Volkswagen Golf 1999 Qatar Prices & Specs

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QAR 55,000

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Volkswagen Golf 1999 specifications

Country of Origin Germany
Class Compact Hatchback
Body Styles 5-door hatchback
Weight (kg) 1273 - 1442
Version Performance
Engine Gearbox Power (hp) Torque (Nm) Fuel Econ (L/100km) Fuel Econ (km/L) 0-100 kph (sec) Top speed (kph)
1.6 I4 FWD 5M/4A 102 148 6.9-8.0 11.4-13.0 184-187
2.0 I4 FWD 5M/4A 115 172 7.9-8.5 10.8-11.5 189-194
2.3 V5 FWD 6M/4A 150 205 7.2-7.9 9.0-9.5 210-214
2.3 V5 FWD/4WD 5M/5A 170 220 7.3-8.0 8.5-9.2 219-222
2.8 V6 4WD 6M 204 270 11.0 9.1 7.4 234

Volkswagen Golf 1999 reviews

Clean styling, decent space, engine choices

Average handling, firm seats, dull cabin design

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by Mashfique Hussain Chowdhury & Team

Volkswagen Golf 1999 Overview

The fourth generation of the VW Golf was a huge success during its long run. The clean and conservative styling combined with a vague sense of being a status symbol made it a hit among well-to-do yuppies. Available only as a 5-door hatchback here, with a variety of engine options upgraded over the years. Even a 4Motion all-wheel-drive model is available, though it may be hard to find in these parts. After its 1998 makeover, the Golf got considerably more tasteful inside, with nicely contrasting colours and patterns. The cabin offers sufficient room for six-footers, while the rear compartment is as small as any other compact. The cargo area under the hatch is huge for a compact, and the rear seats fold flat. Available features included power windows, electric mirrors, power-adjustable front seats, sunroof, alloy wheels and more, depending on trim level. A pair of airbags is standard on all models, with some getting side airbags as well, while ABS is standard. Engines included 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre 4-cylinder motors. Sportier early models included the FWD or AWD GTI with a 2.3-litre V5, and an AWD 4Motion model with a 2.8-litre V6. In the later years, the V5 got more power. For its premium price, equipment levels were limited, with an underlying platform that had independent front and torsion-beam rear suspension.

Volkswagen Golf 1999 Reliability & Resale Value

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Known Problems Common ignition coil failure leaves car stranded, although redesigned replacement coils supposedly reduces problem. All engines burn excessive oil. Various rattles and squeaks develop in cabin, including from loose dashboard, sunroof, centre console and pillars. Various random electrical issues develop over time, including issues with central locking, ECU, cigarette lighter, stereo, blown fuses and more. Leaks develop in power steering system, rear brakes and wiper fluid reservoir. Cabin plastic coating rubs off with time. Reports of clutch bearing failure and flywheel failure. Problems reported with manual and automatic gearbox, suspension bushings, catalytic converter. Failure of mass airflow sensor common. Misaligned water shield cover over pollen filter causes a/c water to leak into cabin. Failure of secondary electric fan causes overheating. Failure of a/c compressor clutch common.
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Volkswagen Golf 1999 Safety Ratings

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