2005 Volkswagen Golf User Reviews

2005 Volkswagen Golf Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 32 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:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • 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" 13 reviews
"power" 10 reviews
"handling" 9 reviews
"speed" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 4 reviews
"turbo" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"heavy car" 2 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews

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Matt_76 writes:
2005 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0 Review
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5

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Well built, great daily driver

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It is what it is... with a maunal transmission it might have more pep but for a 4 speed automaitic it does just fine.

Matt_76
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Great All Around Car — If you are looking for a well built Germany auto and it needs to do alittle bit of everything you cannot go wrong with the VW golf. I got the car with 90K 4 years ago and now have 156K and other than keeping up with the standard maintance it owes me nothing.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ben writes:
2005 Volkswagen Golf GT TDI Review
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The super strong mid range punch and handling that just wont let go

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Alloys wheels loose their laquer too easily

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Money Well Spent As Its Proven To Be Very Reliable And Is Always A Pleasure To Drive — 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 performance, build quality,reliability,and retaining its retail value.2.0 Tdi 6 speed worth the extra money over the 1.9 Tdi.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Chikou writes:
2005 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9 TDi Review
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Power

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i dont know

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Golf Plus — i love my car because is a nice car when you drive my car you feel awssome acceleration is good handling very good She is a best car a dervie .no is really car i love all volkswagen but this car is amizing

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Edward writes:
2005 Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI Review
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Golf Tdi Sportsline — This car is awesome when it comes down to fuel consumption, but I believe some of the quality has been lost due to manufacturing in South Africa.

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Benjamin writes:
2005 Volkswagen Golf GT TDI Review
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its a golf and its derv

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its a golf and its derv

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Just My Car — only had this car a month but all is good so far better than mr2 does everything well so far. got 17s on at the mo but should be getting some 18s some its black five door 140 bhp hmm

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Blair writes:
2005 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0 Review
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fun to drive, will never break, has tons of airbags

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it's slower than george bush,

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Extremely Well Made, Very Safe, Fun To Drive, And Cheap To Insure — The 4th gen golf is safe and well made, stability control, ABS, and side airbags come as standard. It's got an antiquated 115bhp engine, but it'll happily rev up to 6500rpm through the gears. It goes from 0-60 in under 9 seconds, which is faster than a yaris. It's very heavy, so it feels much bigger than it actually is. Push it through the corners and it'll go on three wheels before it lets go. It's great fun to drive, and it's extremely refined for an economy car.

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

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Tricia writes:
2005 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9 TDi Review
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Great fuel economy!

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Little reliabilty issues

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My Tdi — Fun to drive. Has some get up and go. It's a great commuter car. It gets really excellent fuel economy, but it does have some reliability issues. We've had 2 sunroof water leaks and the hatch back lock selenoid is not working properly. It is a fun little car though.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Lian writes:
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stylish, performance and accelleration is a bomb

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the body is a bit fragile to kill it off easily!!

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Very Good But A Fragile Heart!!! — pure nice this is the bomb, in performance and style. the acceleration is quite good as well,the inside is big and comfortable enough to drive. the only downside was that its a bit fragile in place which might put ppl off but overall is a geniune buy for secondhand and a future classic!!!!!

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Michael writes:
2005 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9 TDi Review
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looks and performance.build quality and safety

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poor wheels and cost. a little bit more than an average hatchback

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Mint Car Absolute Rock — safety great . build good . performance is great with a chip other wise good.personally the look is amazing however it does come with steels and trims which is a downer for the cred. overall a great golf as always from volkswagon.get in.

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Kari-Pekka writes:
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Simplistic interior design, logical controls, handles accordingly well.

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Engine. It's not GTI.

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If Was Good Enough For Pope, It's Good Enough For Me.. — My first VW. German design appears to high quality.

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