1999 Volkswagen Golf 1.6S

 
 

I bought this car to replace my beloved Fiat Punto Sporting. It was quite old but in very good condition. I liked the build quality, ride quality and performance wasn’t bad either. It did develop some faults and I wasn’t convinced it was running at it’s best. I only kept it a year after reading some interesting comments about that particular model having gearbox problems so it had to go. I do like the Golf, it is a perfect size, not too small or too big and they do drive nicely. But they are very expensive and not really worth it. I would probably go for the mechanically identical Skoda Octavia if I was looking for a Golf sized car as you get the quality etc at a reasonable price.