I really enjoy my Golf GLS TDI and have
almost 14K miles on it already. The
fuel economy is excellent and rivals
that of electric hybrid cars. I have
not got lower than 45 MPG in mixed
driving even through the cold winter
months. Although 90 HP is not
impressive, the 155 LB-FT of low end
torque is what makes the around town and
Colorado Rocky Mountain drives very
satisfying. Even when loaded, this
thing cruises along in 5th gear at about
2200 RPM up slopes where '96 4cyl Legacy
has to scream at more than 4000 RPM in
lower gear to maintain the same speed.
I would recommend this car to anyone who
is shopping for a small car.
I really like the engine performance and
fuel efficiency. I also enjoy the high
quality of the inside (especially the
dashboard). And safety features are
impressive: with 8 airbags and ABS on
all 4 wheels.
I find that: folding the rear seats can
be improved (the cushions seem cheap
when you have to fold them). Rear
legroom needs more. The low positioned
windshield wipers have a great tendency
to freeze (the heater does not reach
them). The headlight light pattern can
still be improved.