2000 Volkswagen Golf 2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual Consumer Review - It sacrificed it's life for
ADVERTISEMENT

2000 Volkswagen Golf - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

71 Total Reviews

GLS 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

ADVERTISEMENT
Select a different vehicle  
Recently Viewed
There are no recently viewed vehicles to display
ADVERTISEMENT
Performance
Comfort
Value
Fun-to-Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
It sacrificed it's life for my son's
By tednugent on

Vehicle

2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 4dr Hatchback

Review

On May 6 my 2000 VW Golf GLS ended its life suddenly in a 60 mph headon crash with a guardrail. On a positive note, my son and his prom date were uninjured. I had bought that car in 2000 because it was one of the few small cars that had top crash test ratings and all the features of larger cars, such as ABS, sunroof, adjustable steering wheel, fully adjustable seats, etc. So what did I think of the car? Overall, very good. Will I buy another Golf? Maybe. Either that or a Civic. I like the Golf better in most ways, but since I want to buy a used car the reliability history of the Civic may trump. I fear getting one of those few Golfs-from-hell that seem to have all the problems.

Favorite Features

Positives: - Feeling of solidity and appearance of quality. - Safety features and crash ratings (yup, I proved them right) - Availability of luxury features on a small car (sunroof, remote locks, etc) - Good handling yet comfortable highway ride

Suggested Improvements

Negatives: - Some rattles and creaks - Thirst for oil (1 qt in 15,00 miles) - Somewhat rubbery gear shift - Touchy brakes - Reliability (I had only one serious prob - a thermostat failure which caused overheating. Two inconvenient probs paid by VW were defective tires and mass airflow sensor)
Recommend (0) (0)
Report it
Comments (0) Post a Comment
Post a Comment

You must be signed in to post a comment.

Register

Nearby Inventory Zip Code UPDATE
 
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Phone*
Call us at 855-782-4711
SMS*
Text us at ED411