2002 Volkswagen Golf User Reviews

2002 Volkswagen Golf Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 34 reviews

  • Performance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Appearance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 11 reviews
"power" 10 reviews
"handling" 9 reviews
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"speed" 4 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 6 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"interior" 3 reviews
"light" 3 reviews

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John writes:
2002 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0 Review
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Looks, Handling

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2.sl0w... reliability

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Style, Not Speed — I put on 17" ASA AR1 black rims. If you plan on getting one of these.. make sure you get a 1.8T or the new 2.0T.. they're worth it.. but the 2.0 naturally asperated, isn't the way to go.. but i loved this car..

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Mohamed writes:
2002 Volkswagen Golf Review
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Good look....

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Everything breaks down all the time

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Avoid Golf — Performance-Slow, Braking is ok, handling is not bad. Build Qaulity-you have to repair everthing thing all the time. Appearance- Exterior is good, but interior is bad. Cost of Ownership- Expensive for nothing. Fun-it is not fun to drive at all.

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Ahmed writes:
2002 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0 Review
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Power

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expensive maintainance and spares

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Buy It If You Have Extra Money And You Do Not Care About Spending It On Car — Nice car, really love it but it is a big headeach when opens her mouse for any break down or maintainance. It is perfect in case you are rich and ready to spend on maintainance and expensive spare parts.....go for Japaneese cars do not use complicated german once.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Osama writes:
2002 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0 Review
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3

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german car

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alot of electric problems

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Ok — its nice car but its not recommended in gulf area, it has too many electrical problems because it has 2 or 3 computers in the car .certainly u find warning light on the dashboard lighting and to reset it you will pay much money .

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Herbert writes:
2002 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0 Review
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4

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Pretty good acceleration and great speed, well balanced off handling
and great steering response that offer a comfortable or aggressive
ride, depending on the driver.

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Not fit for extremely tall people.

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Basically A Really Fun Car To Drive. — 2002 4 Door Model, 23-35 city/highway mpg, front wheel drive, Max Speed of 160, Accelerates 0-60 in around 8-9 seconds, 115 Horsepower at 5,200 RPM, 2.0 Engine, 5 Spd Automatic, Color is Indigo Blue with Beige Upholstery, Black Dashboard with bright red needles over backlighted indigo gauges, AM-FM Radio/Tape/CD Player, Four wheel anti-lock disc brakes with ABS, dual front and side airbags, daytime running lights, fold-down back seats offer huge trunk room, power windows up/down, suprisingly roomy in the back, power door locks, excellent handling with compliant coil springs and gas-filled shocks, aggressive maneuvers cause little body roll, independent front and rear suspension, and 14.6 Fuel capacity

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Ameera writes:
2002 Volkswagen Golf Review
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like the way it looks & drives

Cons

nothing

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My Golf4 — overall performance is great. handling is great. good suspension.Acceleration a bit slow as its a 1600 otherwise fast enough & excellent on longroad. hardly needed repairs. interoir & exterior is excellent. Interior is fantastic.Luxury & comfortable interior.maintenance of the car is not expensive its economical & fun to drive. Id say its a nice family car as well...

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Trevor writes:
2002 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0 Review
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Safety is not an optional with volkswagen.

Cons

Avoid off-roading of any kind.  Kit is extremely low.

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Rocks. — Great acceleration and handling. Braking suffers a bit due to body mass causing lots of inertia. Its build is comparable to a Panzer tank, pure German style - undestructable. Its interior is feeling the wear and tear of every day use for over eight years. Average gas mileage and maintenance is a bit expensive compared to other cars of the same market level. It is always fun driving a golf!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Craig writes:
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Good Handling, Looks great, German, Fun to drive

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Heavy, Understeers in the wet [though i do throw it into corners :-) ]

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Great Small Car — Great car, very reliable German built, have had no problems with my car, The preformance is impressive as the car is quite heavy and is only a 1.6, with a 40MM drop and bigger Alloys fitted the handling is unbelievable, This car is extremely fun to drive and looks great i recommend to anyone looking for a small hatchback.

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sebweb2 writes:
2002 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0 Review
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Small but very convenient with all that's needed

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could have a prettier design

sebweb2
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A Fun Car For Every Day + Even Perfect For A Couple's Vacations — Doesn't consume much gas and works with the less expensive ones (88 and 91). It's a manual so it gives the driver more control and makes it even more fuel efficient Has all the options needed (sun roof, heated seats, CD player...) Robust as most VW's!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Nico writes:
2002 Volkswagen Golf GL TDI Review
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everything

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not enough hp

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Vw - 4 Life — good performance for a 90hp diesel engine with a little trim chip and turbo charging 1.9 bar.the cost is very little a year eaven tho the diesel tax. very fun car to drive!! low on diesel, 4,5 liters per 100km on main road in city when i drive attleast10-12 L/100km

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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