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Fun, but not worth the aggravation
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By Sean Maestro
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2002 Volkswagen Golf GL 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I had a 2002 golf for 2 years, bought it with 19K on it. The car was fun to drive and I like the interior design. I bought it in FL and took it to TX with me. When all the systems were running (AC, high beams, CD player) and you went to put down the power windows, the radio would shut off. Also, the ABS brake light would randomly come on while I was driving. Took to a local dealer in TX because it was still under warranty. The dealership manager told me I was making up the problem (so I could drive 80 miles every week to have it fixed). It was a pain in the rear. There are fun cars out there with fewer problems - never again.


Best Features

Dash lights, fun at fast speeds, handling.


Worst Features

See above - also I broke the center storage cover by accidently leaning the wrong way. Kind of flimsy.


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Great car!
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By vicky wilcox
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2002 Volkswagen Golf GL TDI 4dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)


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The only negative of this car is that the cup holder is located over the radio! This car exceeded every other expectation. Great gas mileage, very reliable. Peppier than expected for a diesel. Got 120,000 out of the first set of brakes.


Best Features

Fun car to drive, very tight. The seat are designed to hug the body. Blue dashboard.


Worst Features

Again, placement of cup holders and more cup holders.


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'02 Volkswagen Golf - Slow
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By Radek
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2002 Volkswagen Golf GLS 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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The car is OK to drive, but it needs more power. The inside lights are nice and the comfort of the ride is not to bad.


Best Features

The inside lights.


Worst Features

It needs more power.


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2002 Gold TDI
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By DieselFan
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2002 Volkswagen Golf GL TDI 4dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)


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This is a fun to drive, very economical and reliable car. Its hatchback style converts the trunk into a huge cargo area relative to the size of the vehicle.


Best Features

The diesel engine has great torque when needed for passing or on steep hills.


Worst Features

The front seats could be more comfortable on long trips, but are OK for around town or commuting.


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My First New Car Treated Me Well
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By Claire
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2002 Volkswagen Golf GLS 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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My Golf was perfect until after I had put 60,000 miles on it, then things started to fall apart. I had some mechanical trouble that ended up being quite costly. Other than that, I loved the car. It was fun and sporty.


Best Features

It is very quick and fun to drive. I especially loved the blue interior lights and premium stereo.


Worst Features

The cup holders cover the front of the stereo controls, which is annoying when trying to change CDs, track, or volume.


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