2002
Volkswagen
Golf

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5.0
(2 Reviews)
Latest review over 2 years ago
Category Summary (Avg. out of 10)
  • Value
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  • Exterior
  • Comfort
  • Interior
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Robert A.
2002 Volkswagen Golf
Verified Owner
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08/07/2017
245000 miles....you tell me
This car is rock solid. With just the recommended care, I've gotten 245000 miles. A few items have failed which cost some big bucks (assy bracket failed because the clutch in the alternator failed) but overall the car is great. Its easy to mod and the TDI market has A TON of upgrades to make the car fast and loud.
42-51 mpg.

Pros
Bullet proof diesel engine (1.9TDI ALH) has been around for decades and is proven. The fold down seats make a TON of room in the back. Fun to drive and awesome mileage without driving a wuss hybrid.

Cons
Cannot be neglected or it will cost you. Interior not as durable as I'd like but average. Better than most. Some key parts have failed but can be detected with a sharp mechanic and prevented.

Alternator clutch caused excessive vibration which caused assy bracket failure and drive belt tensionerfailure.

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JACK N.
2002 Volkswagen Golf
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07/09/2016
Great car , very reliable. 2000 Golf 155,000 I'm Roy Rogers and my Golf is Trigger. I'll never put to sleep [euthanize] it.
SEE ABOVE SUMMARY

Pros
Great car for a Buffalo winter. Good longevity.

Cons
No cons ,very satisfied.

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