2005 Volkswagen Golf User Reviews

2005 Volkswagen Golf Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 31 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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Displaying 1 - 10 of 31 2005 Volkswagen Golf reviews.

Ben writes:
2005 Volkswagen Golf GT TDI Review
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5

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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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5

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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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Benjamin writes:
2005 Volkswagen Golf GT TDI Review
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4

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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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Mohamed writes:
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Handling

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durability

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I Love This Car — It is an excellent car for the first 5 yrs in terms of stability, braking, performance, handling, appearance, exterior styling. But all of the above will loose its value after the 5 yrs. Also the car is not durable and the interior building quality is poor. But...By all means this car is fun drive...:))

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

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UberCool007 writes:
2005 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9 TDi Review
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Hands down - 600 miles to a tank!

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Can be expensive to maintain.

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Keeping It! — The TDIs are probably one of the best cars in the hatchback segment. Built in Brazil, it aims to command 145 hp and 292 ft/lbs of Torque. Quality is in VW up till 2011!VW seems to have lost it with the 2011 Jetta entry level in terms of interior quality; what is going on???

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

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Marshal writes:
2005 Volkswagen Golf GT TDI Review
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This ride is a little monster on the streets

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notn sucks about this car

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Super Fast — Good acceleration capacity,5 gears,perfect handling,top speed 260km/h,custom alloy rims,traction control system(TCS),itz a fun car to drive,asphalt grapping tires(good for drifts),black interior spider sits ,point blank braking ability adjustable chasis.

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

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Blair writes:
2005 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0 Review
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4

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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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4

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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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Andy writes:
2005 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9 TDi Review
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Solid, Safe, Quick, Cheap to run

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Maybe a bit heavy

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Solid Golf Gives A Kick — Very solid feel, with doors that sounds like they were taken off a vault. Performance and economy is sound - I average 55mpg on regular runs and can get 65mpg on motorways. As well as being safe, it can also motor and when the turbo kicks in, you're away at a good pace.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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I Recommend This Card For Small Family By jenscruz

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2010 Volkswagen Golf Reviews

Hybrid Like Mileage With And Audi Like Feel By David

Very nice car that's a definite upgrade from the previous generation (which my wife has). Navigation system is very nice, but there's room for improvement there. The car is great at freeway speeds and... Read More

Little Bit Expensive By Jere

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2006 Volkswagen Golf Reviews

Wish It Had The Speed Of The R32 At Times..ha. By Kelly-jo

From a r32 to a Golf gt tdi,well what could a girl say!!!I love Golfs so im happy with this 1..Performance,acceleration not bad for a diesel..tax is nice and cheap..all in all u cant go wrong with a G... Read More

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2004 Volkswagen Golf Reviews

Reliable, Low Cost Maitenance By xelha67

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! Read More

Solid Car By cnc_paul

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) ov... Read More

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