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Overall, A good buy.
By jyankus on 07/21/07 08:04 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS TDi 4dr Hatchback

Review

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.
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48 months of supereconomical fun
By still like to drive on 09/10/04 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS TDi 4dr Hatchback

Review

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 wrong pump.
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don't support saudi arabia? buy this car
By 824 on 06/01/04 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS TDi 4dr Hatchback

Review

Burns Biodiesel -- product of soybeans grown in USA.
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The car
By jocko101 on 04/02/04 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS TDi 4dr Hatchback

Review

When the car is running well, it is a joy to own and drive. When it is not, service is difficult to get and has been often poorly executed and very expensive. VW has tried, at every opportunity, and there have been several, to avoid honoring the warranty. Dealer service has been similarly disappointing.
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I love this car
By VaSean on 10/08/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS TDi 4dr Hatchback

Review

I'm surprised to read about the problems others are having, since I've had absolutely no problems with mine. Engine, clutch, computer, electrical window problems? Never. This is one...great...car.
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Disappointing
By Don Fox on 08/29/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS TDi 4dr Hatchback

Review

Upscale features are nice, but great mileage is meaningless given purchase premium & $750 glow plugs/relay/harness replacement; may as well have gas engine & avoid the extra noise, sluggish response, & noxious exhaust. Electrical problems: rear window defroster, seat heater, errant break warning light, air recirculation button. Glove box broke at only 15 mo (but 30,000 mi, so no warranty help). Annoyances: wide turning radius, clunky shifter, low radio & climate control placement, useless clothes hanger hooks, small sun visors, low side placement of the trunk light, flimsy 12V receptacle in the trunk, & lint-collecting seat fabric.
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DPoor VW quality
By bepilot on 08/13/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS TDi 4dr Hatchback

Review

The car has many excellent features - such as ride quality, fuel economy, quiet, quality body construction. It is too bad that the company has poor quality in the electrical system - and doesn't recognize this as a customer concern. The local dealer is also lacking in service capability - waiting up to 6 weeks for a service appointment and expensive pricing on most items.
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2000 VW Golf GLS TDi
By Paul Tee on 07/08/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS TDi 4dr Hatchback

Review

Bought new, fun to drive, great MPG I average 45MPG, It has distinctive styling when most cars look like all the other cars. German engineering at an affordable price!
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Fun, great milage, but unreliable
By iceman on 04/29/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS TDi 4dr Hatchback

Review

The Golf TDI is great on gas. I average 48 mpg (mostly highway). It is comfortable for the driver and passenger, but tight in the back seat. For a diesel, it's amazingly quick. The downside has been reliability. Right after the warranty expired I had an electronic ignition failure. The car would just shut off. It happened once in an intersection and I almost got creamed. $250 and two trips to the shop later and it was fine. Last month I noticed a loss in power. The dealer blamed an air sensor. Fixing it was $500.
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If only it would work reliably ...
By pparis on 04/24/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS TDi 4dr Hatchback

Review

I was drawn to the TDI by its sleek design, great handling, and its incredible fuel efficiency (50 miles a gallon means that I go to a gas station a little more than once a month). What I did not expect, after I had owned several Golfs prior to this one, were the major problems with reliability. Nearly from day one, things started to break: sunroof, door locks, glow plugs, electronic command module, my ignition key was not recognized and the car disabled itself. Now, the turn-lights aren't working and the "check-engine" light is on again. I should have been more suspicious of the 2-yr warranty. All that in 2.5 years plus really lousy service is more than I can handle.
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