2000 Volkswagen Golf Consumer Review: Great little car!

2000 Volkswagen Golf - Consumer Review

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

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Great little car!
By Eckeman on


2000 Volkswagen Golf GL 2dr Hatchback


I bought this one with 5K miles way back in 2000 and it has been going strong for over 9 years. The only major issue I've had was brake rotor and pad replacement at 25K, which was costly. We also had some minor oxygen sensor and catalytic converter issues that were under warranty and easily resolved. I replaced the timing belt and water pump at 90K, as recommended. So in short, we’ve put nearly 120K on this thing with very few problems. The design is very sleek; it hardly looks dated after nearly 10 years. The car is great on the highway, with a very solid, tight feel. It has great safety features (4 air bags, ABS). I love the steering, controls, dash lighting and the interior space.

Best Features

Design, interior space, instrumentation, seats, auto transmission, safety.

Worst Features

Glovebox hinge is flimsy, interior door handles peel a rubber coating, oil consumption (1 quart per 5000K), brake rotor life.
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