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Great Car
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By calvinebox
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2003 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


Review

This is my first VW and I love it! Test-
drive it and you will buy it. If you
are interested in Golf, go and get a GL
instead of GLS because the sunroof
actually cut off the interior height
above your head. It was amazing I got a
110 speeding ticket when I was trying
to test the performance of my new car.
It can run stably around 80-90.


Best Features

3-in-one radio and 8 speakers. Red and blue color combination of the illuminations. Big cargo capacity for a small car.


Worst Features

There are always some electronic problems coming out and you better prepare for that. But the service I got from my dealer is good.


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Love it
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By VW Driver
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2003 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback GL 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

This is a great car. This is my third
VW and I just love driving it. It's
very different from my previous
Civic. The Golf handles better, takes
corners faster, less body lean, feels
more solid than the flimsy Honda
(although it's a great car too.) It's
no BMW, but it also doesn't costs like
a BMW. The hatchback is just a
bonus. When I flip down the
backseats, the trunk space is huge,
definitely a lot bigger than the trunk
of a regular sedan.


Best Features

handles great, fun to drive, side curtain airbags.


Worst Features

I wish the gas mileage would be better. I used to get 32+mpg with my Civic, with the Golf, I only get 27mpg.


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well worth spending your money on a golf
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By Nemanja.C
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2003 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback GL 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


Review

I owne a Golf GL 1994, i got it in 1996
with only 45,000km on it, for a good
price. Ever since then i love the car
its been great driving it. Good
performance, fast good on gas, a nice
looking car in general. Did some mods.
on it but overall to be honest i would
be lying to you if i didnt said this
car is the best car on the market today.


Best Features

Hatchback, tint windows, lowered, Alpine system 12" type R 400w/each with an Alpine amp 1000w. Alpine 3473 cdR


Worst Features

More hours power would be good but, i can live without that.


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One Cool Little Hatchback!
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By beeminbobby
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2003 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


Review

Man, this little car is really cool.
It's no speed demon (it
doesn't "accelerate"
quickly), but it does have great
torque. We dropped the back seats,
loaded it up with camping gear and
drove up to the mountains without a
glitch or moment of hesitation going up
the grades. It's all about the torque!
I'm very impressed with how much
this car holds, and with how
well the interior was designed in order
to accomodate so much cargo. I'm also
very impressed with the build\materials
quality, especially in the
interior. Plus, it has a very nice,
quiet, comfortable ride at all speeds.


Best Features

Comprehensive list of standard features (usually options with the competition), interior cargo capacity, build quality, the multitude of standard safety features, blue and red dash lights, ride quality, price, 4-year/50,000 mile warranty.


Worst Features

Cup holders in dash are a joke (they obscure the radio controls when opened), no center armrest.


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Golf Fun, even after Audi A4
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By Bob E.
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2003 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

After owning an Audi A4, I am
surprisingly happy with the Golf. The
handling, quietness and comfort are
very close to the A4. I was
disappointed at first with the fuel
mileage, but after slowing down to 65
MPH on the highway, I actually got 40
MPG. My only complaint is that 5th gear
revs too high. At 65 MPH, I'm at 3200
RPM.


Best Features

Handling, comfort, quietness, standard features.


Worst Features

5th gear should be turning less than 3200 RPM at 65 MPH.


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