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Volkswagen Golf, Hatchback
#250 of 1529 Pricing, assembly
Feb 19, 2001 (6:51 pm)
Go to www.carorder.com for pretty good prices on Volkswagens. You can even see VINs. Even that VINs are not complete, one can see that all current Golfs GL and GLS are from Brazil (9), and GTI could be either from Brazil or from Germany (W). I wanted genuine german 5-door GLS, so now I have to think out GTI to get german car or try to find 2000 model. If only I could have Subaru Impreza Wagon with ABS...
So Edmunds is wrong, telling people that GTIs are solely from Germany and Golfs from Mexico.
#252 of 1529 GOLF VS CIVIC
Feb 19, 2001 (7:04 pm)
You won't see a timing chain on the TDI because of the added noise. Good comparison of HX to TDI. Now why won't Honda put the HX engine in a four door? Coupes are supposed to be for the faster set...higher mileage per gallon belongs in the sedans. My digs at Civic compared to Golf are as follows:
1. inferior seating comfort and leg room and no passenger seat height adjustment. Less useful driver height adjustment that is almost impossible to turn with door closed.
2. inferior arm rest (looks like the one on the Accent) and little if any console storage...and that is on the EX.
3. no folding outside mirrors.
4. no available head curtains.
5. no full size spare.
6. no hatch.
7. no 4 wheel discs and ABS only on EX.
8. no rear head rests.
9. smaller tires.
10. no telescoping steering wheel.
Other than that, the Civic is probably a better car that clobbers the Golf in mpg with a 4 cylinder automatic or stick...on regular fuel. (all Golf gassers other than the 2.0 use higher grade fuels).
#253 of 1529 www.carorder.com
Feb 19, 2001 (11:01 pm)
Thanks for the the web site Mikus.
The prices for the Golf GTi seem to be to good to be true (more then 500$ below invoice, dealer holdback ?)
What is the catch ?
Feb 20, 2001 (7:43 am)
I thinking of buying a VW GOLF,
but I am unsure if I should get a CL or GL.
I want a 2 door version though, I want it to be a little sporty.
Unfortunately I don't have enough cash for a new one
so I am geting a 1995.
Can any one advise me on the GL or CL side of things... as in speed etc..?
#255 of 1529 MoparBad...
Feb 20, 2001 (11:12 am)
You wouldn't complain about the side cladding on Pontiacs if you owned one and saw a shopping cart barreling at it full speed ahead at the mall. You would be thankful for the money saved from the repair you would have had to make if not for that cladding.
#256 of 1529 golf 1.8T gls -driving in the snow
Feb 21, 2001 (3:40 pm)
I am considering buying a golf 1.8T LS. I live in Wisconsin and need to consider how a car handles in snow. I used to own an Integra GS which was a really fun car to drive, but was awful to drive in snow.
Does anyone have any comments about how the Golf drives in the snow??
#257 of 1529 Sport Suspension on 1.8Turbo Golf GLS
Feb 21, 2001 (7:38 pm)
Does anyone have the Golf 1.8 with the sport suspension? I am not sure if I should spend $200 on the sport one. I would like better cornering but I am concerned about ride quality. Can anyone comment on that? I don't seem to be able to find one to test drive.
Thanks a lot.
#258 of 1529 Civic HX vs. Golf TDI
Feb 21, 2001 (9:09 pm)
Other problems with the Civic
You have to pay extra for A/C
No remote entry
No heated mirrors
No storage space
No adjustable seat for the driver/passenger and the one on the EX (driver only) is a joke.
Milage on a manual TDI is 42/49
Insurance was $600 more a year on the Honda (at
least for me)
Try driving a TDI with only 90 HP you'll be surprised, I know I was!
A $300 chip in a TDI puts it on par with a 1.8T
I only pay an extra $0.06 for diesel
#259 of 1529 more TDI vs. Civic HX
Feb 21, 2001 (11:14 pm)
OK. approx $150 for plug-in remote entry, $900 for A/C and you can "chip" the Civic too. Heated mirrors? Not absolutely necessary, but OK, a creature comfort. I completely agree about the adjustable seat knob on the Civic - just plain poor design. But, you will still never recoup the initial higher cost of the TDI over the Civic in fuel savings. I would buy a TDI in an instant if this were Europe where diesel is $4/gal. Again, in the US, it makes no sense. My 6th gen Civic HX by-the-way gets about the same mpg as TDI, about 42 urban, summer temps. As I've said before, I like the Golf in general more than the Civic, but the argument about fuel savings with a TDI vs. Civic HX is meaningless, when the cost (fuel only) difference might be $100/year in the TDI's favor.