2002 Volkswagen Golf Consumer Review: HIGH fuel economy+LOW quality=

2002 Volkswagen Golf Diesel - Consumer Review

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HIGH fuel economy+LOW quality=Little fun
By Daddy-D on


2002 Volkswagen Golf GLS TDI 4dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)


I bought this car because of TDI engine
and fuel economy. Worst car I have ever
owned. 26K miles and more than 7 dealer
visits! check engine lights, rattles
and squeaks, moldy smell from AC after
1000 miles. Rough running engine-idle
could not be fixed to date. Too much
body roll. Buy this car only if you
drive a lot and need the 45+ mpg fuel
economy and don't care about crisp
handling. Low interior build quality
level (rattles and squeaks). If you
live in cold climates, beware: heater
doesn’t produce significant heat until
about 5-10 miles of driving due to very
efficient engine. Too small for child

Best Features

TDI engine torque and fuel economy. Hatch-back functionality. ABS. Many air- bags. Safe handling in ice and snow.

Worst Features

Quality!!! Soft ride, location of cupholder, seat cover material, heating response time. trunk lock not part of central locking, requires extra un-locking
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