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Complete coverage for your vehicle

Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a Volkswagen Golf, Haynes can help you understand, care for and repair your Volkswagen Golf. 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 can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to drive.


The new VW Golf range was introduced in the Spring of 1992. Originally, the Golf was available with a choice of 1.4 litre (1398 cc), 1.6 litre (1598 cc), 1.8 litre (1781 cc) and 2.0 litre (1984 cc) petrol engines, as well as a 1.9 litre (1896 cc) diesel engine; both normally-aspirated and turbo versions of the diesel engine being fitted.
All engines are derived from the well-proven engines which have appeared in many VW/Audi vehicles. The engine is of four-cylinder overhead camshaft design, mounted transversely, with the transmission mounted on the left-hand side. All models have a four or five-speed manual transmission.
In Autumn 1992 the four-door Saloon, known as the Vento, was introduced to the range. At the same time a four-speed automatic transmission was offered as an alternative to the manual transmission.
Provided that regular servicing is carried out in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations, the VW Golf/Vento should prove reliable and economical, and our Volkswagen Golf and Vento manual is here to guide you along.