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2005 Volkswagen Golf GL 2dr HB Manual

2005 Volkswagen Golf
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Front Wheel Drive, 2 Door HB, Compact
24 mpg city / 31 mpg hwy
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September 13, 2012, 3:40 am

Louise D
 

Question: Why does my car have so little power?

I have a 1.4 petrol Golf - when I drive at 120km the revs go up to 35000 and it feels like the car can't go any faster and it gets very loud. I have only recently had a service done on it. I know someone who has a 1998 model 1.4 petrol- and its goes much faster at lower revs. Is there a problem with it or is it just the model? I can't seem to find any similar problems among other Golf owners. The car has 168,000km on the clock.


September 22, 2012, 6:52 pm

Elizabeth K
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That is a basic performance issue, and it could be caused by a few different things. Here is an article on how to troubleshoot:
http://www.2carpros.com/articles/engine-has-low-power-output


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