2005 Volkswagen Golf Overview


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2.0 TDI
GL 1.9 TDI sedan
GL 2.0
Avg. Price: $5,209
GL 2.0 sedan
Avg. Price: $5,437
GLS 1.9 TDi
Avg. Price: $5,452
GLS 2.0
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4.35 stars

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Looove Her - Decided To Keep Her And Maintain Even After She's Paid For :) by Adele
 — Test drove the car; when the turbo kicked in in second-gear and we felt the car propel, we were pretty much sold. Love the fuel efficiency of the diesel; dunno whether we'll ever go back to petrol aga... Read More
Why I Love My Golf Tdi by Granton
 — I love my VW...!! I've owned it for about 2.5 years, having bought it new. It's never skipped a beat. The performance of the 2.0TDI engine is more than adequate, with ample torque available from quit... Read More
Money Well Spent As Its Proven To Be Very Reliable And Is Always A Pleasure To Drive by Ben
 — Simply Brilliant,Fast,torquey and still acheives 55mpg,very sure footed handling which is almost impossible to upset no matter how hard you drive it,Has to be one of the best cars on the market for pe... Read More

2005 Volkswagen Golf Overview

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2005 Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen made no changes to its venerable Golf hatchback for 2005, in anticipation of a completely redesigned vehicle due the following year. Two basic trim packages were still available. The Golf GL came in either a two-door or a four-door version. The two-door Golf was available with only a 115-hp, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder gas engine, while the four-door version was available with either the 4-cylinder gas engine or a 100-hp, 1.9-liter diesel engine with the TDI (turbo direct injection) feature.

The four-door, higher-end Golf GLS was available with the same two engines. A five-speed manual transmission was standard equipment across the line. 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 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.

Drivers gave positive marks to the Golf's build quality, acceleration, handling, safety features, and smooth-shifting manual transmission. Gas mileage, though, was noted by some drivers as not being as good as expected.


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