2005 Volkswagen Golf Review | Edmunds.com

2005 Volkswagen Golf

Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Volkswagen Golf Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.9 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 100 hp @ 4000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 28/39 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2005 Volkswagen Golf

  • Though pricier than the average economy car, the 2005 Volkswagen Golf offers far more amenities, refined driving dynamics and a very fuel-efficient diesel option, all of which make it an attractive hatchback.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Long list of standard features, high-quality cabin materials, utility of hatchback design, fuel-efficient diesel 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 2005

    With an all-new Golf on the way next year, there are no major changes for the current model.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 28
  • cty
/
  • 39
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Great engine/gearbox shonkybuild quality

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Vehicle: 2005 Volkswagen Golf GLS TDI 4dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5A)

The engine is great and mates wonderfully to the DSG The car has plenty of torque and is responsive I am very disappointed with the quality of the materials used Car dealer service is very expensive. http://ontargetreviews.blogspot.com/2010/09/2005-vw-golf-tdi-20-comfortline.html



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Full 2005 Volkswagen Golf Review

What's New for 2005

With an all-new Golf on the way next year, there are no major changes for the current model.

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09-11-2006
Does anyone know how I can access the cabin air filter in my 2005 Golf?...


micweb
micweb
05-07-2006
I had a 2001 Golf and very early on, in the first 3000 miles of driving, probably just the first 1000, the engine suddenly shut down completely while driving on the freeway. However, it immediatlely r...



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