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VW Volkswagen Golf Mk4 used Guide GTI etc etc

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Welcome to the VW Golf Mk 4 used car guide. If you are looking for a Volkswagen GTI or a basic 1.4 litre this will help you identify the points, bad points, common and what to look out for when this car on the second hand The author of this guide is an of Mk 4 golfs for the last 5 years and an ex employee who has ben involved in the after servicing and repair of this

In late 1997 the VW Golf Mk4 onto the UK market. A good of engines were available and the seemed better in every way the MK3 Golf that it replaced. no common parts with the old the MK 4 was a new and fresh car.

It’s fair to say that it’s life (1997 2004) the MK 4 golf underwent changes and improvements. Lots of new models were introduced it’s initial launch and technical updates carried The most progress was made in of the turno Diesel engines in the Mk4. In late 2000 the PD was launched in the UK which utilised new pressure technology that great performance and economy. available in 115 bhp, then 130 a top end GTI spec diesel at 150 bhp. A 100 bhp was also released for the lower models and even this low powered version gave the models a good run for their

The early PD engines required a change every 40,000 which at bewteen £300 £400 at a dealer added to the cost of high milage A later revised version of the PD giving out 130 bhp extended the life of the to 60,000 miles and had improved The 130 PD engine became the biggest in the MK 4 range towards the end of it’s and is a highly rated car.


In of petrol engines there was a choice. 1.4, 1.6, 2.0, 2.3, 2.8 3.2. 2000 many of the petrol updated their engine units and switched to ‘drive by throttle control thus the mechanical link between the pedal and the throttle. As the engines more electronic control was with an increasing emphasis on exhaust emmisions.

Common problems and issues

most new models of car the Mk4 came it’s fair share of faults and problems. Probably the highly publicised was the faulty packs used in many The 1.8 Turbo engine suffered the with this problem and a coil pack would in a very poorly running or a non running engine. VW issued a on many of these cars and all the faulty coils with an design. Despite this are still plenty of older Mk 4s out with the original coil in them. It is a little known that in the vast majority of VW will replace them of charge even out of the 3 year period.

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Other common faults broken electric windows, exhaust mounts, premature of suspension bushes, faulty sensors and general electrical Many fixes and modified were released to cure problems wich were as standard to later cars. is well worth checking the claim history of a car with local dealer to ensure these faults were Althoug thought by many as a car easily cabable of many free miles the Mk4 does it’s weak areas. A dealer service history evidence of extra work out throughout the cars life is a good sign.

Dont be put off by miles if evidence of service and of maintenance repairs is evident. speaking most of the Mk 4 engines are solid and relaible if serviced and regularly. Bear in mind additional keys are very indeed, if only 1 is present in mind the cost of adding a could be well over

Further information

There is a of information on the web about these Probably one of the best online is the UKs Mk 4 golf forum at www.uk-mkivs.net. you will find a wealth of and experience from a host of repairers and enthusiasts on this

A wealth of VW merchandise is available for golf once purchased. A thing to have is a genuine VW key These can be bought easily and from the author of this in his ebay shop. Ebay is a great place to go to buy parts, and the cars themselves. For further visit www.ebay.co.uk

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