Used 2004 Volkswagen Golf Diesel

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2004 Volkswagen Golf
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Pros

  • Long list of standard features, high-quality cabin materials, utility of hatchback design, fuel-efficient TDI engine, fun to drive.

Cons

  • More expensive than its peers, mediocre performance of base four-cylinder, some controls difficult to use.

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Edmunds' Expert Review

Though pricier than the average economy car, the Golf offers far more amenities, and in TDI form, it's both frugal and fun. Put it on your test-drive list.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2004 Volkswagen Golf.

GOLF TDI!
HotSauce, 2/22/2007
I've had my Golf GLS TDI for three years now and I love it. The diesel engine runs great. I use biodiesel for fuel and average 38-42 miles/gal. The turbo provides quick pick up. The manual transmission is fun to drive. It has enough trunk space for storage. It is the perfect car for day to day commuting and to able to fit into tight parking spaces. As with many VW diesel cars the engines will last forever, but the small electrical components are not reliable.
The best car I have ever owned
dennycreekls, 12/11/2010
My Golf 2.0 (2004) Automatic 2 Dr. Hatchback is the best little car I have every owned. I bought the car with only 3000 miles on it--it now has 36,000 and still purrs. It rides clean and very quiet--the interior is pretty--the exterior sporty. NOTHING HAS EVER GONE WRONG WITH MY LITTLE BABY GOLF. I put the gas mileage at around 38 MPG/on HWY-little less in city (I don't do city though) The only item that needed to be replaced from 3000-36,000 miles was my battery because I drive the car from the Pacific Northwest to Arizona at least 3-4 times a year. In AZ the battery gets sucked dry fast in the heat and humidity. Only other car that compares to the Golf was my Honda Odyssey.
DO NOT BUY, VW - very streeful
VwSucks, 11/12/2004
I purchased BRAND NEW 04 VW golf and within 10 miles I drove from the dealer ship , i started getting ENGINE PROBLEMS. OUT OF the last 18 DAYS since i bought the car, 15 DAYS car was in SHED. Never expected that buying a brand new car with VW is this STRESSFUL.i filed an official complaint with VW-America, they are dead slow in responding. their Customer service is comparable to the car's engine problems. New car should be problem-free atleast for the first 10 miles. VW buyers, READ as many reviews as possible before you decide on buying this crap.
Try it, you'll like it
USPSORUM, 5/21/2004
My friends told me I was crazy to buy a diesel. They were crazy not too. It's a tight, quiet car, very quick and fun to drive. Plus, it always gets over 40 mpg. Not for big families but can carry 5 adults if you have to. Went on a 2000 mile driving trip with 4 adults--we were fine. Great in the snow.
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Features & Specs

MPG
32 city / 42 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Diesel
100 hp @ 4000 rpm
MPG
28 city / 39 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Diesel
100 hp @ 4000 rpm
MPG
28 city / 39 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Diesel
100 hp @ 4000 rpm
MPG
32 city / 42 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Diesel
100 hp @ 4000 rpm
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Safety

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2004 Volkswagen Golf
Used 2004 Volkswagen Golf Diesel Overview

The Used 2004 Volkswagen Golf Diesel is offered in the following styles: GLS TDI 4dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M), GLS TDI 4dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5A), GL TDI 4dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5A), and GL TDI 4dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M).

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