2002 Volkswagen Golf Consumer Review: 67000+ and counting
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2002 Volkswagen Golf Diesel - Consumer Review

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67000+ and counting
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2002 Volkswagen Golf GL TDI 2dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)

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I purchased my 2000 Golf GL TDI 5 speed new in March, 2000. The odometer now shows 67k+ miles, 2/3 at 65+ mph. The only service has been routine oil changes every 10k, using fully synthetic oil. No problems of any sort, and I still average 50 mpg. This car does everything well; very good acceleration and handling, excellent cargo capacity, a plethora of safety features. The overall performance is so good, when I first test drove a TDI, I asked the salesman if he was sure it was a diesel! Farfignugen works!

Best Features

Surprising acceleration and handling; incredible fuel economy; excellent ergonomics and safety features; well thought out interior and appointments; large and fully usable cargo area.

Worst Features

Offer the 6 speed manual and the European diesel engines (more power, still great economy); remove the cup holders from the dash.
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