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You are in the Volkswagen Golf
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Volkswagen Golf, Hatchback
#734 of 1529 Golf V re jeff186
Aug 21, 2002 (6:25 pm)
Current model Golf was introduced in North America in 1999 as a 1999 1/2 model. The new Golf MkV is expected to show up in 2004 as a 2005 model. If you are waiting to buy the next platform I would not wait. The problems of a first year model are a tradition at VW and the 1999 1/2 and even the 2000 models are not nearly as good as the 2002 and 2003. The Passat with a new TDI motor and 4Motion and new transmissions may well be worth waiting for. It is expected in 2004 as well and is a new design.
#735 of 1529 Next Gen Golf/Jetta
Aug 26, 2002 (8:40 pm)
Is set to be here as a 2005 model.
#736 of 1529 Automatic Wood-Grain Shift Knob
Aug 28, 2002 (1:54 pm)
Does anyone know of where I can purchase a wood grain shift knob for an automatic transmission, '01GLS Golf. I have been able to locate the shift knob for a manual, but not for an automatic.
#737 of 1529 4dr GL caught fire, replace all the wiring
Aug 30, 2002 (9:12 am)
My wife's 98 4dr GL caught a small fire last Friday. White smoke came out from the dash in the driver side when she drove in a gas station. No fire was seen. Dealer open up the car and said there was a metal bracket loosen and shorting the wire so they have to replace all the harness and wiring. Geico is our insurance company and they said they'll cover it. But, I'm trying to get the dealer to see what is the root cause of it. Because I don't have the same problem after they replace all the wiring. Anyone have seen this before?
#738 of 1529 Kelvin...
Aug 30, 2002 (9:55 am)
The only fires I have heard from with VWs is the ABS motor in the 2001-02 models catching fire. I would think replacing the wiring harness would do the trick though.
#739 of 1529 Last 5000 mls 75 gml, 800 mls with one 10.5 tank
Aug 30, 2002 (9:58 am)
I've got a 2000 insight (manual transmission) for a 1.5 years and have already
23,000 mills average 65 gml shows in the computer display, 80% hway,
and $5700 tax brake for a price $21000 including tax and 6 years warranty I paid cash.
It can go easy to 100 ml/h and I can pass 800 mills with one tank.
It all depend how you are driving and how you are shifting and using the battery.
This is the best thing ever happen to me.
#740 of 1529 Odi...
Aug 30, 2002 (10:00 am)
And we want to know this in a VW Golf forum because....???
#741 of 1529 Is a tax brake
Aug 30, 2002 (10:46 am)
like a jake brake?
#742 of 1529 Alfox....
Aug 30, 2002 (2:01 pm)
#743 of 1529 Tax break...
Aug 30, 2002 (2:02 pm)
I don't think it's fair that only the hybrids get a tax break. I think the TDI VWs should get a small one as well. They are a little less clean running, but they still save on natural resources with their superb fuel economy.