Volkswagen Golf Mk3 (1992 – 1997) Review

Volkswagen Golf Mk3 (1992 – 1997) At A Glance


+Golf status, VR6 the best.

-Flexes and rattles. Not as good as Mk II.

The Mk 3 Golf had a very hard act to follow. Its predecessor, the Mk 2, was the best car in its class in many respects. Durable, reliable, beautifully executed, and over-shone by a halo model in the form of the iconic Mk 2 Golf GTi.

As a result, the Mk 3, with its dumpy styling, bland cabin and indifferent handling, was a bit of a disappointment. But that’s not the whole story. It was also a car of many firsts… It had water-based paint (which, sadly, made it somewhat rot-prone), it was more recyclable than any other car in its class, and in ‘Ecomatic’ format was the pioneer of today’s stop-start technology for Volkswagen Group cars. 

Ask Honest John

How can I clean oil from under my Volkswagen Golf's leaking engine?

"My Volkswagen Golf has an engine oil leak, but the mechanic says he can't find the leak because there's too much oil. How should I clean it?"
Garages have oil dispersant sprays and you can get dispersant sprays in rattle cans from Halfords. But I would not tackle this job yourself due to the danger of getting carcinogens in old oil onto your skin. If you DIY, be sure to wear a mask, goggles and surgical or other rubber gloves.
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