Make / Model Search

Car reviews - Volkswagen - Golf - GL 5-dr hatch

Used Rivals

23 Jul 2003

PEUGEOT 306 5D HATCHBACK (1994-2001)
VERY comparable to the Golf in terms of its European ride and handling characteristics. Performance from the 1761cc, single cam, fuel-injected engine is a little below par. Front wheels are driven by a four-speed auto or five-speed manual transmission. Fog lights, power mirrors/steering/windows and a four-speaker radio/cassette are standard. Central locking standard from 1995.

POWERED by the exceptional high-revving 1590cc, 16-valve, V-Tec variable valve timing engine developed from Formula One racing. Front-wheel drive via a four-speed auto or five-speed manual. Sharp handling, sporty performance. Standard features include a driver's airbag (from 1994), central locking, metallic paint, power mirrors/steering/windows/sunroof and a radio/cassette.

MAZDA 323 5D HATCHBACK (1994-1998)
THE upmarket model of the 323 range with a 1995cc, twin cam, 24- valve V6 engine coupled to a four-speed automatic or five- speed manual gearbox. Striking styling, good build quality, some harshness in ride and poor visibility due to front pillar and small rear window. Standard features include twin airbags, alloy wheels, CD player, central locking, fog lights, power mirrors, steering and windows, five-speaker sound system, rear spoiler. Anti-lock brakes standard from 1995.

RENAULT 19 5D HATCHBACK (1993-1996)
RENAULT invented the hatchback with the R16. The 19 is well equipped but the finish is not up to Japanese standard. The 1721cc engine drives the front wheels through a four-speed auto or five-speed manual. Good ride and handling, vague gearshift, ordinary styling. The equipment list includes air-conditioning, central locking, fog lights, power steering, power front windows and radio/cassette.

The Road to Recovery podcast series

Click to share

Click below to follow us on
Facebook  Twitter  Instagram

GoAuto can help you buy a new Golf

Customer Terms and Conditions – New Car Lead enquires


This is an agreement between GoAutoMedia Pty Limited ACN 094 732 457 of PO Box 18, Beach Road, Sandringham, VIC, 3191 (“we/us”), the owner and operator of the GoAuto.com.au website (“the website”) and the person wanting GoAuto.com.au to provide them with a lead for the purchase of a new car (“you”).

By completing a New Car Lead Enquiry, you agree to the terms and conditions and disclaimers and acknowledge the policies set out below.

Terms and Conditions

  • In order for us to effect a lead you must you must complete a New Car Lead Enquiry (“Enquiry”).
  • We will call you as soon as possible after you complete the Enquiry and certainly no later than the next business day. When we call, we will discuss with you your new car requirements.
  • You consent to our passing on the Enquiry and your requirements to an appropriate authorised motor car dealer as a lead.
  • We will contact you again in approximately eight days following your initial enquiry to check on the progress of the Enquiry.
  • While we will provide the dealer with the Enquiry and details of your new car requirements, we take no responsibility for what happens after passing on that material as a lead.
  • You acknowledge that we are a new car information service providing new car editorial information, pictures and prices to our customers as a guide only. Any new car prices published on the website are the manufacturers’ recommended retail prices and do not include delivery charges and on-road costs. Any authorized motor car dealer to which we pass on your Enquiry as a lead will provide you with full details of the price at which the vehicle will be sold to you.
  • You acknowledge that we do not sell motor vehicles. Any sale of a new car to you by a dealer after we have passed on your Enquiry to that dealer as a lead, is a sale by that dealer not by us.

Privacy Policy– New Car Lead Enquires

  • We take privacy very seriously. We understand that you will only complete an Enquiry if you can trust us to protect your personal information and use it appropriately. Our policy is to ensure that the personal information collected when you make an Enquiry is only used for the purposes of connecting you with an authorised motor car dealer.
  • We do not on-sell information collected from you or any other customer.
  • From time to time, we may email you with information or promotions that may be relevant for car buyers. You will continue to receive communications from us unless you tell us that you do not want to receive any advertising or promotional information in the future by unsubscribing from these communications.
* Denotes required field
** Australian inquiries only

Golf pricing

Motor industry news

GoAutoNews is Australia’s number one automotive industry journal covering the latest news, future and new model releases, market trends, industry personnel movements, and international events.

Catch up on all of the latest industry news with this week's edition of GoAutoNews
Click here