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#112 of 121 To the guy who bought the ford focus instead of the VW Golf.
May 21, 2000 (3:06 am)
Hey you dillweed, there is a reason that a ford focus is cheaper than a VW Golf, IT'S a Cheap Car!! You might think you got a good deal now, but when it comes time for you to trade up or sell that focus you are screwed pal. Fords have lousy value after a year, heck a 93 cabriolet is worth more than a 98 ford escort, which the focus replaces, The new golf is more like a BMW than that focus. Heck I got rid of a ford and moved up to a 2000 cabrio. I still have my old 91 cabriolet too. Personally, you can't compare a golf to a focus, It's apples to oranges.
#113 of 121 carlady
May 24, 2000 (12:36 am)
And if you would like to compare the Focus with the Golf, we already have a separate topic in which to do so. Thanks!
#114 of 121 1994 VW Golf
May 29, 2000 (4:30 pm)
Just bought a '94 VW Golf GL. Has 37,880 miles on it. One owner. Service is replacing the head gasket. Has new tires and battery. A/C and am/fm radio with cassette. Previous owner said there was a electrical problem which the dealer never found. Service claims they didn't see a problem but found a loose wire and connected it. Anyone else have an electrical problem? Bought it for $6,980. Was that a good deal?
Jun 06, 2000 (1:57 am)
That's right ,there is a separate forum to compare focus and golf!
carlady, thanks for keeping the right order here.
#116 of 121 Golf-Good investment?
Jun 06, 2000 (1:27 pm)
I'm interested in the Golf GLS and the Civic EX. I'm leaning towards the Golf after I test drove it (it was a lot of fun to drive!), but I still have some questions:
1)Is the Golf GLS is a good investment?
2) How reliable is it? I plan to keep it for a while
3) Any great deals? Great warranties?
#117 of 121 Liwen...
Jun 06, 2000 (1:41 pm)
From reading these posts, most of the Golfs are reliable (more so than the Jettas) but there are some problems. The basic warranty does include scheduled maintenace, but both only last for 2 years/24,000 miles. The powertrain warranty is 10 years/100,000 miles, one of the best out there. And, VWs tend to hold their value as well. A great deal depends on how good a "wheeler-dealer" you are.
Jun 06, 2000 (9:59 pm)
Vocus, the post is over a month old, but you're still around so, what POSSIBLE effect could leather seats have on the safety of the side air bag? It's pretty ludicrous. There's probably some fabric trim over the side air bag that yes, you would have to leave as fabric, but that has nothing to do with the seats.
#119 of 121 Judas...
Jun 07, 2000 (1:53 am)
The air bag is in the side of the seatback and is designed to deploy when the car is broadsided or something like that. If you cover the seat with leather and/or remove the cloth, it might not work as anticipated.
Jun 07, 2000 (12:51 pm)
Alright, I assumed the side air bags were mounted in the doors like most other ones
#121 of 121 carlady
Jun 11, 2000 (11:33 pm)
Friends, we're running two parallel discussions on the Golf. Let's continue our conversation here. Thank you. See you there!