2002 Volkswagen Golf Overview


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GL 2.0
2 national listings
GL 2.0 Sedan
Avg. Price: $4,908
GL TDI sedan
1 national listing
Avg. Price: $4,593
GLS 2.0
Avg. Price: $4,554
Avg. Price: $6,160

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4.35 stars

Based on 34 reviews

Golf Gt Tdi 150bhp by Jason
 — Perfect car for London, good mileage when you maintain optimum revs(52mpg) but enough grunt for a diesel due to twin turbos to accelarate like a petrol. Awesome VW engineering(responsible for the veyr... Read More
Golf by Nājīb
 — my first whipy loved this car to death, too many gudd times and memories i miss u love <3 ~small and fast (park anywhere and weave through traffic like its a joke) ~unreal on gas (ultra premium tank ... Read More
My Golf by Sara
 — I love my car. I's stunning. The only down side is that I drive a 2.slow. Little pick up. It makes a lot of noise, the engine purrs...but it goes nowhere. I enjoy the gas mileage. I tend to get ... Read More

2002 Volkswagen Golf Overview

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2002 Volkswagen Golf

In an effort to meet head-on lingering complaints about the build quality of its venerable Golf models, Volkswagen effectively doubled the length of its bumper-to-bumper warranty, from two years/24,000 miles to four years/50,000 miles.

Plus, the base Golf GL trim package was finally available in both two- and four-door sedan versions. GL buyers could choose from two engine options: either the base 115-hp, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder gas engine or the 90-hp, 1.9-liter diesel engine with the TDI (turbo direct injection) feature. A five-speed manual overdrive transmission was standard. A four-speed automatic was available as an option.

A higher-end GLS trim package was also available, with the same two engine options but with an expanded list of standard features. The Golf GL came with such features as air conditioning, anti-lock brakes, dual airbags (driver and passenger), tilt/telescoping steering, power door locks, an anti-theft alarm system, and an AM/FM/cassette stereo system. The GLS packages added a CD player and power windows, among other features. The GLS TDI also added traction control.

Drivers appreciated the Golf's value, handling, safety features, power, and sportiness. However, some drivers noted that the car still had quality-control issues requiring expensive repairs. The transmission and electrical system were noted by some drivers as being particularly troublesome. Perhaps that extended warranty wasn't such a bad idea after all.


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