Volkswagen Golf 1992 3 Hatchback

This generation of Volkswagen Golf 3 has been produced from January, 1992 to November, 1997. We can provide information about 23 modifications of this generation. 1992 Volkswagen Golf is available with four wheel (4x4) drive (2 versions) and front wheel drive (21 version). Four wheel drive models have AWD (all wheel drive) system (power is automatically distributed between the wheel axles).

This Volkswagen (VW) is available with eight petrol engines with displacement from 1.4 to 2.9 litres and power of from 60 to 190 horsepower un four diesel engines with displacement 1.9 litres and power of from 64 to 110 horsepower.
The car is available with both manual (17 versions), as well as automatic (6 versions) gearbox.

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Volkswagen Golf 1992 3 hatchback average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 6.8 to 11.6 litres per 100km, whereas for diesel engine - from 5 to 6.8 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient Volkswagen Golf 1992 3 hatchback petrol engine version is Volkswagen Golf 1.4, consuming 6.8 litres per 100km. While the most fuel efficient Volkswagen Golf 1992 3 hatchback diesel - Volkswagen Golf 1.9 TDI for 100 kilometers consumes 5 liters of diesel.
According to user reviews, Volkswagen Golf real-world fuel consumption is on average the same as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy (on average the same for petrol engines and the same for diesel engines). For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific Volkswagen Golf modification.

Volkswagen Golf 1992 3 hatchback CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 170 to 282 grams per kilometer, whereas for diesel engine - from 137 to 195 grams per kilometer. From Volkswagen Golf with petrol engines the lowest CO2 emissions has Volkswagen Golf 1.4 which produces an average of 170 grams of CO2 per kilometer. In turn, from the Volkswagen Golf diesels least CO2 distributes Volkswagen Golf 1.9 TDI - 137 grams per km.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 7.5 seconds has Volkswagen Golf 2.9 VR6 Syncro version, conversely the tardiest one is Volkswagen Golf 1.9 SDI reaching this speed only in 17.6 seconds. The maximum top speed is 224 km/h for the 2.9 petrol 6-cylinder 190 hp version (Volkswagen Golf 2.9 VR6 Syncro) and the 2.8 petrol 6-cylinder 174 hp version (Volkswagen Golf 2.8 VR6).

Lenght of Volkswagen Golf is 402 cm, it is small car. Volkswagen Golf gross weight is from 1505 to 1800 kg (depending on modification), this car is about 15 percent heavier than the average for this age and class of vehicles.

This Volkswagen (VW) is in average price group - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 900 €. According to user reviews, average Volkswagen Golf repair costs are 90 € per year. Users calculated Volkswagen Golf 1992 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 1900 € cost per year and 0.18 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 60%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 26% from total. We have an excellent car cost calculator, calculate ownership costs of Volkswagen Golf for your situation and driving habits here! Our review authors managed to sell their Volkswagen Golf in average time of 5 weeks. Below you will find more detailed information about Volkswagen Golf prices and costs.

In user reviews Volkswagen Golf received average grade 6.3 (from 10) which is relatively low, considering average rate 7.6 for similar aged cars. Ratings are quite controversial, both positive and not so good, read more in the reviews below. 87% of reviewers would recommend this car to the friend.

Volkswagen Golf modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox Drive type
Volkswagen Golf 1992 1.4 Jan 1992 — Aug 1995 1.4 Petrol 60 HP 7.0 l/100km Manual (5) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 1995 1.4 Aug 1995 — Nov 1997

Most fuel efficient petrol version

1.4 Petrol 60 HP 6.8 l/100km Manual (5) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 1992 1.6 Jan 1992 — Aug 1995 1.6 Petrol 75 HP 6.9 l/100km Manual (5) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 1995 1.6 Aug 1995 — Nov 1997 1.6 Petrol 75 HP 7.2 l/100km Manual (5) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 1997 1.6 Jan 1997 — Nov 1997 1.6 Petrol 100 HP 7.9 l/100km Manual (5) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 1997 1.8 Jan 1997 — Nov 1997 1.8 Petrol 75 HP 7.4 l/100km Manual (5) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 1992 1.8 1.8 Petrol 75 HP 9.5 l/100km Automatic (4) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 1992 1.8 1.8 Petrol 90 HP 8.0 l/100km Manual (5) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 1992 1.8 1.8 Petrol 90 HP 9.2 l/100km Automatic (4) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 1993 1.8 Syncro 4x4 Sep 1993 — Jan 1997 1.8 Petrol 90 HP 8.9 l/100km Manual (5) All wheel
Volkswagen Golf 1992 1.9 Diesel

Most fuel efficient diesel version by real consumption

1.9 Diesel 64 HP 5.9 l/100km Manual (5) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 1995 1.9 SDI Jun 1995 — Nov 1997

Most fuel efficient diesel version by real consumption

1.9 Diesel 64 HP 5.1 l/100km Manual (5) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 1992 1.9 TD 1.9 Diesel 75 HP 6.1 l/100km Manual (5) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 1993 1.9 TDI Sep 1993 — Nov 1997

Most fuel efficient diesel version

1.9 Diesel 90 HP 5.0 l/100km Manual (5) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 1996 1.9 TDI Mar 1996 — Nov 1997 1.9 Diesel 90 HP 6.8 l/100km Automatic (4) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 1996 1.9 TDI Aug 1996 — Nov 1997

Most powerfull diesel version (110 HP)
Most fuel efficient diesel version

1.9 Diesel 110 HP 5.0 l/100km Manual (5) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 1996 1.9 TDI Aug 1996 — Nov 1997

Most powerfull diesel version (110 HP)

1.9 Diesel 110 HP 6.4 l/100km Automatic (4) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 1992 2.0 2.0 Petrol 115 HP 8.1 l/100km Manual (5) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 1996 2.0 Mar 1996 — Nov 1997 2.0 Petrol 115 HP 8.7 l/100km Automatic (4) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 1992 2.0 GTI 16V Jan 1992 — Jan 1997 2.0 Petrol 150 HP 8.5 l/100km Manual (5) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 1992 2.8 VR6 2.8 Petrol 174 HP 10.5 l/100km Manual (5) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 1993 2.8 VR6 Jan 1993 — Nov 1997 2.8 Petrol 174 HP 11.6 l/100km Automatic (4) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 1995 2.9 VR6 Syncro 4x4 Aug 1995 — Jan 1997

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 7.5 seconds

2.9 Petrol 190 HP 11.1 l/100km Manual (5) All wheel
Volkswagen Golf service and maintenanceOil change intervals, capacities and specifications, service information for filters, spark plugs, belts etc.

Volkswagen Golf prices

Volkswagen Golf 1992 - 1997 hatchback price in Latvia is from 500 € to 1500 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Volkswagen Golf price is above average - Volkswagen Golf is approximately for 14 percents cheaper then average hatchbacks of this age (compare hatchbacks 1992 - 1997 prices).

YearLowestAverageHighestAvailability
Volkswagen Golf 1997 price 500 € 900 € 1400 €
Volkswagen Golf 1996 price 600 € 900 € 1500 €
Volkswagen Golf 1995 price 800 € 900 € 1200 €
Volkswagen Golf 1993 price 900 € 1000 € 1100 €
Volkswagen Golf 1992 price 500 € 700 € 900 €

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Volkswagen Golf reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service Volkswagen Golf reliability is average. In the roadworthiness tests in 2008 defects were detected in an average of 21.6 percent of Volkswagen Golf of this generation (on average 14 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 22.5%.

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Volkswagen Golf 1992 3 hatchback features (options)

Percentage of Volkswagen Golf with corresponding feature (option)

Sunroof
49%
Metallic paint
40%
Adjustable steering wheel
32%
Conditioning
18%

Volkswagen Golf 1992 3 hatchback photo images

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Volkswagen Golf reviews

Total 105 Volkswagen Golf owner reviews

Volkswagen Golf 1995 Hatchback Petrol 1.6 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2015 (age of car 20 years) Owned for:34`000 kilometers (4 years)
Average fuel consumption: 8.0 litres per 100km (70% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 290 € (~ 72 € per year)
Total car rating:
7
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   male, age 27
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