2004 Volkswagen Golf Consumer Review: A car that feels great to own

2004 Volkswagen Golf Diesel - Consumer Review

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A car that feels great to own and drive
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2004 Volkswagen Golf GL TDI 4dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)


The Golf TDI's high-tech, extremely
fuel-efficient engine (with plenty of
torque), a great array of standard trim
and safety features, and the overall
quality of design and build all combine
to make this an excellent choice for
anyone looking for a compact car that's
both fun and economical to drive. With
the rear seats down, there's impressive
cargo space for a compact car, and even
with them up it's a comfortable sedan
for 4 adults. Plus, you can get all of
this AND do the environment a favor by
running on biodiesel fuel - either at
100% or blending with petroleum-based
diesel in any ratio you choose. I wanted
a 4DR hatchback with >40MPG for <$20K,
and this car was the best choice!

Best Features

Fuel economy (43 MPG around town), solid build, excellent road handling, ergonomic and comfortable interior, abundant torque at low speeds, impressive CD stereo sound, cool panel and interior lighting, ample cargo space.

Worst Features

AM radio component is poorly designed; even strong-signal stations sound distorted, especially on voices, as if they're not precisely tuned-in. This problem was acknowledged by VW America's president in a USA Today interview. So fix it already! Also, drop the cassette player, add MP3 CD capability
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