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Golf3 Differences by shepherdO: 3:13pm On Dec 02, 2012
can
d gurus in d house shed mor lite on GOLF 3, CE, GL, CL, GTI, GT, 1.4,
1.6, 1.8, 2.0, Auto or Manual, fuel consumption & origins
Re: Golf3 Differences by alkadriyar(m): 9:45pm On Dec 02, 2012
Re: Golf3 Differences by shepherdO: 5:42am On Dec 03, 2012
bro, its nt showing o! hey, were's oga sienna n oga ikenna, i nid ur elp here
Re: Golf3 Differences by BE811APP: 10:28pm On Dec 04, 2012
for starters.....dey are different models...its jst like 504 GR,SR,GL....SR has tapping windows...GR has floor gear and GL has neck gear...lol....for golfs GTi is d biggest...i body and engine..dnt knw d rest...wait 4 seina and ikennas posts
Re: Golf3 Differences by tpacalipse(m): 2:01pm On Dec 05, 2012
I am waiting too
Re: Golf3 Differences by Siena(m): 4:23pm On Dec 05, 2012
Volkswagen Golf III Model Profile, '91 - '98:

Base - 1,4 I4 8V, Single-Point Fuel Injection, 60 bhp.
Base - 1,6 I4 8V, Single-Point Fuel Injection, 75 bhp.
C - 1,4 I4 8V, Single-Point Fuel Injection, 60 bhp.
C - 1,6 I4 8V, Single-Point Fuel Injection, 75 bhp.
CL - 1,6 I4 8V, Single-Point Fuel Injection, 75 bhp.
CL - 1,8 I4 8V, Single-Point Fuel Injection, 75 bhp.
GL - 1,8 I4 8V, Multi-Point Fuel Injection 90 bhp.
CL - 1,4 I4 16V, Multi-Point Fuel Injection, 75 bhp.
GL - 1,6 I4 16V, Multi-Point Fuel Injection, 100 bhp.
GT - 1,8 I4 8V, Multi-Point Fuel Injection, 90 bhp.
GT - 2,0 I4 8V, Single-Point Fuel Injection, 90 bhp.
GTI - 2,0 I4 8V, Multi-Point Fuel Injection, 115 bhp.
GTI - 2,0 I4 16V, Multi-Point Fuel Injection, 150 bhp.
VR6 - 2,8 V6 12V, Multi-Point Fuel Injection, 174 bhp.
VR6 - 2,9 V6 12V, Multi-Point Fuel Injection, 190 bhp.*

All VW Golf III have a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard.
Automatic transmission NOT available on the following models:

1,4 models.
GTI models.
VR6 models.

* VR6 2,9 is Syncro (AWD).

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Re: Golf3 Differences by Siena(m): 4:41pm On Dec 05, 2012
Volkswagen Golf III Model Profile, '91 - '98: (Continued)

Power-steering standard on GTI and VR6 models, optional on all other versions.
GTI and VR6 models available as hatchback only, all other versions available as hatchback and wagon (Variant).
Air con standard on all VR6 models, optional on GTI and all other models EXCLUDING 1,4 models.
Climate control (automatic) air con standard on VR6, optional on GTI, all other models manual air con only.
Rev counter standard on all models bar the BASE 1,4 / 1,6 where it's optional.
Sunroof optional on ALL models.
Electric windows standard on VR6 and GTI 16V, optional on all other models.
Central locking standard on ALL models.
Electric mirrors standard of VR6, GTI, GT and GL, optional on all other models.
Split folding rear seat back standard on VR6, GTI, GT and GL, optional on all other models.
Metallic paint standard on VR6 models, optional on all other versions.
2-tone horn standard on VR6, GTI, GT and GL models.
Twin-headlamps standard on VR6 and GTI, optional on GT and GL.
Plastic wheel-arch trim standard on VR6, GTI and GT models (dropped from VR6 on '97/'98 model year).
Twin-pipe rear silencer standard on VR6 and GTI (GTI 8V single up to model year '92).
Colour-coded external mirrors standard on VR6, GTI and GT models.
Tailgate spoiler standard on VR6, GTI and GT, optional on all other models as dealer-fit Sport package.
Re: Golf3 Differences by Novice1(m): 8:47pm On Dec 05, 2012
Siena: Volkswagen Golf III Model Profile, '91 - '98: (Continued)

Power-steering standard on GTI and VR6 models, optional on all other versions.
GTI and VR6 models available as hatchback only, all other versions available as hatchback and wagon (Variant).
Air con standard on all VR6 models, optional on GTI and all other models EXCLUDING 1,4 models.
Climate control (automatic) air con standard on VR6, optional on GTO, all other models manual air con only.
Rev counter standard on all models bar the BASE 1,4 / 1,6 where it's optional.
Sunroof optional on ALL models.
Electric windows standard on VR6 and GTI 16V, optional on all other models.
Central locking standard on ALL models.
Electric mirrors standard of VR6, GTI, GT and GL, optional on all other models.
Split folding rear seat back standard on VR6, GTI, GT and GL, optional on all other models.
Metallic paint standard on VR6 models, optional on all other versions.
2-tone horn standard on VR6, GTI, GT and GL models.
Twin-headlamps standard on VR6 and GTI, optional on GT and GL.
Plastic wheel-arch trim standard on VR6, GTI and GT models (dropped from VR6 on '97/'98 model year).
Twin-pipe rear silencer standard on VR6 and GTI (GTI 8V single up to model year '92).
Colour-coded external mirrors standard on VR6, GTI and GT models.
Tailgate spoiler standard on VR6, GTI and GT, optional on all other models as dealer-fit Sport package.

Wao... it doesn't get clearer than this and the preceding post. Good job Siena.
Re: Golf3 Differences by saxywale(m): 7:09pm On Dec 13, 2012
courtesy oga Siena

Siena:

GL, CL and L are merely trim levels. The GTI however, refers to both trim level and engine type. The GTI is a 2,0 8 or 16V, 8V gives 115 bhp, 16V gives 150. They're both the thirsty ones, with the 16V slurping most.

VR6 - 2,9 12V 174 bhp - 29 mpg (24 mpg auto).
VR6 - 2,8 12V 190 bhp - 31 mpg (26 mpg auto).
GTI - 2,0 8V 115 bhp - 34 mpg.
GTI - 2,0 16V 150 bhp - 32 mpg.
GL - 1,8 8V 90 bhp - 33 mpg (32 mpg auto).
GL - 1,6 8V 75 bhp - 40 mpg.
CL - 1,8 8V 75 bhp - 37 mpg (31 mpg auto).
CL - 1,4 8V 60 bhp - 40 mpg (35 mpg auto).

Pick of the bunch, in terms of fuel economy combined with a reasonable level of performance, would be the CL 1,8 75 bhp.


Siena:

The Volkswagen Vento and Volkswagen Golf III are mechanically similar, with the Vento being a booted version of the Golf, which is a hatchback. Whichever you pick will depend on the intended use. Saloon is more of a family car, the hatchback is more sport-oriented, and with a hatch, easier to get large, bulky items into the luggage compartment.

Cheap to buy and run, I would avoid the 1,4 models. With a meagre 60 hp, they are slow, and the engines work hard in the heavy body, which raises fuel consumption to alarming levels for such a small engine.

My pick would be the 1,6 / 1,8 SPFi (Single-Point Fuel Injection). This is as close to a carburetted model as you'll ever get, the Golf III and Vento were only available as fuel-injected cars. Avoid converted carburettor models, they're thirsty, and these conversions bring their own set of issues. The 2,0 models are not much quicker, just burn more gas. If you want performance, then the 2,0 GTI 8 or 16V models are great, not to be confused with the regular 2,0 GL.

My preferred transmission would be manual, they are simplicity itself, with nothing to go wrong. All bar the 2,0 GTI 16V have cable-operated clutch, so easy for even the fairly handy DIY user to work on. With a Repair Manual, you can cut down trips to a mechanic to a minimum, the engine bays are large, as they were designed to accept the range-topping 2,8 / 2,9 VR6. So with an I4 motor, lots of room to work, with easy access to commonly-replaced items.

Not much goes wrong on these cars, the most common issue being the central locking. It is vacuum-operated, and leaks are common. Most frequent source of leaks is where the vacuum pipe goes through the driver's door into the body (by the hinges). The pipe can split, but repairs are easy.

I've not given any details on the Audi "Tiger Face", as I have no idea what that model is. undecided

All golf mk3 lovers can bookmark this page....

And Mr Siena, what engine comes as standard on the rolling stones and bon jovi editions?
Re: Golf3 Differences by Siena(m): 9:03pm On Dec 13, 2012
saxywale: And Mr Siena, what engine comes as standard on the rolling stones and bon jovi editions?

All Special Edition cars were based on the CL, so engine options were the 1,6 8V (75 hp) and the 1,8 8V (75 hp). The Bon Jovi and Rolling Stone models were Europe only, and never offered in North America or Canada.
Re: Golf3 Differences by saxywale(m): 10:14am On Dec 14, 2012
Siena:

All Special Edition cars were based on the CL, so engine options were the 1,6 8V (75 hp) and the 1,8 8V (75 hp). The Bon Jovi and Rolling Stone models were Europe only, and never offered in North America or Canada.
cheers for the info!
 
Re: Golf3 Differences by Nobody: 2:06pm On Dec 18, 2012
@ Mr siena: nice job you've been doing here.

So, mr siena, if you were to advice on the purchase of 1 (based on performance, fuel efficiency and maintenance), which one would you pick cuz frankly, I don't understand all these units! I do plan getting one vw early next year. Secondly, how does one differentiate btw all these models?
Thanks always.
 
Re: Golf3 Differences by Ikenna351(m): 9:03pm On Dec 18, 2012
seechris: Hello people, please can someone enlighten me on this issue with my Honda accord, when ever I buy fuel the engine refuses to start, I tried leaving the engine running once but soon as the fuel started pumping in the engine just went off, have changed fuel pump, but problem is still there, mechanics are at a loss as to what to do, thanks for your assistance.

I believe i have sent you a PM on this your repeated post.

Please, start a new topic on your car issue or you post the issues on any of the Honda threads which you will find in Car Talk Library. Please dont derail this thread. Thank you.

Ikenna.
Re: Golf3 Differences by abdulkadir(m): 12:35pm On Dec 20, 2012
BE811APP: for starters.....dey are different models...its jst like 504 GR,SR,GL....SR has tapping windows...GR has floor gear and GL has neck gear...lol....for golfs GTi is d biggest...i body and engine..dnt knw d rest...wait 4 seina and ikennas posts

i think it was the L dat had neck gear. the GL wasnt common in nija.
it came with a bigger engine eithr 1.8 or 2.0 cant remembr; double cabrtor nd Aircon.
sorry to have derailed.
BE811APP: for starters.....dey are different models...its jst like 504 GR,SR,GL....SR has tapping windows...GR has floor gear and GL has neck gear...lol....for golfs GTi is d biggest...i body and engine..dnt knw d rest...wait 4 seina and ikennas posts
BE811APP: for starters.....dey are different models...its jst like 504 GR,SR,GL....SR has tapping windows...GR has floor gear and GL has neck gear...lol....for golfs GTi is d biggest...i body and engine..dnt knw d rest...wait 4 seina and ikennas posts

i think it was the L dat had neck gear. the GL wasnt common in nija.
it came with a bigger engine eithr 1.8 or 2.0 cant remembr; double cabrtor nd Aircon.
sorry to have derailed.
Re: Golf3 Differences by stevejame247: 2:12pm On Dec 21, 2012
Oga Sienna, thank you for these information it is rally knowledge impacting, God bless you... Please i have a problem with my Golf 111, i bought it with an auto-transmission 2yrs ago and the car as been performing fine but it is just the transmission problem i've had cause to change the gear-box for 3x in 1 and a half year.and now my mechanic as advised me to changed the transmission system to manual and i've been seriously considering that but i need an enlightenment from somebody like you kindly advise pls thank you....
Re: Golf3 Differences by redcliff: 10:39pm On Dec 29, 2012
the syncro is totally awesome. i can drive to the beach with it. IF you know wat i mean wink
Re: Golf3 Differences by adefash(m): 8:16am On Jan 02, 2013
Juwonb007: @ Mr siena: nice job you've been doing here.

So, mr siena, if you were to advice on the purchase of 1 (based on performance, fuel efficiency and maintenance), which one would you pick cuz frankly, I don't understand all these units! I do plan getting one vw early next year. Secondly, how does one differentiate btw all these models?
Thanks always.
mr sienna nice posts.i am interested in answer to this question. Pls respond.cheers!
Re: Golf3 Differences by Funjay(m): 3:37pm On Jan 15, 2013
adefash:
mr sienna nice posts.i am interested in answer to this question. Pls respond.cheers!

Bros Siena, we stil await ur response oooo, 1 is parked in front of my house now by a dealer, thinking of buying for my wife but not until i hear ur choice.
Re: Golf3 Differences by bisi16(m): 2:06pm On Mar 26, 2013
Mr Sienna, Ikenna or any1 dat can help, thnx a mil in advance. Plz I'd like u 2 share wit me d pros and cons of a 1997 golf 3, 2.0 engine, auto gear, ac.. I luv d car but its going to be my 1st car so I don't much.

Thanx again and God bless.
Re: Golf3 Differences by shepherdO: 10:37pm On Mar 26, 2013
bisi16: Mr Sienna, Ikenna or any1 dat can help, thnx a mil in advance. Plz I'd like u 2 share wit me d pros and cons of a 1997 golf 3, 2.0 engine, auto gear, ac.. I luv d car but its going to be my 1st car so I don't much.

Thanx again and God bless.
[/color][color=#990000] ;DHey bro! I use 1 myself, its very gr8, bn using mine 4 almost 2yrs n its still waxing strong evndo am changing it 4 anoda car in weeks time- steppin up a bit........shld U b intrstd, call me Alex 08060286044
Re: Golf3 Differences by bisi16(m): 11:25pm On Mar 26, 2013
shepherdO: [/color][color=#990000] ;DHey bro! I use 1 myself, its very gr8, bn using mine 4 almost 2yrs n its still waxing strong evndo am changing it 4 anoda car in weeks time- steppin up a bit........shld U b intrstd, call me Alex 08060286044
thanx bro, unfortunately i have a deal wit som1 already and am purchasing 1 2mrw..
Re: Golf3 Differences by obuksjr(m): 10:23am On Mar 29, 2013
Pls Oga sienna nd other dealers in d house,what is the current price of GOLF 4 in d market?.Ur urgent response will b appreciated.
Re: Golf3 Differences by shepherdO: 10:42pm On Mar 29, 2013
bisi16:
thanx bro, unfortunately i have a deal wit som1 already and am purchasing 1 2mrw..
Dats 1daful bt 4rm xpy n posts n enlightenments, GOLF3 stoppd production in 1996, Honestly I wont decv, as U see as U get, mine is cute bt 94
 

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