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By dleecycles
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2003 Volkswagen Golf GLS 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

This is a super fun drive. Lots of
interior room with the seats down. The
car gets pretty good gas mileage.


Best Features

The steering feel of the car.


Worst Features

Rear windshield wiper.


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48MPG
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By samson
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2003 Volkswagen Golf GL TDI 4dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)


Review

Idrive 25000 miles per year and get 48
MPG. Diesel fuel is now 15 cents
cheaper than regular gas.


Best Features

fuel economy--48MPG overall


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I should have bought one years ago!
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By boatdznr
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2003 Volkswagen Golf GL TDI 4dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)


Review

I purchased my 2003 4dr.Golf TDI
automatic new, nearly a year ago.I now
have 19K miles on it. The TDI has
excellent power. We use it like an SUV.
Half the time we are hauling kids, and
the other half of the time we have the
rear seats down and have it loaded with
supplies. I'm 6'1",it has legroom to
spare. I drive this car hard, lots of
stop/go, on/off, when on the freeway
it's always 80 mph. Even with this
torture, I get a combined 31 mpg. The
value of many cars more than twice the
price.


Best Features

Wonderful TDI performance! Great handling and road feedback. Sporty ride, yet not choppy. Does not feel like a small car, feels safe at all speeds, in all situations. Safety features, no less than eight air bags.


Worst Features

Poor location for dash cup holder. Recline feature on front seats need improving. The anti-chip coating that is on the rocker panels is not consistant, even having smudges and fingerprints in it. Would like a higher quality upholstery fabric on the seats. No buyers remorse here.


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Love my GLS
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By Dave in Bay Area
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2003 Volkswagen Golf GLS 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Researched different cars on Edmunds,
glad I did! I even got it at the TMV
price with Monsoon system, sunroof,
Alloys, and winter package. Seat
warmers are nice even in California! I
am very happy with the design, "feels"
better than other cars I test drove.
Plenty of power... if I wanted more I
would have gotten the turbo, but that
might mean more maintenance$. Nice to
have all the airbags also.


Best Features

Seat warmers, steering wheel, auto- locking features, stereo sounds good, & easy to wash!


Worst Features

6 disc CD would be nice(in-dash type)


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TDI
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By JoanieChachie
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2003 Volkswagen Golf GL TDI 2dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)


Review

I've had this car for almost five
months now, and have had no problems.
The car gets about 48 mpg and is a lot
of fun to drive. While it seems that
getting a reliable VW is a crapshoot
these days, I don't regret this
purchase at all.


Best Features

Blue and red dash lights, excellent fuel economy, good braking.


Worst Features

Takes a while to heat up, but that's what you get with a diesel.


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