Bought my Golf GLS 5M on the last of
Year 2001, now have 6000 miles on the
odo. Great performance, beating many
sport cars at the stop lights. Lots of
fun to drive and good value for the
money. The car did have some minor
problems, I got three parts changed
under warranty and one recall. So far
satisfied with the purchase.
Great acceleration with the first three
gears. Useful features and awesome
Rear chair hard to fold. Screws on
carpetsavers easy to break. A light on
dash telling cruise enabled or
disabled. High-beam indicator too
bright (unadjustable). Better
cupholder. Front passeger-seat
foldable. Stronger A/C and better MPG.
I just bought a GLS a week ago. The
check engine light was on 2 days later
after I took it home. The dealer said
it was caused by loosed fuel tank cap
and fixed it. A week later, I added
more gas into the tank and tighten the
cap, the check engine turn on again
just in 1 day. I have to take my car to
see dealer for 2nd time in 9 days. I
heard that VW would replace the car if
the same problem appears in a
year/10,000mile, I do wish this is
true, but who knows?
This is my 3rdtime taking the 02 Golf
in for service. The 1st
problem -the auto transmission would
get stuck in Park, and thus wasn't
driveable. Dealer first made "an
adjustment" which subsequently was
unsuccessful. 2nd time I brought the
car for service, they replaced
a "celanoid-something" to correct it.
I've taken the car in for the 3rd time
because there is sometimes a long delay
engaging into Drive or Reverse. Upon
engaging, the car jerks. When having
an intermittent problem like this, it
is hard for service dept. to fix,
if they haven't encountered it. Next
they will reprogram the transmission
We have a 2000 Jetta and a 2001 Golf.
They are great! Just great! Quality,
design, convenience, features, price,
gas milage... We can go on and on and
on. They often ask me "is there
anything you regret about these cars,
there must be something" to a guy like
that I say "yes I do regret that I did
not buy them much sooner" PERIOD
Shape, handling, performance, trunk
(both Jetta and Golf) fuel economy
(auto Jetta 33-34 MPG, Golf still too
little milage to know).
Next time put an on-board trip
computers in both the Jetta and the
Golf. That is the only thing missing.
VW should close it's faxtory in Mexico.
Too many problems with VW Golf GLS 2.0
Ring job (At 18000 miles to reduce
oil cosumtion), passenger power window
(twice), headlight, poor gas mileage
(should do 33-35 on highway),
Great expectations,poor reality.
Good low-end torque. After 50 mph is
almost a king on a highway.
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