Used 2005 Volkswagen Golf Consumer Reviews

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Love this car!

lizzieinmd, 12/07/2013
GLS TDI 4dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)
11 of 11 people found this review helpful

I bought my 2005 Golf TDI brand new in February 2005. I love the fuel mileage - average of 46-48 mpg and I don't visit the gas station very often. It is a really fun car to drive with what feels like lots of power due to the torque. It is, however, expensive to maintain and not always easy to find a good local VW mechanic. VW dealer service always seems to be sub par (I have been to 3 different dealers for service). I still would not give up my car because I do love driving it!

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Good for the long haul.

scvcampdavis, 12/26/2007
GL TDI 4dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)
8 of 10 people found this review helpful

I drive about 115 miles round trip to work. All I have ever done is change the oil (about every 12-15k miles), replace a couple head lights, and change the tires. My car has yet to need brakes or any major repair. The perfect stylish, fun to drive, daily commuter!

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Too many problems

Karen Marie, 02/26/2015
GLS 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
8 of 10 people found this review helpful

Bought Golf GLS M/T new Jan/2006. Had a great run for the first few years. It handles great, is a lot of fun to drive and looks good. But, once it was out of warranty, the problems started. At about 44,000 miles/7 yrs., the master cylinder (brakes) needed to be replaced, and rotors. Internal engine oil leak - new transmission needed before 50,000 miles. Hood latch broke 2x. Strange front thumping noise that cannot be diagnosed began in 9th year. Around year 6 the armrest latch broke. Around year 8 the glove compartment latch broke. And this is from a single driver - hardly ever passengers, no kids - so these things were hardly ever opened. Loved the car but would not buy again. I traded it in after 9 years and would not buy VW again, as much as I loved the car in the beginning.

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golf 2005

tony, 12/04/2004
GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
5 of 6 people found this review helpful

This car is an awesome car. it is very good to drive around. I would recommend it for college students who do not have a lot of gas money. It is also very easy to find a parking space for this car due to its size.

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Great engine/Gearbox shonkybuild quality

De Spear, 10/26/2010
GLS TDI 4dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5A)
3 of 3 people found this review helpful

The engine is great and mates wonderfully to the DSG The car has plenty of torque and is responsive I am very disappointed with the quality of the materials used Car dealer service is very expensive.

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