2000 Volkswagen Golf Consumer Review: Fun, great milage, but unrelia

2000 Volkswagen Golf - Consumer Review

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GLS TDi 4dr Hatchback (1.9L 4-cyl. Turbodiesel 5-speed Manual)

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Fun, great milage, but unreliable
By iceman on


2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS TDi 4dr Hatchback


The Golf TDI is great on gas. I
average 48 mpg (mostly highway). It is
comfortable for the driver and
passenger, but tight in the back seat.
For a diesel, it's amazingly quick.
The downside has been reliability.
Right after the warranty expired I had
an electronic ignition failure. The
car would just shut off. It happened
once in an intersection and I almost
got creamed. $250 and two trips to the
shop later and it was fine. Last month
I noticed a loss in power. The dealer
blamed an air sensor. Fixing it was

Best Features

Fuel economy, handling, sunroof

Worst Features

Longer warantee, better quality.
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