2003 Volkswagen Golf Consumer Review: Squeaking nightmare

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Squeaking nightmare
By AlexH on


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


We upgraded to this one-year-old Golf
from VW Polo. There is not as much
legroom as you expect from a bigger
car – a bit more for your head,
compared to the Polo. Driver
and passenger sitting positions are
far too high – you feel like falling
out of the car every corner (the new
Golf V is better). We have the TDI
Match edition in UK it has Alloys, CD,
radio, Central locking, Electric
windows, Air Con, Alarm and
Immobiliser which is almost full
Christmas wish list fulfilled. Driving
this car is a nightmare especially in
summer the car (where the interior
panels warm up in sunshine and expand)
we had to go to the dealer to fix

Best Features

Great specification, holds its value well, great fuel economy – I get on a 60 miles run to work combined roads an average of 52mpg. Good safety features, firm breaks, has ABS and other electronic help gadgets to help you in difficult times.

Worst Features

Spend more money on interior material (even the latest Golf V) sharper steering and better sitting position (lower) could be better. Better sound system could be of advantage. The main improvement has to be the build quality.
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