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2000 Volkswagen Golf Diesel

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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


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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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


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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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.


Best Features

Performance and economy


Worst Features

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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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


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I love this car
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By VaSean
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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.


Best Features

Lots of cargo space with the seats folded down. 500+ miles on a tank of diesel. Handles great.


Worst Features

The plastic coating on the drivers side door handle is peeling, but that's my only complaint.


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