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Volkswagen Golf Gas (1985 - 1992)

VW Golf Gas

Complete coverage for your vehicle

Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a Volkswagen Golf Gas, Haynes can help you understand, care for and repair your Volkswagen Golf Gas. We do it ourselves to help you do-it-yourself, and whatever your mechanical ability, the practical step-by-step explanations, linked to over 900 photos, will help you get the job done right. Regular servicing and maintenance of your Volkswagen Golf Gas can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to drive.


In 1984, the second-generation Volkswagen Golf appeared in North America, with big shoes to fill. It grew in every direction, and was available with five doors as well as three. The engine range grew bigger, too; the basic engine was a 1.3-liter gasoline four-cylinder, while the GTI had a 1.8-liter four-cylinder. Later versions of the GTI had a 16-valve version of the same engine, and so more power. The 1989 facelift of the car gave it bigger bumpers, although these didn’t appear in the US until 1990. Haynes has an extensive range of Volkswagen repair manuals and online maintenance procedures available for professional mechanics and DIY car enthusiasts. The Haynes VW Golf repair manual is here to help you through every stage of servicing or fixing your car.