Select a different vehicle  
Recently Viewed
There are no recently viewed vehicles to display

Average Consumer Rating 89 Total Reviews
Write a review

Performance
Comfort
Value
Fun-to-Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
TDI-best kept secret of VW!
By HT on
Vehicle
2003 Volkswagen Golf GL TDI 4dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)
Review
No wonder the Europeans are all excited about Turbo Direct Injection (TDI)diesels. This is the only car in US w/this technology. Drove a Merc diesel in 80s-bad experience-slow, noisy. This Golf TDI is a revelation. Enough power for regular driving, even enough acceleration and handling for fun-yet gets 50 mpg and is quiet as a gasoline car. This is the anti-SUV!
Favorite Features
TDI engine. Solid body structure and comfortable ride over bad surfaces. Tight handling if you can get over the body lean. Safety features. Interior detail touches. Fun to drive at 50 mpg!
Suggested Improvements
Trivial but cupholders are terrible. Next generation Golf should keep ride comfort quality but have less body lean on the corners.
Recommend (0) (0)
Report it
Comments (0) Post a Comment
Post a Comment

You must be signed in to post a comment.

Register

ADVERTISEMENT
Nearby Inventory Zip Code UPDATE
 
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific