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1997 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI

Engine not specified

Volkswagen in Saskatchewan, Canada
Feb 2011 - Mar 2011
Mar 2011

193440 mi

C $600
Transmission failed for 2nd time with this car. At 105000km the car was accidentally put into reverse while travelling over 50kmh. This time the transmission overheated (low transmission oil). Gears do not reliably change. 

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1997 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 4-door

6-cylinder manual 2WD

Volkswagen in Virgin Islands, U.S.
May 2011 - Jun 2011
Jun 2011

80600 mi

US $2949
VR6 Engine blew up, even though I've used Synthetic every <= 5,000 miles. Shop did clutch, too even though I didn't want it, nor feel like I needed it.  Within a week, my previously replaced coil pack cracked. I bought a used '05 miata. 

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1997 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Repair Histories

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