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Great Little Driving Machine
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By BocaBoy65
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2002 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I'm hooked on German Engineering. The way my Golf handles still amazes
me. Wethor driving on slick roads, ice, or sharp turns, my car effortlessly
careens me thru. This handling EATS tires so make sure you ROTATE. The
interior design is also awsome. The color of the dashboard lights, the
placement of controls, the seat pattern design and the chrome extras all
make up an impressive look that is always complimented when someone
gets in my car. Interior hardware not so good. Visor lights, side view mirror
and seat handles all broke within first month.Gas milage is just ok.


Best Features

Interior Design and Handling


Worst Features

More durable interior hardware


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Impressive
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By Egolf
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2002 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback GLS 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Only owned 1week, but I love it. Very
smooth and refined. Pleasantly
surprised with the power from base 2.0
engine and 5speed trans. So far, fuel
economy near upper end of rating and
car not even broken in. It's a Benz on
a budget. This car is an excellent
highway/hi-speed cruiser. After 1 week
of ownership, can't really comment on
reliability but if it proves to be
reliable then this may be the best car
I've ever owned.


Best Features

The Monsoon sound system is nice. I like the cool blue guages. The base engine has certainly exceeded my expectations. It sounds nice, revs freely, feels smooth, and has impressive torqe. One of the few cars I've ever driven that feels like it has more power than it actually does.


Worst Features

Cup holders need work. They work well but the location sucks.


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Golf GL
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By DVCJ
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2002 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Great interior, solid feel, ABS
standard, side air-bags standard.
Costs a bit more than a Focus but what
a difference in feel and overall
quality.


Best Features

Interior materials, overall quality.


Worst Features

Back seat is tough to fully fold.


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Nimble City Car for a single person
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By nicedoggie
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2002 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Bought the '00 model (Germany not
Mexico). The power steering belt had
to be replaced after 1k miles.
Stohlman vw in Virgina gave me a great
price, but service dept is incompetent
(been going to their competitor in DC,
which is great!). The engine had to be
retuned (factory recall) recently.
Great low-end torque and body size for
living in the city. Noisy engine on
the highway (would prefer the 1.8t).
Rear seats are cramped and often have
to fold down for golf clubs. The
shifter isn't the smoothest, but better
than the auto. If you want a nimble
sports hatch, this is it.


Best Features

grill and lights are sporty and better looking than jetta's. great standard stereo and firm seats.


Worst Features

time to replace/modify the outdated 2.0L-4. The civic and focus offer much more power.


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Less room, more fun...
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By audiPhile
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2002 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback GLS 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I picked my new 2002 Golf GLS yesterday. I bought it 3 days ago for $15,200 without the taxes and extended warranty ($900 extra for 7 year, 75 K miles with road side assistance).
I'm an Audi fan, and had an old Audi before I decided to buy a new car. But I had to stick to the $16,000 range as I'm getting married. The Corolla, Civic and Sentra were possible choices.
All these cars had similar seating space except that the rear leg room for the golf is smaller by an inch. But the golf has a bigger cargo area.


Best Features

1) More Std features like keyless entry, pwr win, A/C,CD, cassette, remote pwr htd mirrors, Alarm, ABS & Lumbar support. 2) Front, and 2 Side Air bags. excellent crash rating. 3) Cool Blue and Red lighting on the dash! 4) Sporty, Stylish looks and decent gas mileage.


Worst Features

* The cup holders are above the radio. So you cant adjust the radio controls with a drink in the cup holder!


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