Volkswagen Golf Reviews from Israel

2000 Volkswagen Golf Generation 1.6

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.6 Automatic
Performance marks 0 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 kilometres
Most recent distance125000 kilometres
Previous carAcura TSX

Summary:

Could be better

Faults:

The car looks great and handles well, but the engine is very small and it gives you the feeling that the car is too heavy, and it needs to go on a diet.

Other problem; the acceleration is dead, the kickdown doesn't work most of the times; when you climb a hill, it just dies. Problem with the transmission; it always slides between 3 and 4 gears, which gives it an uncomfortable ride.

General Comments:

It looks great, it has a lot of accessories, but the engine is too slow, and the automatic gear box is bad, but no electric or engine problems.

Another problem is that it loves to drink a lot of fuel compared to other 1.6s. We have an Acura with a 2.4, and its more economic than the Golf, but girls like it.

It's well built; the materials inside are better than any car in this category.

It's good for a woman who needs to pick up her kids, but not for performance on the road.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 6th January, 2010

2001 Volkswagen Golf Comfortline 2.0

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance40000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Golf

Summary:

Don't touch this car

Faults:

The front windows dropped 2 times (there was a recall, but only for the front)

The gearbox started to make noise after 6 months and was sent to be repaired, but the problem keeps coming back from time to time.

The right front bumper had a problem that had to be fixed.

General Comments:

It's a comfortable car and have a great air conditioning, but other than that - it's a crappy Golf and gives Volkswagen a bad name.

The dealer never admitted of the gearbox problem, the front windows were replaced, but he said that the problem is only with the front.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th January, 2006

2000 Volkswagen Golf GTi 1.8 turbo

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.8 turbo Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired50 kilometres
Most recent distance13000 kilometres
Previous carLexus LS400

Summary:

High quality/high performance German bargain

Faults:

1. Noise from the front suspension/wheels. From the first day I have had the car, I've heard a wierd noise from the front wheels and suspension. The dealer said it's nothing, but I hear the noise all day, especially when taking fast turns and starting on a hill.

2. Front wheels always slip/spin. The car has a lot of power, and is front wheel drive. VW should have put in a traction control system. Drivers cannot use the car's full power otherwise the wheels spin.

General Comments:

Awesome German handling and power.

Best deal for the money.

Great car, with some desigh flaws VW needs to recall and fix ASAP!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th October, 2000

9th Feb 2001, 06:59

Wheel spin? Your car should have traction control fitted as standard like my 1999 model.

20th Apr 2001, 13:00

Its obviously an import, and you are paying the price with no TCS...

27th May 2001, 14:27

You said you heard a weird noise? Could the weird noise possibly be the turbo? Most cars that are turbocharged have that "weird noise"

Average review marks: 5.9 / 10, based on 3 reviews