My Golf has been excellent the past 5 years. I have driven it long distances out of state and never had any problems with it. It is comfortable driving at fast speeds on the highway and can manuever tightly in a pinch on city streets if necessary.
I get comments from people that see the interior of the Golf for the first time that they didn't think it would be this roomy inside.
Two things that bother me:
The crank knob for reclining the seat is not easy to use, a hassle on road trips when you want to rest. Not only do you have to crank this thing all the way down, but you have to crank it all the way up too! Good thing I don't have arthritic wrists!
Also, the drink holder is right in front of the mouth of the CD player. In order to put a CD in you have to take the drinks out of the cupholders.
Golf GL TDI
1999 Volkswagen Golfai42 - Dallas, TX10/07/2008
I have a 04 VW Golf TDI GL. I simply love the car the fuel economy is simply amazing (40 mpg real mileage). The car is reasonably quick (177 lb/ft of torque), it's no sports car but certainly is faster than anything that is in comparable fuel efficiency.
Turbo Diesel, it is reasonably quick
Very spacious inside, little bit of a squeeze for the back seats.
Really great storage, I've fit a queen size memory foam mattress (folded) inside the cab.
Ride is comfortable while giving firm steering.
GL trim has steel wheels/hubcaps.
Rear view mirror visibility is poor with the rear headrests up.
With gas prices expecting to reach $4.00 a gallon�I was looking for a vehicle that would be good on gas. But I didn�t want a vehicle that I had to use a can opener to get into. I had driven several subcompact vehicles and while they all did okay on their fuel economy (on average 30mpg real driving condition not the manufacturer�s rating) the vehicles all suffer in ride, comfort and visibility. Some of the vehicles actually had me feeling unsafe next to the typical vehicles on the roads (your average SUV for example). I chose the Volkswagen Golf for its� fuel economy, its safety features (dual, side, & head airbags, antilock brakes, stability control), its� styling and yes its price. I would recommend this vehicle to any driver who wants to be a gas miser but doesn�t want to shell out the extra bucks for a hybrid, and would like to experience �Fahrvergn�gen.�
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