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Vehicle GLS 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
Review Bought this car new in 2002 after 14 great years with a Jetta. I've now had 15 years with it and at 138,000 miles, it's still in pretty good shape despite my carelessness. I have hauled too much landscaping material and broke the springs driving over potholes. Replaced the full set of tires twice but have not replaced the brakes or any other costly items. There is some rust on the body around the wheels - cost of living in a wintery environment and not washing it enough. This car has FWD and has performed well when the snow is less than 5 inches on the road. Fun to drive - lots of pep and handles corners well. Tight turning radius very helpful for u-turns. Good gas mileage. I'm spoiled. This car has more bells/whistles than the Jetta did. It's too smart as it locks itself at 5 mph or within a few minutes of me parking. Bluetooth and navigation systems were invented after I bought this car; no loss to me. It's comfortable for me to drive in the city, as I am short, but cramped for long drives and hard for passengers with long legs/big feet to get in/out. I've been happy with the dealer maintenance but VW is expensive. They have given me some work arounds as VW will now fix your car with non-VW parts if you ask.
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What options are available on the 2002 Volkswagen Golf?
Available Volkswagen Golf 2002 Submodel Types: Hatchback, Diesel
Available Trims: TSI SE, TSI S, TSI SEL, TSI Wolfsburg Edition, 2.5L PZEV, TDI SEL, GL, TDI S, TDI SE, GLS, TSI Launch Edition, 2.5L , GLS TDI, TSI S w/Sunroof, 2.5L, TDI
Exterior Colors: Pure White, Black, Night Blue Metallic, Tornado Red, Platinum Grey Metallic, Silk Blue Metallic, Tungsten Silver Metallic, Blue Graphite Metallic, Blue Silk Metallic, Reflex Silver Metallic, Candy White, Reflex Silver, United Gray Metallic, Indigo Blue Pearl, Indigo Blue, Blue Anthracite, Mojave Beige, Mojave Beige Metallic, Satin Silver Metallic, Shark Blue Metallic
Interior Colors: Titan Black leatherette, Titan Black cloth, Beige leatherette, Black leatherette, Quartz Gray, Beige cloth, Black, Black cloth, Gray, Beige
Popular Features: Fold Flat Rear Seats, Rear Bench Seats, Alarm, Post-collision safety system, Stability Control, Tire Pressure Warning, Trip Computer, Aux Audio Inputs, Bluetooth, Power Driver Seat, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Back-up camera, Heated seats, Sunroof/Moonroof, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, USB Inputs, Keyless Entry/Start, Blind Spot Monitoring, Pre-collision safety system, Auto Climate Control, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Navigation, Adaptive Cruise Control, Upgraded Headlights, Parking sensors, Lane Departure Warning