The 2002 Golf has been carried over basically unchanged from last year. This popular hatchback is available in two trims, GL and GLS. Both... Read More
The 2002 Golf has been carried over basically unchanged from last year. This popular hatchback is available in two trims, GL and GLS. Both may be equipped with either a 2.0L four-cylinder gasoline engine or a 1.9L four-cylinder turbocharged diesel. The diesel engine achieves an efficient fuel consumption rating of 42-mpg city and 49-mpg highway. All Golf models are receive a standard five-speed manual transmission, with a four-speed automatic available at extra cost. Standard safety features include four-wheel anti-lock brakes, side-impact door beams, and dual front and side-impact airbags. A power sunroof and 15-inch alloy wheels are available in the Luxury Package. An optional Monsoon eight-speaker premium sound system is also available. Minimize
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30 Reviews from Epinions.com
Oct 20, 2006
fast, efficient, and durable
Pros: fuel efficiency, agility, great brakes, good build quality, comfort at long haul.
Cons: lack of body rigidity, rattle, squeaks; bad dealers service in California but great in connecticut
The best commuter's car. Watch out for dealer service stations inexperience with TDI service. Use all synthetic oil for DIESELl (not gas) engines such as Delvac from Mobil. Read More at Epinions.com
Mar 14, 2002
Economy -vs- Fun... Why not have both?
Pros: Excellent MPG, Powerful, Quick, Fun to Drive, Comfortable seats, Great Stereo!
Cons: Not many...
A great car that puts the fun back into driving, and cuts your gas bill in half at the same time! I actually enjoy the commute to/from work, now. Read More at Epinions.com
Nov 28, 2003
Great Economy, Looks, and Interior. Love it more now than when newly purchased.
Pros: Fuel economy, very comfortable, and fun to drive.
Cons: Cold starts and automatic transmissions.
I would highly recommend VW diesel vehicles to individuals who want to get better fuel economy, have the potential to depend on domestic BioDiesel, and enjoy fine German engineering. Read More at Epinions.com
Jan 23, 2006
Pleasure to Drive; Pain to Repair
Pros: great suspension and steering, satisfying interior, excellent brakes, safety
Cons: unimpressive gas mileage for 115 hp, dangerously protruding door frame corners, unreliable ignition system/electrical
Wonderful driving experience, but consider the reliability issue carefully. Read More at Epinions.com
Jul 2, 2003
Most over-looked compact on the market
Pros: Distinctive styling, a joy to drive, handling & power AWESOME.
Cons: TDIs are hard to find!
Last make/model I ever expect to own Read More at Epinions.com
Apr 12, 2003
Buy the Diesel and experience the zip!
Pros: Golf TDI - High torque at low RPM's = The ultimate pocket rocket!
Cons: The Diesel engine sounds like a truck.
Just like everyone else says - Economy and zip. Throw a box modification in like I did and Japanese competitors will eat your shorts. Read More at Epinions.com
Jul 2, 2003
VW Golf IV 1.8 T GTI - The best car I've ever had. It's FUN.
Pros: Easy to drive,fun,low rev acceleration,design.
Cons: Wallows on big bends
Its a great car to have and live with for several years and I never tire of it. It's a lot of fun. Read More at Epinions.com
Apr 8, 2003
Practically new 2002 GLS
Pros: Stylish, luxury interior, quality fit and finish, holds value
Cons: Awkward blind spot, fuel economy
A wonderful little city car with tonnes of personality and class. Except for a few quirks, I am completely satisfied. Read More at Epinions.com
Jul 7, 2002
Awesome diesel (TDI)
Pros: Driveability, steering, power, ride, gas mileage.
Cons: Cramped back seat, cost.
If you like to drive, this is one of the lower priced true German driving machines. Read More at Epinions.com
Mar 22, 2002
The car is spacious, and you'll need a passenger to hold your soda!
Pros: Great sound system, remote control keys
Cons: Seats aren't the greatest, world's stupidest drink holder
This is a fun little car that people (especially chubby men) will stare at jealously in intersections. beep. beep. Read More at Epinions.com
Jul 31, 2002
2002 VW Golf GL
Pros: good looking, spacious, great stereo!, blue dash lights
Cons: drink holder is in a bad spot
If you are looking for a good reliable car thats fun to drive and easy on the wallet, get the 2002 Golf. Read More at Epinions.com