Man, this little car is really cool.
It's no speed demon (it
quickly), but it does have great
torque. We dropped the back seats,
loaded it up with camping gear and
drove up to the mountains without a
glitch or moment of hesitation going up
the grades. It's all about the torque!
I'm very impressed with how much
this car holds, and with how
well the interior was designed in order
to accomodate so much cargo. I'm also
very impressed with the build\materials
quality, especially in the
interior. Plus, it has a very nice,
quiet, comfortable ride at all speeds.
Comprehensive list of standard features
(usually options with the competition),
interior cargo capacity, build quality,
the multitude of standard safety
features, blue and red dash lights,
ride quality, price, 4-year/50,000 mile
Cup holders in dash are a joke (they
obscure the radio controls when
opened), no center armrest.
After owning an Audi A4, I am
surprisingly happy with the Golf. The
handling, quietness and comfort are
very close to the A4. I was
disappointed at first with the fuel
mileage, but after slowing down to 65
MPH on the highway, I actually got 40
MPG. My only complaint is that 5th gear
revs too high. At 65 MPH, I'm at 3200
Handling, comfort, quietness, standard
5th gear should be turning less than
3200 RPM at 65 MPH.
This is our third VW and our second Golf
dating back to 1997. We loved our 1997
K2. It performed very well and saved us
a lot of money on owning and operating
costs. We have a 1999 Cabrio GLX that
has been great and just bought a 2003
Golf GL. We didn't think they could
improve on a great product, but they
did. We expect years of economical, fun
service out of this golf as well. We
consider it a best bet for all around
utility, comfort, economy and reliability.
I love VWs! I have only owned
Volkswagens. I recently purchased a
brand new 2003 Golf GLS and I am having
a wonderful time. It drives smooth, it's
reliable, and it's sporty. Chaplin's
dealership provided EXCELLENT service.
Carter did not!