2004 Volkswagen Golf Overview


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German Engineering Used To Mean Made In Germany by lakemcdougall
 — 90k in salt and snow, over mountainous passes and winding dirt roads. No rust. No repairs required until this year, put in a new starter. Otherwise all I've put into it is oil filters fluids brakes b... Read More
If You Want Overall Versatility, The Golf Is The Best Choice by Michael
 — mid to high performance( Cam, underdrive pulley, suspension, brakes, tires, exhaust, CAI, GIAC chip, HID Lights) Build Quality- only repairs needed, was a timing belt, water pump, alternator) Appearan... Read More
My First Vw by Wesley
 — The review for this car can be summarized in one short question. Got 50mpg? Car is comfortable and roomy. Handles great in rain or shine. Looks great! I just hoping the price of diesel fuel stays... Read More

2004 Volkswagen Golf Overview

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2004 Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagens have long been known for their diesel engines, and for 2004, the Golf got a more powerful TDI (turbo direct injection) diesel that still achieved around 50 miles per gallon on the freeway. The Golf's 1.9-liter diesel saw its horsepower upped from 90 to 100, giving it a bit of an extra kick off the line and a bit more help when passing at highway speeds.

The 100-hp diesel could be dropped into both the four-door Golf GL model and the higher-end four-door GLS version. The standard engine in the GL (also available in as a two-door model) and the GLS was a 115-hp, 2.0-liter gas engine. A five-speed manual transmission was standard across the line. A four-speed automatic transmission was optional with the gas-engine Golfs, while a five-speed automatic was optional with the TDI diesels.

Standard features for the base GL package included air conditioning, power windows, power door locks, front and side airbags for the driver and passenger, anti-lock brakes, a tilt/telescoping steering column, an anti-theft alarm system, a keyless entry system, cruise control, and a stereo system with a CD player. The GLS added a power sunroof, among other features. Stability control is optional across the line.

For the 2004 model year, Volkswagen also offered a limited-edition Golf R32, which came with a 240-hp, 3.2-liter V6 engine, a six-speed manual transmission, a dual exhaust system, and a sport-tuned suspension.

The Golf's acceleration, handling, braking, and safety features were cited as positive points by drivers, although some noted that frustrating quality-control issues persisted with the car. The electrical system and automatic transmission were singled out by some drivers as particularly troubling.


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Why Does Wipers Comes On When Car Is Started At Times On A Citi Golf 2004


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What Do I Do If I Put Gas In My Diesel Volkswagon?

accidentally put a few gallons of unleaded in my diesel, then put 10 gallons of diesel in, it ran and then stopped. What should i do at this point its a 2004 golf TDI

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T Piece

Ive been looking for 2004 golf 2.0 t piece online but all i can find is the ones that connects 3 hoses together and mine has 4 hose connector on it. I went to the dealer they also only have the ones...

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Epc Light For The 2004 Golf 2.0 L, The Light Is On. I Do Have To Get The Ca...

Perhaps there is a correlation? I thought the EPC light has to do with the brake lamp. Now I recently had the water pump, alternator, timing belt and battery replaced, now?

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