This is my first economic vehicle, and my first Volkswagen. You can easily fit people inside, or lay the rear seats and fit lots of stuff inside. The quality of vehicle compared to all other makes is amazing. Everything from the drive to the notice to detail interior. This car is fun, stylish, reliable, and economic. Once you get in a VW you're hooked.
This car is great! I love everything about it but the main reason why I'm writing this review is because of the lack of information about the audio system online. My car has the Monsoon system, and man oh man, is it awesome. I have a friend who has a Chevy Trailblazer with the Bose system and this thing is seriously just as good. Here are the specs, straight from the owners manual: 4 tweeters at 20 Watts each (Two in front, two in back), 2 Woofers (Front Doors) at 30 Watts Each and - get this - 2 Subwoofers at 30 watts each (rear doors) = 180 total watts. Sure, 60 watts for the combined subs doesn't quite match aftermarket subs of 1000s of watts, but TRUST me, you'll be plenty happy.
Like I said, I like everything about the car. The neat little sun blocker above the rear-view mirror, the handling, and the quality of the materials is superb. The Premium Velor seating is very nice too.
A little more engine power would be nice, but I have no real need for speed so it isn't a huge deal.
Researched different cars on Edmunds,
glad I did! I even got it at the TMV
price with Monsoon system, sunroof,
Alloys, and winter package. Seat
warmers are nice even in California! I
am very happy with the design, "feels"
better than other cars I test drove.
Plenty of power... if I wanted more I
would have gotten the turbo, but that
might mean more maintenance$. Nice to
have all the airbags also.
I haven't had a single problem with my
golfs,owened 3 of them and all i had to
do is normal oil change and brakes. the
only thing is the rear seat space,i'm
sure it'll be better in the 2004 new
style, MY 4th Golf..