A number of years ago I bought a used Golf for my daughter and she got so many parking tickets on it, I took it back from her and I used to run around with it. It was a great car and ultimately it was rear ended by a truck so it went to VW heaven. Car was great though! Starter needed to be replaced twice. (aftermarket starter was junk). PITA. If you ever have to replace the starter, put a jack under the engine to line up the bolt holes.