2002 Volkswagen Golf Consumer Review: Can't beat it

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Can't beat it
By chukchi on


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


Its been a little over two years and 60k miles
since I purchased my Golf. I have owned 3
other VWs. This one maintains the good VW
qualities and has fixed most of the bad ones.
The safety features are untouchable by other
cars in its price range and many of the more
expensive cars on the market. Handling and
performance are more than acceptable. I
average 31-33mpg with mostly highway and
backroad driving. The only problems I have
had are minor (broken window clips, cracked
window moldings, loose wiper fluid hose in
hatch). The best characteristic is the cargo
space. I fit a new dishwasher with all its
packaging in the back, with room to spare.

Best Features

Cargo Space, safety features (standard 4- wheel discs, head curtain airbags, side airbags, best crash test results in its class), VW personality and handling, full size spare tire, telescoping steering wheel

Worst Features

front cup holder placement needs to be re- thought
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