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Volkswagen Golf, Hatchback
#2 of 68 mpg5 any concerns on relability ?
Jul 29, 2003 (9:08 am)
#3 of 68 CONCERNS???
Jul 29, 2003 (11:47 am)
there are always concerns. i have a few friends with passat's and one with 2.slow golf. one passat owner had 3-4 yrs of trouble free ownership before ignition coil failed. other passat owner 2-3 yrs of an APR chipped hard driven car before experiencing leaky valves. his was fixed under warranty. he swaps out APR for orig chip when going in for service. as always people complain readily when there are problems versus a trouble free ride. you have to decide for yourself what is right for you. i owned an acura that had hot start problems and my brother had 2 hondas with the same problem. good luck.
#4 of 68 2005 VW Golf information
Aug 03, 2003 (10:07 am)
Edmunds' now has details on the 2005 Volkswagen Golf in their Future Vehicle section. Check it out and let us know what you think.
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Aug 03, 2003 (7:33 pm)
Hmmm...the new Golf is a nice looking car. It definitely looks even more bulldog aggressive than the current car. However, I was hoping they would add a little more slope to the rear window to help make it look sportier and less like a station wagon, like the original Rabbit (which I'm the proud owner of an 84 GTI). I can't wait to see how luxurious the new interior is.
Let's hope VW gets reliability right from the get-go this time and keeps prices in check. VW seems to be retreating from the economy car business that really made a name for itself. I would like to see VW bring the Polo over here so they can have a true inexpensive car again. I also hope the added length actually translates into more rear legroom, an area where the current Golf and Jetta is seriously lacking.
Aug 04, 2003 (12:43 pm)
Kinda looks like the current Si hatchback, with 4 doors of course.
#9 of 68 Terrible styling, though.
Aug 05, 2003 (8:59 pm)
Having seen official pictures of the Mk. V Golf, I find the new model to be quite a bit uglier than the current car. It's almost like Chris Bangle (current BMW head designer) had styled the car--it looks way overstyled, and the nose design is not quite beautiful.
#10 of 68 to: Golf GL owners
Aug 11, 2003 (8:44 am)
I am seriously considering the 2003 2dr Golf GL with auto trans as a get-around-town car. The safety features the car offers are unmatched in similarly priced vehicles which is a huge plus in my book. Through the research that I've done, the Golf holds up well in all areas except reliability. The 2003 issue of Consumer Reports lists trouble spots for the 2001 Golf as fuel, electrical, body integrity, power equipment, and body hardware. (No data exists for the 2002 model year, per CR.) My question to Golf owners is this: Would you choose a Golf again given the reliability experience that you have had? Any responses are greatly appreciated.