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A subjective review by a tall driver
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Chris
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2010 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback PZEV 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 6A)


Review

The GOLF is a very comfortable car. I say this as a 6'6" driver. As usual VW seems to offer the most room even if the mere numbers on the fact sheet would not suggest it. The range up/down range for the driver seat is huge. The steering wheel has great range both for up/down and telescope. The larger fwd windows of the 2 dr offer great visibility, although for the shoulder view the smaller rear windows can be an obstacle. Handling is tight, precise yet very smooth. The Sport Mode is aggressive and a joy to drive in. Gas mileage is better than advertised so far. The materials are seamlessly connected and the car feels upper scale. However, a few annoying interior noises have yet to subside.


Best Features

* The seats are so comfortable, supportive and greatly adjustable * I love how VW managed to "hide" things on the exterior: No antenna visible, the wipers are hard to spot, the washer nozzles are hidden as well * Easy Entry System - roomy back * Windshield Wipers are phenomenal * Overall design!


Worst Features

* I'll gladly pay a little more on the base price but PLEASE include a center armrest to the 2.5 model next time. Come on VW, it's 2010. * Steering Wheel Audio controls should at least be optional if not standard. Take a lesson from the MAZDA 3. It has VW clearly beat in terms of interior base perks


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Hole in One
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By jclaxton
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2010 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback PZEV 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 5M)


Review

Exterior: - aggressive looking face - styling not overdone - lustrous metallic paint - perfect size for city driving - wide stance for a small car - dual exhaust - no door moldings (sleeker look) - hidden lift gate latch interior: - soft touch materials/padding - stitched bolstered sport seats - cool red lighting instrument cluster - tilt/telescoping steering wheel - height adjustable seats - lumbar driving experience: - quiet (low road and wind noise) - great steering feel and agile handling - hugs corners, no body lean - accelerates nicely misc: - solid for its size (great crash test scores) - graphite coated wiper blades (quiet swipes) - galvanized steel body panels (resist rust)


Best Features

- fun to drive (slick stick shift) - bolstered seats - quality interior near luxury standards - steering feel and handling (fun to drive) - build quality w/attention to detail - better than average reliability - more horsepower than cars its size/class - hatchback versatility - not many on the road


Worst Features

- leather-wrapped steering wheel option - armrest standard with 2.5 L engine model - more exterior colors - leather seat option without having to step up to TDI or GTI


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Best Car I've Ever Had
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By sfoust
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2010 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback PZEV 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 5M)


Review

I absolutely love this car. What a blast to drive, and it's quite practical for carrying passengers and cargo too! Styling is great IMO inside and out, but I wish there were more color options for the interior besides black. Still, the quality of the interior is unmatched in this price range. It feels like I'm driving something much more expensive which brings me to my next point. Yes, this car may have a starting price above other rivals, but it also comes with more standard features. An equivalently featured civic will run you almost as much money. This car is super solid and handles great. Even with it's sporty intentions, the ride is comfortable and compliant. I Love My Golf!


Best Features

Attractive interior and exterior, high quality materials, sporty handling yet comfortable ride, Comfortable seats, surprisingly roomy, Fun fun fun, Very Refined. Quiet


Worst Features

The sound of the engine isn't as engaging as it could be. More color choices in the interior would be nice.


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Amazing value!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Sin
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2010 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback PZEV 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 5M)


Review

You really get a lot for your money with the 2010 Golf. The VW is a bit pricier than its competition, but you get what you pay for, because unlike its competitors it's no tin can! Everything about this car is top notch. It handles well with very tight, and responsive steering. The Golf is well isolated from road noise, suspension soaks up bumps, and wind noise is so subdued it's almost nonexistent. The overall fit and finish is a cut above previous generations and feels more 3-series than corolla. After all, it didn't win "World Car of the Year" award for nothing. Let's be honest, the Golf is the only car in its class that you wouldn't be ashamed to take your date in to a 5-star restaurant.


Best Features

transmission, bluetooth, quality standard 8- speaker stereo system, superb interior materials and build quality/ no squeaks or rattles, very nimble, responsive handling, great interior execution, practical use of space, comfortable, smooth, refined and quiet ride, trunk hinges, it's in the details++


Worst Features

front center armrest in base model and optional leatherette interior with more color options than just black (although i love the black for myself). also, an optional leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel and standard alloy wheels would be nice on the base model.


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love my golf
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By Haley
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Vehicle

2010 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 6A)


Review

This was my first brand new car and I could not be happier. It's extremely fun to drive, gives a very solid ride, and has a million little things about it that I just love, like the entertainment from watching people try to open the hatch. Plus, the back seats are very spacious and easy to get into, even though it is a 2-door. And I love getting 30 mpg on average.


Best Features

Convenient auxiliary input, air conditioned glove box, good acceleration, great brakes, heated seats, heated side mirrors


Worst Features

The oil filter should not be so hidden and difficult to get to, and a built in garage door opener would be nice.


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