2004 Volkswagen Golf User Reviews

2004 Volkswagen Golf Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 21 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 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

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PROS
"fuel economy" 10 reviews
"ride" 7 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
"comfortable car" 3 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews
"doors" 2 reviews

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lakemcdougall writes:
2004 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0 Review
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5

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Handling MPG Reliability

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Finding the right mechanic.

lakemcdougall
65

German Engineering Used To Mean Made In Germany — 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 bulbs, and shocks and a new battery a few months back (OEM battery lasted 8 years in the Northeast!). However, I drive it like a truck. It's loaded with 100s of lbs of materials driven on mountainous back roads, many unpaved. so replacing oem shocks at 85k means they took a serious beating. I love rack and pinion. I want handling and absolute control around corners and tight spots. This car delivers. I've owned a GTI, diesel Passat, diesel wagon. But fossil fuels are a thing of the past, it's on to a hybrid.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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xelha67 writes:
2004 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0 Review
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5

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runs great

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small family car

xelha67
25

Reliable, Low Cost Maitenance — It's a very nice car made in Germany. It is very reliable. It is a fuel saver. It is fun to drive and sporty. You can't go wrong with this car.It has a lot of leg room too! Love it!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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small_car_enthusiast writes:
2004 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9 TDI Review
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5

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milage

small_car_enthusiast
35

Fun And Powerfull In The Mountains — This car has been virtually maintaince free for 120k. It now has a weird rattle. If that gets fixed then I think I can get another 80k out of it. Only problem with car has been 17 year old son, who keeps running it into things. Now it has numerous little dents.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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cnc_paul writes:
2004 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0 sedan Review
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4

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Fun car to bomb around in.

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2.0l reliable but gutless

cnc_paul
25

Solid Car — Great first car for someone. Very reliable,fun to drive. Speed demon it is not. Never had and issues other than basic maintenance. Mileage on the 2.0L is ok. Always have had a volkswagen,(9 in all) over all great car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Omar writes:
2004 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0 Review
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4

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appearance

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too small

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Gigi — it is a great car with great appearance, very smooth on the road. the 2.0 8v engine gives u enough power to enjoy your self with the minimum cost. very fun to drive, i for instance have installed a sound system that blows your head off. :P

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Andy writes:
2004 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0 Review
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5

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heated seats, handling

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kinda small

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My Vw Golf — Great car, runs like a top, does everything we need it to do, cheap to maintain, looks good, handles excellent, has all the toys -- heated seats rock! Getting a little tight for the kiddies inside but still a great car.

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Wesley writes:
2004 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9 TDI sedan Review
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5

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Great fuel economy, great style, comfortable

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None so far

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My First Vw — 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 low. If all goes well I will stay in the TDI family for a long time.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Francisco writes:
2004 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0 Review
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Fuel Efficiency and A good car as it is VW

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No Power :(

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Good Car — I like that it is fuel efficient but I much rather have a GTI, it is very comfortable but if you are planning on putting anything as in cargo its not a good idea. Over all the car is a good car after all it is a VW

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Nathan writes:
2004 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0 Review
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Awsome

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colour

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Awsome — Great performance good acceleration strong brakes the handling is alrite fantastic build quality and the car looks superb it hasnt needed any repairs because it is that good is hasnt broke teh apperance is exqusite and the car is generally amazing to drive.

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

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Michael writes:
2004 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0 Review
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Sporty, Looks and sounds good

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Sport suspension, Loud exhaust

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If You Want Overall Versatility, The Golf Is The Best Choice — 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) Appearance- I get compliments everywhere I go Cost of Ownership- about 25 mpg, and $40 oil change twice a year. Very Fun to Drive

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

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