by dennycreekls on Dec 11, 2010 Vehicle: 2004 Volkswagen Golf GL TDI 4dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5A)
My Golf 2.0 (2004) Automatic 2 Dr. Hatchback is the best little car I have every owned.
I bought the car with only 3000 miles on it--it now has 36,000 and still purrs.
It rides clean and very quiet--the interior is pretty--the exterior sporty.
NOTHING HAS EVER GONE WRONG WITH MY LITTLE BABY GOLF.
I put the gas mileage at around 38 MPG/on HWY-little less in city (I don't do city though)
The only item that needed to be replaced from 3000-36,000 miles was my battery because I drive the car from the Pacific Northwest to Arizona at least 3-4 times a year. In AZ the battery gets sucked dry fast in the heat and humidity.
Only other car that compares to the Golf was my Honda Odyssey.
by hvy on Jan 2, 2005 Vehicle: 2004 Volkswagen Golf GL TDI 4dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5A)
Over 24000 in 8 months, no problems to
date. Live in wisconsin, cold starting
not a problem. Do recommend using
fuel additive. 45-51 mpg so far. I'm 6-3,
255 and I find the car very comfortable
to drive ,seats very supportive. Looking
to buy 06 Passat TDI for wife next year.
by jddaigle on Sep 6, 2004 Vehicle: 2004 Volkswagen Golf GL TDI 4dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5A)
I got this Golf to replace a 2001 Jetta with the 1.8
liter turbo engine. I wanted to reduce my fuel usage
& try using biodiesel fuel. I loved the Jetta and love
the Golf. The design of the interior is near-perfect,
with everything where it should be. The
performance of the high-torque diesel engine is
excellent--I can easily keep up with (or pass) traffic
and merge & pass on the highway without
downshifting. The seats are very comfortable and
supportive and even in base trim offer many ways
to adjust your driving position. Handling is tight
but not quite sports car tight (I may upgrade my
suspension in the future). Road noise is very well
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.