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A great car - don't expect performance
By hamfit on
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2002 Volkswagen Golf GL TDI 4dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)
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The Golf is a really super car. My Tdi is my third VW in about 10 years and my second MkIV Golf, my first being a turbo GTI. The tdi is an excellent engine, with great torque, smooth performance and a great sound. Expect longer warm-up times (get heated seats) and rough running when cold. Understand that diesel engines are different creatures than gas engines; to get the reliability and durability diesels are known for, be ready to religiously replace filters, buy good diesel, use additives and be a hands-on driver. The diesels are by no means 'drive and forget,' similar to Jap cars. tdiclub.com!
Favorite Features
Solid but spotty construction; technically advanced and fun-to-drive engine; logical interior; heated seats, mirrors and washer nozzels; easy to get more power.
Suggested Improvements
Better suspension components, relocate cupholders, more interior options, more power.
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