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

Vehicle

2000 Volkswagen Golf Diesel 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 Diesel 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 Diesel 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 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.
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Bad bad VW
By BillfromJersey on 01/22/04 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2000 Volkswagen Golf Diesel GL TDi 2dr Hatchback

Review

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.
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Lowest cost per mile ever
By ericfrancis on 01/20/04 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2000 Volkswagen Golf Diesel GL TDi 2dr Hatchback

Review

I have put over 128 thousand miles on my Golf Gl TDI. After an initial warranty issue with the rear brake pads failing twice (fixed free) I have done nothing other than routine maintenance. The car is quick, responsive and agile very reliable, starts in sub zero weather no problems and i can drive from chicago to Houston texas on 2 tanks of diesel averaging 85mph.
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I love this car
By VaSean on 10/08/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2000 Volkswagen Golf Diesel 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 Diesel 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 Diesel 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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Beware!
By JoeA on 08/12/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2000 Volkswagen Golf Diesel GL TDi 2dr Hatchback

Review

This vehicle performed very well after my purchase. But after maintaining this car it diminished in performance to the point where problems could not be solved. I believe it is a good vehicle but being a diesel may be its downfall. If you buy one, BE CERTAIN there is a certified mechanic that can service it. My performance rating reflects this.
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