I never really liked Volkswagens, but I have really fallen in love with this car. I purchased the Golf with over 150,000 miles on it, and have no issues, other than scheduled maintenance and wear and tear replacement parts. Had to replace the Glow Plug Wiring Harness because it was throwing Codes.
The car has over 215,000 miles on it now, and still gets 43 MPG average, 46+ highway; probably will get 50 MPG if you can force yourself to drive the speed limit on the highway.
Why buy a hybrid, when the batteries will fail when this TDI engine is just hitting its peak? Unless you drive 100% city, stay away from hybrids, TDI is the route to go for great fuel economy and long-term durability.
this is my fourth diesl from VW, in the
past 10 years.
My current 2002 has been trouble free,
with an excellent service dept.
The 2002 is loaded with features and
drives and feels more like a full size
car, none of the tinny ,clunkyness of
its competotors and that includes Honda.
I have owned a VW product since 1974
and would not be without one, they are
just fun to drive, and if
maintained long running and usually
This is the most awesome car. Fuel
economy, reliability (diesels last
forever) and good resale value are
what sold me! quality all around, no
less than exceptional. Much more for
the money than you would expect for a
car <20K. Good job VW! Loyal VW owner
for life! I'll never buy any other
I really enjoy this car and i am glad i
got this car. Not only was the price
very nice, but it is very well worth the
ALthough i got new tires, the handling
with the origial ones was also very good
both in handling and in grip.
This thing really does well in corners,
on ice, rain, and dirt. Cornering is
very nice, and the fuel economy is