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Aug 06, 2000 (11:45 pm)
Try the Golf GLS with the 1.8T you might be pleasantly surprised. The low-down torque is great for roll-on accel in 5th and it will cruise at 90 quietly no problem.
#497 of 505 GTI ?'s Response
Aug 07, 2000 (1:31 am)
I live in ny, anywayz i know u dont want the 4 door golf, but look into the golf gl, its 2 doors..it only has the 2.0L engine but it has plenty of power,besides iwth living in ny the vr6 gti is really high with insurance, im not sure of the jetta...anywayz the golf gl handles and is basically the same as gti except for the the luxury items, and the engine, so take a look at the golf gl, it only has a price around 15,500 so it is alot cheaper then both the jetta and gti, and it has plenty of power
#498 of 505 Creaking Windows/Doors
Aug 07, 2000 (8:44 pm)
eetor: I just (last month) bought a 2000 GTI GLX and I have a case of the creaks...can't decide if it is something I should complain about or not? My friend has a 2000 Golf GL with no creaks (go figure, he bought the MUCH cheaper car). I'm a little nervous that the car is making so much noise with less than 4000 miles on the odometer. Let me know what you find out, if anything. Mayber there is a simple fix...
#499 of 505 VW Golf -- dealer/car reliability
Aug 07, 2000 (9:26 pm)
I owned a 1978 VW Rabbit for 14 yrs, was happy
with the car but not with the VW dealer.
I would like to buy a new VW Golf, but am wondering about car quality and the service
quality from the VW dealer
thanks for all responses
#500 of 505 dpeabody
Aug 07, 2000 (11:32 pm)
i will bring it up with the VW PR person but i'm not sure what's creaking and its only intermittent. the test car has 5000 km (3000 mi) on it and has certainly been abused. As it is a test car i can't do anything to it but if its the seals try some kind of dressing or even wd40 but check with your dealer first to make sure it doesn't degrade the foam seals.
#501 of 505 golf made in germany??
Aug 07, 2000 (11:52 pm)
is the 4 door golf made in germany? this site says yes, but my dealer says "no", it's brazil. help! thanks.
#502 of 505 adg44: A/C noise
Aug 08, 2000 (3:36 pm)
Recently I noticed a high pitch noice coming from the A/C as well, but it only happens when I am accelerating in 1st gear, it sounds like a cat screaming, and then it goes away. From 2nd gear to 5th gear, the noice is very faint, almost like a "finishing tone" that you can only spot at the very end of the engine roar.
I will just leave it as it is unless the situation has become a constant. Let me know if you find something I should be concerned about.
One other thing, the web link to automotive does not work, can someone re-post it please? Thanks.
#503 of 505 door creak
Aug 08, 2000 (5:12 pm)
You didn't describe the noise enough for me to really know what you are talking about. If, however, the creak you are hearing comes from the door, near the b-pillar, and occurs typically when accelerating or braking, you may be able to solve it will simply a shot of silicone spray, as shown in a VW technical service bulleting:
'00 GTI GLX
#504 of 505 robbinhoodz
Aug 08, 2000 (5:16 pm)
Your dealer is correct that VW is bringing Brazil production online. At the moment, it appears that some are still made in Germany. The only way to tell is to look at the VIN number.
'00 GTI GLX
#505 of 505 carlady
Aug 08, 2000 (10:12 pm)
Friends, as you know we usually start a new topic once we get over 500 posts or so. It helps keep the software happy and makes things more manageable for new readers. So, let's continue our conversation here.