2000 Volkswagen Golf Consumer Review: Love/Hate Relationship

2000 Volkswagen Golf - Consumer Review

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GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Love/Hate Relationship
By ExOfficio on


2000 Volkswagen Golf GL 2dr Hatchback


This is my 4rth VW. The new Golf is by
far superior. But with VW you are
either lucky or poor. More often than
not, the latter. While I love many
things about the Golf, this will be my
last VW. In 1st year - 5spd needed to
be completely replaced due to a mftr
defect in the 5th gear. Had to battle
VW 6 mths with dangerous tranny
(wouldn't go into 1st+5th gears -I had
to start in 2nd!). Many other problems
during the 60000 miles so far. Fun to
drive but at what price. Love car but
hate reliability. I had it shipped
directly from Germany hoping it would
prove more reliable than my previous
VWs. Some who have been luckier than I,
but more who swear they will never buy
VWs again.

Best Features

Interior ergonomics & quality materials. Fun to drive, comfortable. Intelligent design features. Good handling.

Worst Features

Reliability. Warranty should be better than the competition so VW can win back some of its previous owners.
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