A design icon – Mark 4 – 1997 to 2003 But this generation wasn’t just about the looks. Like with all previous editions, Volkswagen debuted new technology too. In 1998 Volkswagen unveiled the first all-wheel-drive Golf , called 4MOTION.
MK4 applies to Golf and GTI sold in the U.S. from mid 1999 through 2006 and Jetta sold from mid 1999 through 2005.5. The 1998-2010 New Beetle is also built off of the MK4 chassis. MK5 : Jetta, GTI and Rabbit This is the “A” chassis but now in the 5th generation hence the MK5 designation.
Recommended Volkswagen GTI model years The early 2006.5 and 2007 cars seem to be less reliable than the later ones, r/GolfGTI sub-Reddit users claim, which is why we recommend a 2008 or 2009 example. 2010 brought the Mk6 Volkswagen GTI , which was essentially a facelifted Mk5, Car and Driver reports.
1.8T 2dr Hatchback 2004 Volkswagen GTI Specs
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The Volkswagen e – Golf Is Dead A Volkswagen spokesperson confirmed to Road & Track today the company has discontinued its all- electric Golf hatchback, the e – Golf . The spokesperson also confirmed there will be no Mk 8 version of the e – Golf . Instead, the company’s upcoming ID.
However, while this means you could argue a case for both the original and most recent variants to be named the best, personally I think the Mk5 , produced between 2003 and 2009, represents peak Golf.
Mk is short for “mark” which is another term for a generation of a model. Each generation represents a design, and a completely redesigned model represents a new generation of that vehicle. The current model year Golf is the MkVII, the seventh generation, and it was redesigned for the 2015 model year.
Since last September, the Volkswagen brand has been embroiled in a catastrophic emissions cheating scandal that has decimated the company’s reputation in the US and around the world. VW admitted to equipping more than 11 million diesel-powered cars worldwide with software designed to cheat government emissions tests.
The Volkswagen Golf Reliability Rating is 4.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 25th out of 36 for compact cars. The average annual repair cost is $630 which means it has average ownership costs. Repairs are less severe than average, and the frequency of these issues is average, so major repairs are not common for the Golf.
GT. The best thing about the GT model is that the attractive 1.5-litre TSI EVO engine comes in at this level, which is one of the best engines for the car.
Essentially, the turbocharged inline-four is making the VR6 obsolete by offering similar power with better fuel economy in a smaller, lighter package. The VR6 was developed before turbo technology helped make torquey, powerful four-cylinders with minimal lag and good reliability.
The new R32 , powered by almost the same narrow-angle V6 engine, doesn’t have such an easy ride, because the Mark Five Golf GTI is probably the best fast hatchback you can buy. But more enlightened souls will point to that pesky GTI and remind you that its 200 turbocharged bhp really is enough for most needs.
With two valves per cylinder, the original VR6 developed between 172 and 178 hp , depending on the application.