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Nice car, but.......
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By ath
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2002 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback GL 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I like the way the Golf runs & drives, however, mine has a nasty habit of opening its windows and unlocking itself when its parked overnight! I'm not kidding! Tried 2 dealers, they have no idea. One thought someone might be doing it to me. In that case, its an easy car to steal, because you can open it up without anyone noticing. I will not buy another and regret buying this one. An otherwise good car ruined by a small, but critical defect. I wish someone would take it. It'll probably get vandalized first, though, since I can't keep it locked up!


Best Features

Runs & drives well


Worst Features

Maybe try to have the windows stay shut and the doors stay locked when you're not with the car.


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Golf GLS: Par for the challenge.....
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By Wylde1
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2002 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback GLS 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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You can't buy a better car for the money! My GLS 2.0L / 4A with the luxury, cold weather package and Monsoon is a safe, fun to drive and inexpensive no-brainer. The fit and finish of the interior is that of the Audi A4. The car looks and feels solid with it's tight and consistent gaps in the exterior seams. ( doors, hood, etc. ) Volkwagen has cornered the market in the under $20,000.00 class!


Best Features

Instrumentation, Monsoon sound system, sunroof control, alloy wheels, chrome accent interior pieces, tight suspension, and comfortable seats.


Worst Features

Move cupholders from above radio to console area, improve build quality of L.A.T.C.H. buttons on rear seats. ( one came off while vacuuming rear seats )


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gti?
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By Arthur Melkonian
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2002 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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even if it is the cheapest bavarian car out there, it still does it for me!


Best Features

tightness of frame, and the handling the car has, it feels like I'm going down a ski slope when I'm on the highway.


Worst Features

POWER WINDOWS!!!! standard, armrest standard,power mirrors standard. if these were standard on the gl well atleast the armrest and the windows, it would make it the perfect car.


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2002 Golf
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By EthanA
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2002 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback GL 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Great car! Six airbags, abs, a/c, power locks, six way adjustable seats...all standard!! For $15K its the best car you can buy.


Best Features

Extensive standard safety features.


Worst Features

115hp engine is just too small, even with the 5speed.


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Why did i buy one?
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By mstellaluna
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2002 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback GLS 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Once I saw the Golf, i fell in love with it. But the car has been brought at least 8 times back to VW for repairs. My car came with a broken light, a leak in the sealing around the rear window, and a busted alarm. The alarm took several visits to fix. Then the transmission as acting up. The car needed to red-line to change gear, the car felt as if it was forcing itself to move. The car is now has suspension issues. The suspension equalizer bar needed lubrification (why was it missing in the first place?),but still have the whistling sound coming from the front of the car after hitting some bumps. Please avoid.


Best Features

Cargo space. Easy accessibility to controls for the driver. Comfort.


Worst Features

Improve your automatic transmissions. PLEASE !!!!


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