2003 Volkswagen Golf Consumer Review: TDI-best kept secret of VW!
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2003 Volkswagen Golf - Consumer Review

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GL TDI 4dr Hatchback (1.9L 4-cyl. Turbo Diesel 5-speed Manual)

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TDI-best kept secret of VW!
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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!

Best 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!

Worst Features

Trivial but cupholders are terrible. Next generation Golf should keep ride comfort quality but have less body lean on the corners.
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