2002 Volkswagen Golf Consumer Review: Poor choice
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2002 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback - Consumer Review

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Poor choice
By dbasler on

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

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I realize we made a bad decision buying this car without having our mechanic look at it. We bought it with 135,000 miles and drove it for a year. It chugged oil with no visible leaks. In the 12 months we replaced the key/ignition $300, both headlights $20 each, transmission $2200, wheel bearing $300, tires $1000, 1 of the alignment control bars $150, dipstick tube $45, and AC compressor $900. It failed emissions after all this and then a lady ran a red light and totalled it for us. Thank you lady. Put the thing out of its misery.

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Fun to drive though.

Worst Features

In the 2 door the passenger seat tears up the front seat belt cover when lifted.
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