I'm very happy with the Volkswagen Golf in every respect, except for the fuel mileage and the coating on the middle console is peeling off. I consistently get 38 mpg in town and on the freeway is about the same. I check my mileage religiously at every fill up so I don't know if my fuel is off because CA diesel is supposed to have additives or what. Why is everyone getting better gas mileage than me? I drive 60 mph on the freeways and never accelerate fast. The black coating on the armrests and middle console is peeling off also. I don't know why. Our 2000 Jetta had the same problem. Very wierd. Beside that, very happy. However, #1 reason I purchased was for the mileage and THAT is disappointing :(
The safety features cannot be beat. Very few cars have the electronic stabilization and that is supposed to be a great safety feature along with the side curtain airbags. No car in this class/price range has that as standard.
What's up with the outside coating on the armrests and middle console peeling off? Bogus. We're in a hot climate but I've never seen such a thing. We don't clean our car with anything that would do that - usually just water.
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