2004 Volkswagen Golf Consumer Review: Love the Handling, hate the pr

2004 Volkswagen Golf - Consumer Review

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GLS 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Love the Handling, hate the problems.
By J.Gree on


2004 Volkswagen Golf GLS 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


I have a 2004 Golf GLS, automatic. Since the date of delivery, I have had nothing but problems with the car. It is back at the dealership constantly, and on several occasions, has been back more than one time for the same problem. The car is very comfortable, safe, and I love how it handles, however, it is not reliable, and has a lot of electrical problems. Needed a new driver's side seat bracket, coil in driver's seat had to be repaired, faulty cooling sensor, problem with the alarm sounding after closing the trunk and opening the driver's door, I am on my second cd player, and it is not working properly (got it installed yesterday), problems getting the car out of park, etc.

Best Features

Favorites include the handling, the look of the car, the comfort in the driver's seat.

Worst Features

VW technicians need to sit down, and put their heads together and make this vehicle more reliable. Have them look on the "MY VW LEMON.COM" website to get ideas about what owner's are having problems with.
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