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

4.8 out of 5 stars
32 reviews
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4.88 out of 5 stars

AWESOME CAR!

doc5339, 05/26/2012
GLS TDI 4dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)
9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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.

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4 out of 5 stars

I love this car

Mr Bill, 12/25/2008
GLS TDI 4dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)
2 of 3 people found this review helpful

My dad had a Rabbit diesel and that car provided about a million miles and years of service so I had my eye on this Golf when I first saw it. I got it with 60k miles and it now has 100k miles. It is 6 years old but still looks great, and the brake pads have never been changed! It gets about 36 mpg which is right with what the window sticker says. This is a low maintenance car, all I do is change the oil around 5k miles and drive it.

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5 out of 5 stars

This car is the best!!!

CritterHopper, 02/19/2003
GLS TDI 4dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)
1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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 make!

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5 out of 5 stars

Worth every penny and more!

VWRules, 02/19/2003
GLS TDI 4dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)
1 of 3 people found this review helpful

This is the highest quality car I have ever owned. I have never bought domestic, only imports. Until now, I thought Honda and Acura were the bomb.. now, I see that VW has much more quality and overall bang for the buck. Such a solid design. Airbags everywhere! And heated seats, you wouldn't expect them in a car sub 20K! VW, you did it again!

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5 out of 5 stars

TDI just keeps on going

W.T.S, 02/28/2003
GLS TDI 4dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)
1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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 trouble free.

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