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About Volkswagen Golf

Originally known as the Rabbit in North America, Volkswagen Golf has been built by a famous German automobile manufacturer Volkswagen, shorten to VW, since 1974 as a compact and small family car. Initially introduced as a replacement for the Volkswagen Beetle, Golf has been Volkswagen's best-selling model and the world's second best-selling model for a long time. Competing against the Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Focus and Hyundai Elantra GT, Golf has also won many awards and recognition such as European Car of the Year, World Car of the Year, Top Gear Magazine's "The All The Car You'll Ever Need Car of the Year 2012" and so on. Golf now is in its seventh generation.
The sixth-generation Volkswagen Golf was produced from 2009 to 2014 in U.S. based on the Volkswagen Group A5 (PQ35) platform. It was offered in two-door and 4-door hatchback and came in two trim levels: Base and TDI as well as a variant renamed the Golf R. during this generation, Volkswagen Golf was powered by a 2.0 L turbocharged I4 rated at 256 hp and 243 lb-ft of torque and this engine sent power through a 6-speed manual transmission to front wheels or four wheels. The current Golf was redesigned for 2015 and came in four major trim levels: Launch Edition, S, SE and SEL. Now, Golf gets power from 1.8 L turbocharged I4 producing 170 horsepower and 200 pound-feet of torque and the 2.0 L turbocharged I4 could make 150 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. And power is sent through 5-speed, 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmissions.

Volkswagen Golf Common Problems & Maintenance Tips

Offering a perfect combination of practically, comfort, refined road manners and an upscale, roomy cabin, Volkswagen Golf is definitely an appealing choice for car shoppers. But as a wise Golf owner, it won't hurt and even will be helpful if you know these common problems on it in advance:
First, according to the information coming from the famous car repair statistics site CarComplaints.com, engine failure again ranks first among all other issues on Volkswagen Golf. More surprising fact is that most Golf owners complained this issue appeared even when the vehicle only got 40,700 miles. The only effective way to prevent worse consequences is to get it diagnosed and solved soon. Some professional repairmen offer some practical suggestions such as when the engine starts to make whining, rattling or squealing noise, you need to be alert, because next things you will find including roughly-running, misfiring, stalling and even hard starting engine, performance-suffered vehicle and poor gas mileage. Thus, if the Check Engine Light is activated, you need to check if the Golf fuel pump, engine mount, spark plug, drive belt, air filter and oil filter immediately.
Second, another headache for Volkswagen Golf drivers is the transmission failure, especially for those who have no enough knowledge about working principle of automobiles. Some of Golf owners even have not realized the seriousness of this issue so that they underestimate and even ignore the typical symptoms of it. When there are clunking or rattling noises from underneath the vehicle, they think they are caused by bad road conditions. But in fact, gradually, the difficulty in shifting gears, wrong gear readings, vehicle starting in another gear or refusing to go into any gear will arise in succession. When they come, you will find the Gold transmission assembly, automatic transmission filter, automatic transmission shifter, shift cable and clutch fork have been worn out long since.
But some parts on your Volkswagen Golf are bound to be more vulnerable due to fragile materials and harsh working conditions. Parts including Golf seat belt, windshield wiper, wiper blade, fog light, headlight, antenna and cabin air filter are forced to work under adverse conditions but they play important role in creating safe and comfortable driving environment, therefore, routine maintenance on them is essential.
For your Volkswagen Golf's long lifespan, OEM Volkswagen Golf auto parts should be your only option for parts replacements. And VWPartsPrime.com could be a prime online store for a vast selection of lowest-priced manufacturer-warrantied genuine Volkswagen Golf auto parts. All OEM Golf parts from here are impeccable in quality, reliability and durability, and they are also favored by the hassle-free return policy and quickest delivery service. Please order now with confidence and restore your Golf to best shape immediately!