Consumer Review Video - 1988 Volkswagen Golf TDI 1.6L 4 Cyl. Turbo Diesel

Car Displayed: 1988 Volkswagen Golf TDI 1.6L 4 Cyl. Turbo Diesel

The 1988 Volkswagen Golf TDI is a very easy vehicle to maintain. All of the headlights are accessible by simply reaching behind the bulb housing, allowing for reliable changes whenever necessary. The tail lights can also be changed without a problem, given that they’re all located in a single bulb assembly that removes without the use of any tools. The engine air filter is easy to access as its housing can be disengaged with just your hands.

However, the 1988 Volkswagen Golf TDI does have its downsides. Removing the battery may be a problem as its bracket is located rather deep in the engine bay and may be hard to reach. Accessing the oil filter will require a similar deep reach, which could expose you to hot engine parts. The brake fluid reservoir is obstructed by many hoses, which won’t allow you to reliably monitor its fluid levels.

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