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2003 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback - Consumer Reviews

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golfmania
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By RGLAMR
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2003 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I test drove the honda civic, mazda 6,
and a couple of other predomanatly
asian builtcars, and nothing against
those companys but the vw blows all of
them out of the water, can't compare
that german engineering.


Best Features

my favorite features of this car is the whole interior, the fun drive.Another favorite feature about this car are the endless possibilities of enhancing the performance and overall look.


Worst Features

the only suggeested improvment i can think of is that all models should come standerd w/ arm rests


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my golf
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By taz
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2003 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback GLS 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

very nice and fun to drive in manual


Best Features

love yhe pinch protection


Worst Features

more horse power


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Not quite as bulletproof as promised
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By dusty_d
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2003 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

he Brazilian Golf seems a little more
fragile than it's German bretheren.
Sure the plastics are still top notch,
the interior well designed and the shut
line laser tight but there are hust a
few too many problems.

Windshield wipers that snapped in the
first half mile, a dashboard that
worked loose by 2000 miles, a passenger
airbag that failed and had to be
replaced at 5,000 and some very fragile
wheel hubs and you see why my
confidence has been a little shaken.


Best Features

Blue lighting at night... eats up highway miles with ease... stereo better than it has a right to be


Worst Features

Build quality closer to German assembled cars, dealer servicing at fairer prices


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Great Smalll Car
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By AtlantaAl
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2003 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback GLS 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Compared to all other small cars, the
Golf wins as the best quality and best
value. No car at $16K to $19K is
perfect, but the Golf is the closest.
At 3000 lbs., with 8 airbags, standard
4-wheel anti-lock disks, and available
ESP, it is the safest. It is also fun
to drive, with solid handling and a
remarkably compliant ride for small a
car. High resale value makes VWs the
only econoboxes that are worth leasing.


Best Features

Fun to drive, safety features, easy- shifting 5-speed, ride, handling, noise isolation, clever us of interior space.


Worst Features

Little more power in the 2.0L engine, better cup holders, an inch or two more in the back seat. (Much of the competition is better in rear seat room.)


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Value and Enjoyment
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By Bartleby
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2003 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I test drove the Matrix, Protege and
Protege5 and never really considered
VW as a possibility. I was always more
of the Japanese type. However, the
second I pulled that thing out of the
lot my world changed. It's got quite
the pick up for 115hp and 120 torque.
But I have to agree that the
cupholders do block the stereo
controls, but I do like how they are
tucked away.


Best Features

Smooth transmission, great brakes, amazing standard saftey features.


Worst Features

Shorter throw on gearbox, firmer clutch, cupholders that might not interfere with stereo controls.


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