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Why did i buy one?
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By mstellaluna
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2002 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback GLS 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Once I saw the Golf, i fell in love
with it. But the car has been brought
at least 8 times back to VW for
repairs. My car came with a broken
light, a leak in the sealing around the
rear window, and a busted alarm. The
alarm took several visits to fix. Then
the transmission as acting up. The car
needed to red-line to change gear, the
car felt as if it was forcing itself to
move. The car is now has suspension
issues. The suspension equalizer bar
needed lubrification (why was it
missing in the first place?),but still
have the whistling sound coming from
the front of the car after hitting some
bumps. Please avoid.


Best Features

Cargo space. Easy accessibility to controls for the driver. Comfort.


Worst Features

Improve your automatic transmissions. PLEASE !!!!


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Fun car with good value
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By pec4ad
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2002 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback GLS 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Bought my Golf GLS 5M on the last of
Year 2001, now have 6000 miles on the
odo. Great performance, beating many
sport cars at the stop lights. Lots of
fun to drive and good value for the
money. The car did have some minor
problems, I got three parts changed
under warranty and one recall. So far
satisfied with the purchase.


Best Features

Great acceleration with the first three gears. Useful features and awesome brakes.


Worst Features

Rear chair hard to fold. Screws on carpetsavers easy to break. A light on dash telling cruise enabled or disabled. High-beam indicator too bright (unadjustable). Better cupholder. Front passeger-seat foldable. Stronger A/C and better MPG.


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so so
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By golf
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2002 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback GLS 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I just bought a GLS a week ago. The
check engine light was on 2 days later
after I took it home. The dealer said
it was caused by loosed fuel tank cap
and fixed it. A week later, I added
more gas into the tank and tighten the
cap, the check engine turn on again
just in 1 day. I have to take my car to
see dealer for 2nd time in 9 days. I
heard that VW would replace the car if
the same problem appears in a
year/10,000mile, I do wish this is
true, but who knows?


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Lemon or Not
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By Ladybug
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2002 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback GLS 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

This is my 3rdtime taking the 02 Golf
in for service. The 1st
problem -the auto transmission would
get stuck in Park, and thus wasn't
driveable. Dealer first made "an
adjustment" which subsequently was
unsuccessful. 2nd time I brought the
car for service, they replaced
a "celanoid-something" to correct it.
I've taken the car in for the 3rd time
because there is sometimes a long delay
engaging into Drive or Reverse. Upon
engaging, the car jerks. When having
an intermittent problem like this, it
is hard for service dept. to fix,
if they haven't encountered it. Next
they will reprogram the transmission
control board


Best Features

Dash features; stereo


Worst Features

automatic transmission


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VW cars- THE BEST UNDER $20000!!!
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By Flanker
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2002 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

We have a 2000 Jetta and a 2001 Golf.
They are great! Just great! Quality,
design, convenience, features, price,
gas milage... We can go on and on and
on. They often ask me "is there
anything you regret about these cars,
there must be something" to a guy like
that I say "yes I do regret that I did
not buy them much sooner" PERIOD


Best Features

Shape, handling, performance, trunk (both Jetta and Golf) fuel economy (auto Jetta 33-34 MPG, Golf still too little milage to know).


Worst Features

Next time put an on-board trip computers in both the Jetta and the Golf. That is the only thing missing.


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