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2002 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback

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GOLF - Simply awesome
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By Hogan Jr.
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Vehicle

2002 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback GLS 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I considered the Focus, Saturn, Civic,
and Sentra before I finally settled on
my Golf. Don't let the 115 HP fool you.
It's got some umph!! The Golf feels
like it should be $5,000 more than it
costs. The Monsoon sounds great and the
Indiglo Blue looks great. Heated seats,
washers, and mirrors will be nice come
December. Crash data an added plus.


Best Features

The look and feel of a quality car. Go from a test drive in a Focus and hop into a Golf and experience the difference.


Worst Features

How about an upscale 2-dr model. If you want the better options, you MUST get the 4-dr. It still looks good but I'd rather a 2-dr. Can I please get the allow wheels without the moonroof? Stop all DRLs!!! If I want them on, I'LL turn them on, ok?


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By Bpugac2925
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Vehicle

2002 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback GLS 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

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.


Best Features

Good low-end torque. After 50 mph is almost a king on a highway.


Worst Features

Change engine(more powerful,tighter rings),decrease oil consumption,decrease gas mileage, dramatically increase build quility.


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good car
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Fuel Economy
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By baja
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Vehicle

2002 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback GLS 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I bought my golf in 2000. This is a
nice car,brakes good,handeling in
courves is great,looks good,nice
interior,has a lot features for a
decent price


Best Features

good on gas, handeling good, sporty look, good brakes, seats are comfortable, heated mirrors, power trunk etc


Worst Features

moore power, plastic parts need better quality, both front door make noise, replaced brakes on 25000milesoverall it's good car but need some improvement. Dealer need to treat customers a littlre bit with moore respect(after we purchase a car)


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Best hatchback for the buck
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By donthasslemeimlocal
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2002 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback GL 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

My 4 door Golf GL with 5 speed transmission is one of the best purchases I
have ever made. The attention to detail in the exterior and the interior is
amazing. Everything is very well made and durable. I only have 400 miles
on it so far, but the gas milage is already superb. The hatchback design is
very useful, and the two extra doors in the back really provide extra utility.
Looks and feels way more expensive than it is. People who sit in it don't
believe me when I tell them it only cost me $15,095 (before tax of course). If
you are considering a focus, civic, lancer or the like I urge you to test drive
one of these.


Best Features

Instramentation, exterior styling, hatchback utility, height adjustable front seats, nice door handles, standard remote entry and alarm system, interior lighting, interior fabric and materials, three-point seatbelt on all 5 seats, headrests on all 5 seats.


Worst Features

I had to drive about 80 miles from where I live to get a good deal. All other dealers in my area weren't very willing to come down much from MSRP, but if you're persistant you can find a good price. No complaints about the car so far.


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AWESOME VALUE FOR THE $
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By JumpinJohnnyRocket
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Vehicle

2002 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

This is my 4th VW. I had two 97's and a
99 Jetta. Build quality is exceptional,
materials are pure German. I added
16inch BBS Wolfsberg wheels and tires
for much improved handling. I have
always been a huge fan of the GTI but
for value reasons I chose the GL. The
GTI offers much sportier engine and
suspension but it was not worth the
additional $3700. Standard features are
abundant. I love this little box..


Best Features

Quality of materials. Pure German


Worst Features

NONE


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