My ex-girlfriend wants to buy a VW
Gol 1.8. This is a Brazilian made model for South-American and, I would suspect, a few other countries. Does anyone know anything about it? It is so damn cheap, yet looks acceptable for its price. It costs $9,000 new here, whereas any Golf starts at $18,000. The interior quality looks pretty close to that of a Golf/Polo.
What worries me is that I just heard its 1.8 is not
the famous eternal 1.8 of the Golf, but a utilitarian
-based engine of 100bhp. I think this would make it a very poor driving experience, to be confirmed. On VW
Brazil's website the most powerful Gol is the 1.6. There is no 1.8, and I can't wait to ask my local dealer how he came up with a 1.8.