Reviews

 

Expert Reviews from Around the Web

We have scoured the web for expert reviews of this car and found the best ones for you to read. Found 3 reviews. This list is displayed in ranked order based the reviews we think are the best.
RankingDetails
#1
1997 volkswagen golf Professional Edmunds Review
Source: Edmunds

...Features that most people are sure to want, like air conditioning, a stereo with a cassette player (and eight speakers) and antilock brakes, are all on the options list, along with luxuries like a six-CD changer and power moonroof. The special-interest models -- K2, Trek and Jazz -- come with all the GL's standard equipment, along with a number of extras. The K2 appeals to winter enthusiasts and offers the buyer the choice of skis or a snowboard; a roof rack to carry said gear; heated front seats, windshield washer nozzles and exterior mirrors; special cloth upholstery; silver-faced gauges...

#2
1997 Volkswagen Golf Professional Cars.com Review
Source: Cars.com

...Golf pretty well had the road to itself--along with some four-wheel-drives traveling way too fast for conditions. The 2-liter, 115-h.p. engine delivers 24 miles per gallon city/31 m.p.g. highway with its smooth-shifting 5-speed manual (22/29 with 4-speed automatic), meaning this German taxi offers great lousy-weather control and great fuel economy year-round. You might have to duck low when the much more attractive premium luxury cars drive by, though they don't drive by all that often when eight inches of snow are on the pavement. One gripe, however. Maybe, in Germany the herrs and fraus...

#3
1997 Volkswagen Golf Professional Cars.com Review
Source: Cars.com

...The front fog lights are designed to handle the limited driving conditions that sometimes occur in higher elevations, while the cold weather features will keep passengers comfortable. The K2 is powered by VW's newly refined 2.0- liter (121.1 cubic inches) four-cylinder engine. Power output is 115- horsepower, pretty good for a two-valves-per-cylinder single cam. Torque is 122 foot-pounds, with the power being spread across a wide rpm band. With a roof rack carrying skis or a snowboard, or both, a K2 is not exactly set up for high speed aerodynamic airflow. The power band still provides...

Volkswagen Golf Related News
 
2014 Volkswagen Golf GTD

VW Golf GTD U.S. Sales In Jeopardy: Report

With hot-hatchback performance and diesel fuel economy, the Volkswagen Golf GTD seems to offer the best of both worlds. Yet U.S. drivers may not get the chance to find out... read more 11 hours ago by 


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf GTE

Sporty Volkswagen Golf GTE Plug-In Hybrid Heads To 2014 Geneva Motor Show

First, there was the Golf GTI. Then, the diesel-powered Golf GTD. And when Volkswagen's plug-in hybrid Golf makes its debut next month at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, it will... read more February 20, 2014 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf, at 2013 New York Auto Show

Volkswagen Golf Drops Weight With Optional Carbon Fiber Roof

The Biggest Loser has proven that weight-loss shows can draw serious attention. Volkswagen must be watching because the German automaker is looking for lower numbers on the... read more May 6, 2013 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf models - image: Volkswagen of America

Volkswagen Debuts 2015 GTI And Golf In New York

American consumers will need to wait until next year to buy a 2015 Golf or GTI at their Volkswagen dealer, but New York Auto Show attendees can see the Mark VII models in the... read more March 27, 2013 by 


 
2014 Volkswagen GTI (Euro spec)

2015 Volkswagen Golf Coming To New York, But Why Does America Have To Wait A Year?

The Mk VII Volkswagen Golf was launched to the world at the Paris Auto Show last September, and has been on sale in Europe since late 2012. The new GTI will join it in May... read more March 12, 2013 by 


 
Advertisement
Users who viewed this car also viewed:
1997 Hyundai Accent
1997 Volkswagen GTI
Advertisement

 
© 2014 MotorAuthority. All Rights Reserved. MotorAuthority is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by Homestar, LLC. Send us feedback.