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Volkswagen Golf Mk4 Variant (1J)

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Product Overview

Volkswagen Golf Mk4 Variant (chassis code 1J) is a compact station wagon in production from 1999 to 2006. It was available with a range of inline-4, VR5, and VR6 engines that displaced 1.4 to 2.8 liters.
Introduced at a time when VW had a number of interesting engine designs, the Mk4 Golf Variant is most notable for its use of VR5 and VR6 petrol engines. These engines allowed Volkswagen to achieve a level of output that similarly-sized vehicles from the competition could not match. Unsurprisingly, manual transmission was widely available.
Unfortunately, VW managed cost by using a torsion beam semi-independent suspension for the rear, which is not ideal for handling.

Ratings

What we found

Neofiliac score 37%
Pros
  • Small turning circle
  • Interesting VR5 and VR6 engines
Cons
  • Bad 0-100kph time
  • No fully independent suspension

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Specifications

Variants shown:
1.4
1.6 101PS
1.6 101PS AT
1.6 105PS
1.6 FSI
1.8 4motion
1.9 SDI
1.9 TDI 101PS
1.9 TDI 101PS 4motion
1.9 TDI 101PS AT
1.9 TDI 110PS
1.9 TDI 110PS AT
1.9 TDI 115PS
1.9 TDI 115PS 4motion
1.9 TDI 130PS
1.9 TDI 130PS 4motion
1.9 TDI 90PS
1.9 TDI 90PS 4motion
2.0
2.0 4motion
2.0 AT
2.3 VR5
2.3 VR5 4motion
2.8 VR6 4motion

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