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1997 Volkswagen Golf

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Specs

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GL 4dr HB GL Manual

Brakes

Brake ABS System Four-Wheel
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.9 x -TBD-
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Brake ABS System
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x -TBD-

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) -TBD-
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 16.9

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.7

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) -TBD-
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 70
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90

Engine

Displacement 2.0L/121
Engine Order Code
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 115 @ 5400
Engine Type Gas I4
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 122 @ 3200
Fuel System SMPI

Exterior Dimensions

Liftover Height (in) -TBD-
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.0
Track Width, Front (in) 57.5
Height, Overall (in) 56.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7
Length, Overall (in) 160.4
Wheelbase (in) 97.4

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room (in) 39.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.8
Front Hip Room (in) -TBD-
Second Head Room (in) 37.4
Second Leg Room (in) 31.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.6
Second Hip Room (in) -TBD-
Passenger Capacity 4

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24

Steering

Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) -TBD-
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.8
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2

Summary

Body Style 4 Door Hatchback GL
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Golf
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Golf

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.71
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) -TBD-
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) -TBD-

Tires

Front Tire Order Code
Rear Tire Order Code
Spare Tire Order Code
Front Tire Size P185/60R14
Rear Tire Size P185/60R14
Spare Tire Size -TBD-

Trailering

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A

Transmission

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.94
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.46
Trans Description Cont. Again
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD
Trans Type 5
Trans Order Code
Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.67
Clutch Size (in) -TBD-
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.17
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97

Vehicle

EPA Classification Compact

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2540

Wheels

Front Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Material -TBD-
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) -TBD-