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Value and Enjoyment
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By Bartleby
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2003 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I test drove the Matrix, Protege and
Protege5 and never really considered
VW as a possibility. I was always more
of the Japanese type. However, the
second I pulled that thing out of the
lot my world changed. It's got quite
the pick up for 115hp and 120 torque.
But I have to agree that the
cupholders do block the stereo
controls, but I do like how they are
tucked away.


Best Features

Smooth transmission, great brakes, amazing standard saftey features.


Worst Features

Shorter throw on gearbox, firmer clutch, cupholders that might not interfere with stereo controls.


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Surprised and delighted
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By Rodzilla
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2003 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

OK...tested the Protege5, Focus ZX3,
Focus SVT and PT Cruiser. Never
considered purchasing a VW and was
prepared to buy the Protege5 until a co-
worker insisted I test drive the Golf.
The test drive changed my mind! This
car feels much more substantial than
the other cars in its class. Handling,
brakes, and comfort are very good. The
list of standard safety features is
awesome! A very good value IMHO.


Best Features

Fun-to-drive, handling, front seats, brakes, safety equipment, Monsoon Sound System.


Worst Features

More horsepower, cupholders block access to stereo controls.


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VW Golf
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By Hanan Sibirsky
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2003 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback GL 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

This is my 4th VW and third Golf. They
have always given goood service.


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Commuting Bliss
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By rbvw@hotmail.com
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2003 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback GLS 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


Review

After driving a Nissan Altima for
78,000 miles I wanted to find a car
that would make my 3-hour commute more
enjoyable. I tested Honda, Toyota,
Nissan, and even a Vibe. all left me a
little disappointed with their
performance. After driving the Golf I
was hooked. The car is faster and
handles better than any of the other 4-
cyl models I tested. The build quality
is awesome and feels solid compared to
the tin can feeling of the Japanese
autos. I purchased a GLS w/ winter and
Monsoon and have never been happier
with a car. Before you buy that Honda…
Try a VW.


Best Features

Power off the line, Short braking distance, tight steering, build quality, 4 year 50,000 mile warranty


Worst Features

Cup holders are my only complaint...


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Before you buy that Honda or Nissan...
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By RoyB34
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2003 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback GLS 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


Review

This is the best car for the money!
Test-drive a VW, and then try the rest.
You will find yourself under-whelmed by
the JPN manufactures. The Golf is
quick, handles like a dream, has
awesome stopping power, a ton of safety
features, and a high resale value. Not
to mention its tall person friendly. If
you’re over 6’1” you don’t need to buy
the optional shoehorn to get in and out
of the car.
Before you buy another Honda or
Toyota test-drive the Golf.


Best Features

Steering, power, comfort, styling, and safety. I had the car explained from the tires up. I highly recommend Devon Hill VW. Devon, PA. / Randal Boyet.


Worst Features

Cup holders...


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