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Volkswagen Golf, Hatchback
#1260 of 1529 Re: Golf V pricing? [zillz]
Nov 11, 2005 (2:54 pm)
If the price (and weight) of the Golf keep rising and the MPG remains low on the 2.5L 5-cylinder, VW is going to continue to suffer from low sales. Don't expect many TDIs to come to the USA either. If fuel economy and a hatchback are important to you, other manufacturers will be bringing them to the USA in early 2006, e.g, the Honda Fit and Nissan Versa. Both offerings will be cheaper than the Golf. The Honda fit has almost exactly the same inside dimensions as my Golf III. It does look a bit funky, though, compared to the Golf. See more here: http://fitfreak.net/forums/index.php?
#1261 of 1529 MkV GOLF: gas and indigestion
Nov 12, 2005 (3:06 am)
Even for the Jetta there are a number of enthusiasts who don't like the 2.5 engine. It seems to be neither here nor there: not the greatest power, no discernible new technology to speak of, and frankly unimpressive fuel economy when combined with the MkV Jetta weight. The other side of the coin is, with the Jetta's new size, safety features, and weight, the 2.5 does fairly well as a base engine, and should be bullet proof & maintanance free.
For those of us who drive a lot, there is always the hope that the TDI makes it to the Golf (and to the States that fool themselves into thinking a couple of Golfs will spew out as much soot as all the 20-year old big-trucks do).
Then there is the 2.0TFSI - in my opinion, the better engine choice. Not only do you get 25mpg city on paper - all personal reviews I have seen have this engine trump the 2.5 in mileage by - miles. Oh yeah, then you get ~ 200hp at low rpms and over a wide rpm range to boot. Better than many small V6 engines. Available before the Golf in the GTI in February, and as a 5-door GTI (and perhaps Golf) in June, if everything goes well.
Finally, for those of us who are very patient, there are the tempting twin-charged engine (like the 1.4 that makes 170-hp, and the higher volume versions) that undoubtedly will make it to the US, eventually.
The Golf is a low-sales car for VW in the US, so don't expect many variations to arrive, any time soon. The Jetta and Passat are a different story.
On the other hand, for those of us who wish for a smaller, more lightweight VW, there is always the hope (stirred by recent rumors) that the Polo will soon make it to the US.
Pricing? Just released GTI prices have it about $1,500 less than the GLI. Look at the Jetta prices and configurations, and subtract that, for guidance. Add $500 for 5 doors in the Golf.
#1262 of 1529 Re: 2006 Golf TDI availability [dwaynes]
Nov 21, 2005 (12:12 am)
I dropped by my nearest VW dealer yesterday to pick up some Golf TDI literature, and they informed me that the 2006 Golf gasoline models will be available in the USA in March. The diesel will not be available until one year from now for the model year 2007. I guess there will be a wait. Oh well, save your money, they are NOT inexpensive.
#1263 of 1529 Re: Midnightblack... [vocus]
Nov 22, 2005 (7:46 am)
I have an intermitent problem with my MK3 golf, there seems to be a problem with being in Gear. As it's an automatic it can't pick up neutral. Do you suspect this to be a big problem or is it as simple as changing the switch?
#1264 of 1529 car died strangely
Nov 26, 2005 (12:24 am)
I have a Golf 2003 with 45000 miles. Last night I opened the car door with remote. However, when I turned my key to start my car, I heard a "click" sound, and the backlight flashed once and then power was gone, and car was dead completely. Even the remote didn't work. I waited for a couple hours, and came back. I found I can use the remote to open the door, and there are displays of time and mileage. The mileage display also blinked, and I heard a small "click" sound with the same frequency. However, I still cannot start the car. And the display went away immediately after I turned my key to start the car. The remote also didn't work after that. Does anyone know what's wrong with my car? Thanks.
#1265 of 1529 Re: car died strangely [manoa]
Nov 26, 2005 (7:34 pm)
#1266 of 1529 Re: VW Golf Water Leak [bassman2]
Nov 29, 2005 (8:15 am)
Hey, thanks a million for this info! Was having the exact same problem and sure enough simply squeezing the grommet released a bunch of water. I'm guessing this happens more with "outside" cars, getting gunk clogged in those drain lines. Anyway, you probably saved me a couple hundred bucks to have a dealer "fix" the problem - kudos!
#1267 of 1529 '01 GLS - Check engine light
Dec 06, 2005 (10:43 am)
My wife drives it and recently, check engine light came on. Car has 54K and friend of mine, who is mechanic tested it and it showed oxygen sensor. Also, my turn signal relay went bad too. It will start working on its own. That was replaced few months ago since it was a recall for that (even though mine was working just fine). I read somewhere that VW extended warranty on mass air flow sensor on '99+ year model to 70K but my diller of course knows nothing about it. Is that air flow sensor same as oxygen sensor? Can this be replaced under warranty?
#1268 of 1529 Re: Golf V pricing? [zillz]
Dec 18, 2005 (1:07 pm)
As you know, the New Jetta's price shot up dramatically from the IV to the V. Even the "Value Editions" which are hard to find were a full 2 grand higher than the previous base Jetta.
This is not true the MSRP of VE Jetta is 17,900 vs. $17,680 for base 2005 Jetta GL. This is an increase of $220. The invoice increased somewhat more...about $875.
Since the Golf base MSRP was about $1500 below Jetta GL, maybe the new one will be about $1500 less than the new Jetta. The invoice on 2005 Golf was about $1000 less than Jetta GL, so that might be a more likely price difference since the markup on VE Jetta is so small. My guess would be MSRP of $16,900 for the 2006 VE Golf.
#1269 of 1529 problem with engine sing
Dec 19, 2005 (12:40 pm)
Hi all, i hope that somebody can help me, My problem is that when i was driving over 100 km/h for a long time , the engine sign turned on, when i left the car in the vw company, they said that it was a temporary fail, that there was no problem, and cleared the codes in the computer, the next time that i needed to travel, the sign turned again on. do you have any experience in these? could you give any kind of information??