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Lots of quirks, but still nice to drive.
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By rapparee71
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2000 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback GLS 1.8T Turbo 4dr Hatchback


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The car has great pick up and cruises solidly at high speed. However, it is quite noisy as the transmission is geared too low. A high, sixth gear is greatly needed. My car has had a "popping" sound when cold and a very unstable idle. No distinct cause has been found. There are tons of squeaks, creaks, and rattles that will never be solved. I sold my TDI because of these to get my present 1.8T. And both cars were made in Wolfsburg! The door latches have been replaced, window regulators, mass air flow sensor, injector seals, turbo boost valve, and diverter valve. If you want a Golf, get the TDI.


Best Features

Turbo torque. Decent mileage. Lots of cargo space with rear seats down. Excellent instrument cluster. Firm but supple ride.


Worst Features

Make it lighter! Better balance, too heavy in front. Overall better build quality. A higher, sixth gear for all 1.8T and TDIs. Better hinges and latches for doors. Stiffen the car. Firmer brakes.


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Love To Golf
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By Bryan
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2000 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback GL 2dr Hatchback


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The only problems are with the platic features in side. Cup Holders, all broke a few times.


Best Features

The trunk, and the fold down seats. The back hatch cover makes a great work sight desk, and having the rear a/c outlet is perfect.


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Needs Improvements
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By Choisan
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2000 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback GL 2dr Hatchback


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This car was my first brand new car. Here is my grand list of bad behavior by my little golf; rear break pads and rotors replaced at 20k, radio replaced due to sticky buttons, mid console replacement due to damage during radio installation, rear break pads replaced again after another 15k miles! At 40k miles, water pump and timing belt went! Covered under warranty, but they also had to replace oxygen sensor and mass air flow sensor. Bottom line, the car is neat, but reliability sucks, VW service dept. sucks, and customer care folks suck too. So, I hope that my experience will help deter future suckers from buying a German engineering nightmare.


Best Features

Not much except the deceptive stylish look of the car and handling that only last until the next mechanical breakdown.


Worst Features

Improved reliability of the car that includes extended warranty.


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i am not sure now
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By aqueen
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2000 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback GLS 4dr Hatchback


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Having been driving it for 2.5 years, love to drive it as much as hate to repair it. I haven't had the window broken problem but something even worse.. the "check engine light" just keep coming on again and again. It was ok before the mfg warranty expired but beyond 2 years, i have to pay $75 everytime just to have the dealership to diagnose it, not mention the repair ocst. it is all about the poor sensors which can often give false alarm only because it snows or rains too much (humidity).


Best Features

fun to drive around, good powerful acceleration, styling


Worst Features

sensor, sensor, sensor; interior carpeting; fuel efficiency Brakes had been been completely replaced twice; extremely poor fuel efficiency (local 20, highway barely 28). used to be proud of driving one but not sure now. Anybody know a better and more reliable non-Japanese car?


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Can I Have a Do OVER!
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By Frank & Irene
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2000 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback GLS 4dr Hatchback


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Bought the car to replace my infated 1996 Plymouth Neon due to mechanical problems thinking that I would not have the amount of problems with a new VW since we are previous owners of a 97 Golf K2. First year had the car serviced 12 time and with 3 problems took it in 2x to fix. Took the vehicle over to the BBB but VW did not want to buy it back. Will not buy another VW.


Best Features

The feel and the pick up. Looks very sporty and has a sporty feel.


Worst Features

Recall all the VW's made in Mexico and have them done in Germany because they seem to know what they are doing.


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