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2004 Volkswagen Golf

   
 
Volkswagen Golf Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 115 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 21/28 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 2004 Volkswagen Golf

  • Though pricier than the average economy car, the Golf offers far more amenities, and in TDI form, it's both frugal and fun. Put it on your test-drive list.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Long list of standard features, high-quality cabin materials, utility of hatchback design, fuel-efficient TDI engine, fun to drive.

  • Cons

    More expensive than its peers, mediocre performance of base four-cylinder, some controls difficult to use.

  • What's New for 2004

    Like the Jetta and New Beetle, the Golf gets a revised and more powerful version of the 1.9-liter TDI engine. A Monsoon stereo is now…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (4 total reviews)


Golf - gorgeous-outstanding-lovable-fun

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Vehicle: 2004 Volkswagen Golf GL 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

My 2004.5 Golf, white-4D, 2L 17"- 235R45 Pirelli-ZR, gets 28 mpg! It is GORGEOUS! It has a class looking exterior and interior finish. It is OUTSTANDING! It has great performance rain on shine and great road handling. It is LOVABLE. It has stereo precision, adjustable front seats, and freezing A/C. It is FUN. It's a great workhorse. It is my performance commuter car!




Wonderful car

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Vehicle: 2004 Volkswagen Golf GL 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

This is the best car I have owned- it is fun to drive, gets OK gas mileage (the Golf is actually quite a heavy sturdy car so it won't be as good as say a Civic), and has a huge array of safety features. It handles great in the snow and never misses a beat in the cold weather. Best of all is the storage room when you put the back seats down. For $15K, you can't beat it!




A nice change from a

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Vehicle: 2004 Volkswagen Golf GL 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

I've only had this car for a few weeks, but I love the mpg I get out of it. I have the 2.0L gas and its not the most powerful, but it gets me all around town and has good acceleration getting on the highway. Perfect for me. I looked at other cars (Toyota Matrix et al) and this Golf had all the saftey features I wanted (airbags and abs 4 wheel) for a really good price.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 21
  • cty
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  • 28
  • highway
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Full 2004 Volkswagen Golf Review

What's New for 2004

Like the Jetta and New Beetle, the Golf gets a revised and more powerful version of the 1.9-liter TDI engine. A Monsoon stereo is now standard on the GLS model and all Golfs get a new fuel cap warning light and seatbelt reminder.

Talk About The 2004 Golf

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rickrover
rickrover
10-23-2002
I've been following the progress of VW bringing the R32 version of the Golf to the U.S. By all accounts it appears to be a done deal. The "R" to VW is what the "S" is to Audi or ...


micweb
micweb
02-28-2005
The new fifth generation Jetta is great, but from the perspective of a former owner of a '67 Beetle (new in 67!), an '83 Rabbit GTI, mid-80's Golf, 2001 Golf, 2004 Golf......


mathlaser
mathlaser
10-10-2005
I am an owner of VW Golf 2004 with 40 000 + miles and today the open door light came on. Like you I check sereval times the doors to no avail. All were closed....