Volkswagen Golf (1997-2004)
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- Used only
- Petrol/Diesel/Mild hybrid
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The Volkswagen Golf entered its Mk4 phase in 1997, offering bigger dimensions and smarter looks than before. Made in hatchback and estate forms, the fourth-generation VW Golf was hugely popular in its day. Which? doesn't provide a test score or specific model reliability rating for older models like this - we recommend choosing a newer alternative.Sign up or Log in to see full overview.
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- 64%Average score
- 85%Highest score
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