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#2 of 1529 2000 VW Golf
Aug 15, 2000 (12:00 am)
It's good to read what others are going through with their VWs...
Ours has already been hit (ahh, city living) but otherwise is OK - we have the Automatic GLS - and I've been noticing weirdness with the transmission - if you move it into reverse - with the brake on - it sometimes takes a few seconds for it to switch to reverse - same when moving between gears while parking, etc.
I guess we need to take it back to the dealer (oh the pain!)
Otherwise, I love this car. I'm really happy with it! Easy to park, easy to drive, comfortable - even for my 6'3" boyfriend! Plus - I was recently able to fit a file cabinet and kitchen table and 4 chairs in the hatchback (disassembled, but still!)...
#3 of 1529 re: 2000 vw golf
Aug 15, 2000 (12:32 pm)
i've got a 99 gls golf automatic. the delay you experience when shifting into reverse is, unfortunately, normal. it can be annoying, even dangerous but there is nothing the dealer can do about it. it is one of the vw quirks. i'm slowly getting used to it.
i could not agree more about the cargo space. fantastic!
#4 of 1529 24,000 Miles in My 1999 GolfIV GLS
Aug 15, 2000 (4:01 pm)
I got my car last year its a Silver and Black Int GLS with Auto and Luxury Package. Here is the
first 24,000 miles. 9 burnt rear left brake bulbs.
Headlights missaligned took 4 trips to dealer to
get right. The Windshild washer resevour keeps goin out dealer will make 5th atempt to fix.
The power mirror control knob broke off replaced by dealer and The undercar engine cover came off
twice. I love the car but the service is average
I am wonderin what will go next and a little
worried since the warranty will expire in 700
miles. Great car and fun to drive but begining to
feel like the owner of a Cavalier .
Just my two cents on this car.
#5 of 1529 Extended warranty...
Aug 15, 2000 (4:09 pm)
Check out extended warranties from the aftermarket to cover the parts of the car after the basic warranty expires. That's a thought. Try Source 1, because they are pretty cheap. The URL is http://www.edmundslive.com/warranty.
#6 of 1529 RE:EXTENTED WARRANTY
Aug 16, 2000 (2:41 pm)
DO THEY COVER THE WHOLE CAR OR JUST SOME THINGS
I DO HAVE A POWER TRAIN WARRANTY FOR 10YEARS/100,000 MILES
I AM JUST WORRIED ABOUT THE MINOR STUFF BREAKIN.
PS ALSO FORGOT TO POST IN ABOVE POST THAT
THE GAS TANK SENDER WAS REPLACED TOO IT WAS MISREADING.
#8 of 1529 VW vs Honda
Aug 16, 2000 (7:41 pm)
I know this topic has been flogged nearly to death, but thought I'd take my swipe.
I've had Hondas for years ('76 Civic, '84 Civic, '83 Prelude, '93 Integra -- all from new) so my recent step to VW is a leap of faith. I've had my share of problems, but certainly the Integra was virtually flawless. 90,000 miles and only changed the oil replaced the exhaust (thank you road salt)when I sold it in 1998. Engines are superb, suspension is tight (double-wishbones beat struts - end of story), etc.
Problem was I needed a 4-door (baby on the way). Integra 4-door is not available here in Canada, Accords are, well, a little dull. Also, my experience with Honda seats has not been good - too soft. My wife convinced me to look at a VW Golf so I checked it out. It's comfortable, drives well, looks good and has a hatchback. I ordered the 1.8T but after doing additional calculations switched to the TDI.
While I wait for the Golf, the dealer is loaning me a 99 TDI Bug. I'm in love with this engine! Same torque as the 1.8, better fuel economy, cheaper fuel and it should be more reliable, as it has far fewer moving parts. The diesel rattle should help put the baby to sleep, too.
#9 of 1529 carlady
Aug 16, 2000 (8:39 pm)
sabeth, we have a separate topic for Golf v. Civic discussion. Thanks!
#10 of 1529 Anyone out there....
Aug 20, 2000 (10:24 pm)
own a 2001 GL,5 sp man.?
I need to know what I should REALLY expect to spend on one. Every web site and consumer guide I research is beginning to annoy me because the price they say I should pay is NEVER even close to what the dealers are quoting me. So many dealers...so many web sites... I need some REAL quotes now to put my mind at ease and to know that I am not getting ripped off-Thanks to anyone who can help me-
Aug 21, 2000 (1:55 am)
You can purchase a Golf at West Suburban Imports in Chicago, Illinois for between $300.00 and $400.00 over invoice. I bought at Passat from them and will be purchasing a Golf 1.8t soon.