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Overall, A good buy.
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By jyankus
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2000 Volkswagen Golf Diesel GLS TDi 4dr Hatchback


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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.


Favorite Features

Diesel fuel economy. Bulletproof engine. Comfortable ride and good utility.


Suggested Improvements

More power (90hp was below average in 2000, and the new [2008] ones are supposed to have 140 or so). Better quality control or reliability of ancillary parts.


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48 months of supereconomical fun
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By still like to drive
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2000 Volkswagen Golf Diesel GLS TDi 4dr Hatchback


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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.


Favorite Features

50 mpg, tight handling, good looking, excellent interior fit and finish, adaptable cup holders surprise everybody.


Suggested Improvements

I may be getting too old for it, thinking of more power for loaded condition with a/c on going uphill freeway onramp (it wasn't a pretty picture). Also a quieter interior at freeway speed. Nobody complains because the economy is so unreal.


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don't support saudi arabia? buy this car
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By 824
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2000 Volkswagen Golf Diesel GLS TDi 4dr Hatchback


Review

Burns Biodiesel -- product of soybeans grown in USA.


Favorite Features

Performance and economy


Suggested Improvements

More rear seat leg room.


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By jocko101
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2000 Volkswagen Golf Diesel 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.


Favorite Features

Nimble, comfortable and VERY thrifty in terms of fuel efficiency.


Suggested Improvements

Improve factory and dealer responsiveness. Tell the truth about problems. Factory and dealers need to accept responsibility for their problems.


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Bad bad VW
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By BillfromJersey
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2000 Volkswagen Golf Diesel GL TDi 2dr Hatchback


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Most unreliable car I have ever owned. This list of problems is endless. Mass Air Flow sensor, headlights, dashboard lights, glove box..twice (and do you think that VW has even reconized this problem?), ABS, Hydraulic brake unit, radio and on and on and on. Thank goodness that I have roll down windows...I see that many people have had problems with their power windows.


Favorite Features

Gas mileage.


Suggested Improvements

Make the car more mechanice friendly. Give the computer codes to mechanics so that people don't have to be disgusted going back to the dealership all of the time to get repairs.


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