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Better than I thought
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By buffalogolfer
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2002 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback GLS 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Great car to drive. Bought it for my
daughter, but I think I like it as much
as she does. I'm over 6ft tall but on
long (2+hr) thruway driving, easy and
comfortable.

We got the moonsoon sound system-
wonderful sound.


Best Features

Seats are great. Quiet ride for a small car. Great handling and braking.


Worst Features

Gotta fix the cup holders though. You can't see the radio when they are in use. I'm suprised by the high rpm's at 75mph, about 3400, suspect that's why we only got 27.5 mpg on last thruway trip with the air on.


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Nice car, but.......
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By ath
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2002 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback GL 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I like the way the Golf runs & drives,
however, mine has a nasty habit of
opening its windows and unlocking
itself when its parked overnight! I'm
not kidding! Tried 2 dealers, they
have no idea. One thought someone
might be doing it to me. In that case,
its an easy car to steal, because you
can open it up without anyone
noticing. I will not buy another and
regret buying this one. An otherwise
good car ruined by a small, but
critical defect. I wish someone
would take it. It'll probably get
vandalized first, though, since I can't
keep it locked up!


Best Features

Runs & drives well


Worst Features

Maybe try to have the windows stay shut and the doors stay locked when you're not with the car.


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Golf GLS: Par for the challenge.....
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By Wylde1
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2002 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback GLS 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

You can't buy a better car for the
money! My GLS 2.0L / 4A with the
luxury, cold weather package and
Monsoon is a safe, fun to drive and
inexpensive no-brainer. The fit and
finish of the interior is that of the
Audi A4. The car looks and feels solid
with it's tight and consistent gaps in
the exterior seams. ( doors, hood,
etc. )

Volkwagen has cornered the market in
the under $20,000.00 class!


Best Features

Instrumentation, Monsoon sound system, sunroof control, alloy wheels, chrome accent interior pieces, tight suspension, and comfortable seats.


Worst Features

Move cupholders from above radio to console area, improve build quality of L.A.T.C.H. buttons on rear seats. ( one came off while vacuuming rear seats )


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gti?
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By Arthur Melkonian
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2002 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

even if it is the cheapest bavarian car
out there, it still does it for me!


Best Features

tightness of frame, and the handling the car has, it feels like I'm going down a ski slope when I'm on the highway.


Worst Features

POWER WINDOWS!!!! standard, armrest standard,power mirrors standard. if these were standard on the gl well atleast the armrest and the windows, it would make it the perfect car.


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2002 Golf
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By EthanA
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2002 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback GL 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Great car! Six airbags, abs, a/c, power
locks, six way adjustable seats...all
standard!! For $15K its the best car
you can buy.


Best Features

Extensive standard safety features.


Worst Features

115hp engine is just too small, even with the 5speed.


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