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Volkswagen Golf, Hatchback
#1078 of 1529 Re: Should I buy a 2000 Golf GLS [ruki]
Dec 07, 2004 (6:08 pm)
My daughter has the same year Golf. Do not forget that the 2.0L engine of that vintage is known to use a litte oil.
This, in itself, is not a problem...BUT if one does not carry oil with them and top it off BEFORE the pressure light comes on... there may be issues. Like any other engine without oil it will destroy itself.
If you keep oil in it, that engine will last at least 150K miles. Do not forget that it is based on the Diesel engin block.
ALso MAKE SURE you get both keyfobs. They are over $100 each to replace.
Whats that about O2 sensor? I have never heard anything specific about VW and O2 sensors. O2 sensors typacally last about 60K miles on ANY vehicle.
Perhaps you are thinking MAF sensor (MassAirFlow)
ALso, for ALL VWs DO NOT FORGET TO CLEAN THE SNOWSCREEN ANUALLY!!
#1079 of 1529 Re: Should I buy a 2000 Golf GLS [bpeebles]
Dec 08, 2004 (12:57 pm)
hey bpeepbles how many miles does your daughters Golf have on it. And whats the Snowscreen?
#1080 of 1529 Re: Should I buy a 2000 Golf GLS [ruki]
Dec 08, 2004 (7:50 pm)
She bought her 2001 golf about 1 year ago with 40K miles. I immediately pulled out the snowscreen and it was totally plugged with bugs and stuff.
The so-called "snowscreen" is actually a fine-mesh screen in the intake plenum behind the drivers-side headlight. The following how-to video helps explain how to get at it.
I do not clean the snowscreen the way the video shows. The snowscreen is plastic (almost like pantihose) and easilly damaged by scraping. What I do is remove the snowscreen from the end of the tube and use the garden-hose sprayer to backflush the snowscreen with water-spray. I do this to ALL the VWs in the family annually.
A plugged snowscreen will cause loss of MPG and increased oil-consumpton due to excessive vaccuum on the PCV system.
#1081 of 1529 Low on Gas noise?
Jan 03, 2005 (8:57 pm)
Hi all and Happy New Year!
I just bought a used 2004 Golf GLS and noticed that when it was low on fuel, there was a squeaky noise that came from under the car. Once I filled up, the noise was gone. Is this a normal thing for this car????
Jan 08, 2005 (11:14 pm)
That crash test is of the all new Golf due here in 2006. The test of the 1998 Golf would match that of the 2005, except in the side impact since our Golf has head curtain airbags and the one they tested did not.
#1084 of 1529 97 VW Golf - Transmission fluid check
Feb 22, 2005 (8:23 am)
How do I check the transmission fluid level and/add fluid in a 97 Golf - manual says take it to the dealer....shouldn't I be able to do that at home? Thanks
#1085 of 1529 Re: 97 VW Golf - Transmission fluid check [paule1]
Feb 22, 2005 (5:22 pm)
Automatic or manual tranny?
#1086 of 1529 Re: 97 VW Golf - Transmission fluid check [bpeebles]
Feb 22, 2005 (9:16 pm)
automatic....but the year is 96 rather than97....thanks
#1087 of 1529 Re: In my experience [bpeebles]
Feb 24, 2005 (10:45 am)
I know this is an old thread............now it's nearly March 2005,,,,,,,,,,,,But you are absolutely RIGHT about Asian cars. I live in a climate where we have a MINIMUM of 6 mos. of winter per year, and every Honda I see that's 3 years old or more is rusted, especially in the wheelwells. I, too, would rather fix a few electrical glitches, which incidentally are blown way out of proportion to begin with,(VW's are excellent cars) than to repair rust every 3 years. I ignore Consumer Reports, because they don't think ANY car is good unless it has a Honda or Toyota badge.