Thinking of getting a MK3 Golf
I've been cycling to work for the past 3 years but it's getting to the point where I'm thinking of getting a 2nd car so I can drive when I can't be bothered cycling, plus it's nice to have a 2nd car every now and then when the wife is out and about in the family car.
So I've been checking out what's out and about on the market at the moment and there are some clean looking MK3 (well the pics make them look clean! ) Just trying to get an idea what dollars will get you what as I still need to sell my Norton Commando. Not sure when it will sell so until it does I won't be buying a car.
Started reading up on the CL, GL and of course the VR6 and while my head is telling me to just look at the CL and GL the inner child in me keeps pointing to me towards a VR6. lol
I'd stay clear of the auto (the family car is a 7 speed DSG) and I miss driving a manual plus an auto from an MK3 I'd imagine would drive sluggish and I hear they aren't too reliable.
Does anyone have a CL or GL they advise me how they drive/perform, from what I've read the CL is a 1.8lt and the GL is a 2lt and the power specs aren't too far apart but is that noticable?
Apart from the log books, checking the power options are working, A/C is working and how often they run it (dried seals etc) is there anything else I should be looking out for on a MK3?
All the chatter about what goes wrong on a VR6 is scary but it's like all things only the wrong things are chatted about so it's natural to read things like that. I'm just wondering if the CL and GL has the same things to look out for.
But I wouldn't rule out a VR6 for some fun, they sound really good to drive.
I had a few 60's beetles so I'm OK to do some work myself but this time I'm just thinking of getting something a little more modern with A/C and some creature comforts etc. Plus I've had beetles so it's time for something else.
P.S. Sorry for the long winded post... Didn't realise it was so long until I finished typing.
MY11 Multivan 132kW 4Motion, Natural Grey, Fog lights, Multifunctional Steering Wheel.
1976 MK1 Golf 2 door