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Volkswagen Golf, Hatchback
#53 of 1529 CDN AVAILABILTY OF THE GOLF GLS
Sep 12, 2000 (5:25 pm)
I have been told by head office that the 2001 Golf GLS that are supposed to be coming into Canada are being made in Brazil. In addition, they are still not in production as we speak (production is to start in October 2000). The reason (I feel) is because the Canadian market is receiving frequent shipments of 2000 Golf GLS' from the states. As a result, VW is holding off until the surplus goes down... (this is my opinion... I have been told a few times from different sources that at least two shipments have been received in Ontario alone).
As a result, my order was cancelled and I am awaiting to receive my deposit. There is no way that they will be able to meet my order by the end of the three months... Thank God!! Time to start looking for deals on a 2000...
Thanks for all of your help!
#54 of 1529 Springs
Sep 14, 2000 (8:45 am)
This is for adg44. Did you happen to chech out the article about springs in VW Power (fall 2000)? It has a very informative article about springs and there relationship to wheelsize, bumpstops etc.
#55 of 1529 lnav2121
Sep 15, 2000 (3:04 pm)
As everyone says, please don't let a poor dealer experience influence your feelings about the car. I've owned VWs for 20 years and have, unfortunately, had much more than my fair share of poor experience with VW dealers, including taking one (Flemington VW) to small claims court in 1987 over an incorrectly installed replacement windshield. Another dealer and even VWofA was involved, but the first dealer essentially told me to get lost. So ... the service manager and I spent two days sitting in court.
And, another dealer (Summit, NJ) once charged $20 per spark plug for my wife's car, when the plugs were in the car had only 10,000 on them. That charge was removed.
But, another dealer's service department, Millenium VW (Somerville, NJ) is excellent, and the service manager there (Mr. Schumacher) is first-rate.
So, you're experience a dealer-related problem, rather than a car issue.
Sep 16, 2000 (6:43 pm)
It's sooo cute! The Golf, that is.
#57 of 1529 This is Koolguy123
Sep 16, 2000 (9:37 pm)
That last post was listed as Eclipsegs's. I don't know why but that was very weird. That was actually my post.
Sep 17, 2000 (1:32 am)
Okay I have just read through about 100 postings. Half of the fun of buying these cars is to modify them to make them fit your personality. If you want a faster car put in an air intake, a modified ECU chip, and an exhaust. If your really serious change the cam. I plan on doing that in the next month. Better handling put on better springs and suspension. Adding nice rims and low profile tires will help too. I have strut bars in mine as well and out handles my friends Accord with the same mods like he was driving a YUGO.
About golfs I have a 94 Golf GL 2.0L, with 81k miles on it. It is amazing the effort and care that goes into making these cars. Makes those american made cars not even on the same field for comparison.
What is the deal with where the car is made? WHO CARES!!!! Are you going to call the factory to ask them about the car or something?
#59 of 1529 lnav2121: So ...
Sep 17, 2000 (9:36 pm)
So ... how did it go with the dealer? Any satisfaction?
#60 of 1529 TIRE WEAR ON GOLFIV
Sep 18, 2000 (10:58 pm)
HI I HAVE 24,000 MILES ON MY GOLF AND THE FRONT TIRES COMPLETLY GONE AND THE REARS NOT FAR BEHIND
ANY ONE ELSE HAVE SIMILUAR TIRE WEAR.
HOW MANY MILES ARE THEY SUPPOSED TO LAST ANYWAY
#61 of 1529 engine idle question
Sep 19, 2000 (8:45 pm)
I have noticed that when my 1.8T is in idle, the car somehow produces subtle "burbs" (sorry, I don't know how to describe it any other way). It is almost like the engine has had a pop and now choking with the fizz. It is very subtle though noticable. Is it a cause for concern?
#62 of 1529 GTI VR6 Tranny
Sep 20, 2000 (1:36 am)
This is my first manual, and I'm not sure if I'm
doing something wrong, or everything is normal.
First off, the 1 to 2 shift is almost always jerky.
It doesn't jerk if I wait almost 2 seconds from
the 1-2 shift. Also if you don't match the engine
revs when you downshift, it will jerk too. I only
notice this jerking when shifting into second gear.
Any ideas?? Also, I noticed that when I'm in 1st
or 2nd gear, and I punch the gas, and then drop
the gas, the car kinda "bucks" and you can hear a
popping sound coming from the tranny. Normal? I
don't know. And third, I also notice some bucking
when I use compression braking around 2,000 RPMs
and lower. Is this normal or is that the result of
my chip? Thanks for any help.