by jyankus on Jul 21, 2007 Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS TDi 4dr Hatchback
I've owned this car for 7 years. It is, on the whole, a very good car that suffered from periods of erratic reliability. The pluses are that it gets superb mileage. 50 mpg is not a joke, and 45-50 in stop and go commuting traffic around the metro area is really stellar. The car has been very comfortable. The car is also very practical as a hauler. Cargo capacity is great. Supremely reliable diesel engine. The minuses. Questionable reliability in some areas -- the power windows, steering rack (twice!) and the car frequently illuminates the warning lights for extremely minor problems (quite an annoyance). A great commuter car with a few blemishes.
by still like to drive on Sep 10, 2004 Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS TDi 4dr Hatchback
Only problem was with the windows and
VW fixed those free. Inside space is
amazing, mpg 50 always. Handling is
super even in snow but low ground
clearance. Don't try to sleep in it.
Turns into mini wagon with ease. Even
better performance after a new set of
upgraded tires at 45K. Most people
don't realize it's a diesel unless I
stay in one spot too long and the
stink catches up with me. Gas station
attendants argue that I am at the
For 2000, the big news is the availability of the 150-horsepower 1.8T engine on the Golf GLS. In addition, the Golf receives several equipment updates, including child-seat anchor points, sun visor extenders, a glare-reducing shade band on the windshield, a brake wear indicator light in the instrument cluster, a theft-repelling engine immobilizer and a tether for the fuel cap. All Golfs are now eligible for dealer-installed in-dash CD player; a dealer-installed CD changer is also available. Finally, GLS buyers can opt for a premium Monsoon sound system in lieu of the standard eight-speaker system.