2013 Volkswagen Golf Consumer Review: 3K mi in - 2 months

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3K mi in - 2 months
By j33ie on


2013 Volkswagen Golf 2.0L TDI 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)


I did my homework to get my wife an economical car that would be an upgrade to her horrid corolla. Went with the TDI due to its track history. Fuel economy is better than EPA estimates. Driving it is smooth, fun and flawless. My wife loves to push its acceleration abilities. Handles brilliantly. Brakes are solid. The displays are great and intuitive. Bluetooth audio is pretty sweet as well -they don't advertise that feature. I like driving it more than my Saab 9-3 2.0T except for the fact that it is red. This car beats many Audi's in price and comfort (same maker, I know). Overall, the best car I have owned and one of the few I would buy new due to its high resale value.

Best Features

Bluetooth Torque! Ride quality Quickness Range (13 gal~ 580 highway miles) Mixed driving including on military bases (@ <25mph)~ 36 mpg, only highway~45 mpg Headroom (6'5" with plenty to spare) Cargo space and versatility Surprising long drive comfort Heated seats Cargo accoutrements TDI rubber mats Larger than expected

Worst Features

Ugly nose, which I already think they have plans to give it a facelift. Has a potentially annoying ice hazard warning but I think that is better than not having one. Occasionally, the engine will run after shutdown to cool down and/or remove particulates. Scared me the first time. Any changes... will give updates
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