#583 of 1529 Problems w/ my Golf GLS 2001, built in Wolfsburg
Dec 24, 2001 (11:48 pm)
I am glad to see that I am not the only one having the problems with :
1. Oil level running (very )low ONLY after 2000 miles .
2. Engine light ON, this is the 2nd time :Last time the determination was a bad O2 sensor.
Now I have noticed that these 2 problems seem to be related closely :The Engine light was ON after I noticed a few weeks before that the oil level was low.
Also one of the consequence from this Alarming problem is the gas mileage was much worse :from 31 mpg to less than 23mpg.
I had this car a bit less than 2year,so I expect that VW dealers will show some professionalism in fixing this for FREE like the 1st time and also for GOOD: I saw that some of you have reported that VW is making the recall for the Air Flow Meter .
Please any one more knowledgeable on automotive issues advise and correct me if I am missing anything.
One of my colleagues had the same problem with his 99 Golf .
I had a 91 Civic for 7 years , drove it over 120 K miles : I never had a single minor problem with the Honda Civic!
I have a 2001 Golf GLS 1.8T that has what I consider to be serious problems. the drivers door leaks AND the body creaks loudly. When I accelerate from a stop I can hear what sounds to be the body bending. then as I apply the breaks, the same sound. The noise seems to come from around the drivers door. I am wondering if anyone has had thsi problem. THis car has nevver been hit or wrecked in any way. The body should be straight. Thoughts?
pocmon -i have a 2 litre golf gl. it has plenty of torque around town, but it can feel a little heavy on the freeway. i get around 30 mpg composite. the automatic tranny is a piece of junk, get the 5 speed. it is not as nice a car to drive as the focus, but only a complete tard would buy a ford. people say their mileage in the focus is much lower than ford claims. they aren't very reliable, either.
I have a '95 VW GL 2.0 L w/ 5spd manual. I live in Colorado. When I go home it's 400 miles to the southwest corner of the state, over about 6 mountain passes. I went home last summer and easily climbed these passes at 60mph in 4th gear all the while with the AC on. I averaged 39 miles per gallon. Can you believe it? My car has about 53,000 miles on it. I'm a firm believer in high tech oils and filters. I typically run Castrol Syntec Blend but now have a fully synthetic in the engine.
I looked at a Ford Focus. I didn't like the visibility out the windshield or the ergonomical features inside. Looks like they are just appealing to stylist enthusiasts on the exterior.
One thing about the VW Golf is the crazy exhaust. Whoever figured out that one was an absolute buffoon. With two 90 deg turns + 2 catalytic converters to get out the back, it's a setup for rust and expensive replacements like $475.00 cost, and that doesn't include the front most converter.
Anybody found an exhaust that doesn't rust, doesn't sound like a lawnmower going down the street and adds a little performance for under $900.00? I don't want a Neuspeed unless it's quiet.
the '95 golf was several hundred lbs. lighter than the current. it was much faster and the mileage was a little better. the 02 will be safer of course. it's a good buy, just get the lightest model you can and the manual transmission.