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#515 of 1529 re: 2002 Golf at Team VW in Merrillville, IN
Sep 23, 2001 (5:27 pm)
$299 for splash guards and $499 for paint/fabric protection?!?! That's not just
stealing but insulting the intelligence of customers. You can protect the fabric
with a can of Scotch-Guard for less than $10!! As for the paint protection, I
hope they are not going back to that ridiculous "acid rain protection" sales
gimmick again. Acid rain is not a new phenomenom. It also happens to be a
subject that I deal with through my job.
Sep 24, 2001 (6:10 am)
I wonder how many people have fallen for the old "fabric protection" trick?
#517 of 1529 moparbad
Sep 24, 2001 (7:21 pm)
the $295 for splash guards seems GENEROUS compared to $499 for 'fabric protector'. Put a decimal between the four and the nine, and you have the actual cost of a can of Scotchgard.
#518 of 1529 Price of 2002 golf
Oct 10, 2001 (3:53 pm)
Hi, everyone. This is my first time to post a message in this board though i have been reading for a long time. I am currently looking for a 2002 gold GL automatic and i am living in LA area. The invoice of this car from Edmunds.com is $15458. Has anyone purchased a 2002 GL at a price close to this number? Any dealer information? I will really appreciate your advice and input.
#519 of 1529 GOLF - AUTO OR MANUAL TRANSMISSION?
Oct 15, 2001 (6:23 pm)
I am looking into buying a Golf and I wanted to get a manual transmission. I have test driven both auto and manual. With the auto, the acceleration and overall feel of the car was good, but with the manual once I shifted the car into 5th I felt like I needed to shift again? I could feel the engine straining a bit. Is this normal for "new" manual transmissions (less than 30 miles on the car)? Do you have to break them in like the Sales person said? Is this typical of all manual transmissions in new cars? I am hesitant in getting the automatic only because my husband claims the car vibrates in idle even though it didn't when I drove it. He fears that might come with time. If any owners or if any knowledgeable person can give me some input, I would appreciate it. I really need to make up my mind(auto or manual)asap.
#520 of 1529 Golf auto or manual
Oct 17, 2001 (4:48 pm)
a. You should never have to break in a transmission, the salesman was blowing smoke.
b. an automatic selects the gears for the driving conditions if the engine starts straining it drops down a gear. In manual you have to keep an eye on the tachometer and know the engine rev limits. if the engine is doing 2000 rev in 5th and you step on the gas it's not going to do anything. You have to drop down into 4th or 3rd to get higher revs to get abit more power for acceleration
It also depends on the engine, if is has a turbo or not, or if it's a diesel. I know it may sound complicated but a little research can save you heartache later on. If the salesman is pressuring you to buy the car tell him to forget it, he'll be following you out the door dropping the price.
c. engines do need a break in period, read the handbook, if in doubt ask to read the hand book before you buy.
Oct 17, 2001 (7:17 pm)
If you have this much uncertainty about the Golf, look at another vehicle. I'd get the manual because this is a heavy car with a relatively low powered engine. Plus the mileage numbers on the 2.0 auto are pathetic, bordering on what cars with twice the power get.
#522 of 1529 '02 TDI Golf availability?
Oct 17, 2001 (11:02 pm)
Tons of Jettas, but Golfs are scarce right now at local dealers. I'm interested in an '02 TDI Golf, anybody know when these will show up? Thanks.
Oct 18, 2001 (7:32 am)
They are at dealers now. Dealer in my area has two GL 4 door TDI. Both red with black interior, one manual and one automatic. TDI is rare compared to the gas models and the Golf is scarce compared to Jetta and Beetle so if you want one the dealer in your area may need to locate it.
#524 of 1529 thanks moparbad
Oct 18, 2001 (11:26 am)
I could really go for a 4 door GL Golf TDI. Had my Jetta WE in for service yesterday and not a single Golf on the lot except a black 2.0. The wife needs a new car and I think a Golf GL would be great, and I like the TDI for an all-around car.