I have just got a VW Golf GLI 2.0 Litre. Driving the car is very pleasant and comfortable.
I have driven several cars from various manufacturers with engine capacities ranging from 1.8 to 2.4 litres. In all these cars I used to drive 80 Km/hr at 2000 rpm and 120 Km/hr at 3000 rpm. However when driving the Golf I noticed that when driving at 80 Km/hr the engine operates at 2500 rpm and when driving at 120 Km/hr the engine reaches 4000 rpm. I'm thinking that this rpm rate is a bit high and considering to take the car back to the dealer. Especially that the fuel consumption seems to be a little higher than expected from 2.0 litre engine.
I'm still not very familiar with VW and I'm wondering if this is normal for VW engines or it needs to be tuned up?
I wonder if any body else experienced the same thing?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th November, 2005
15th Nov 2006, 20:17
The rpms that the engine turns while at a given speed have nothing to do with power or tuning, it has to do with gearing. That is simply the way that the car was made.
2001 Volkswagen Golf 2.0
The car is a heavy duty vehicle and of high quality
ABS warning light turns on and off with no reason. ABS still works when warning light is on.
Interior plastic over the ashtray and doors is easily scratched.
Engine temperature exceeds the normal when exterior temperature exceeds 43 degrees centigrade.
Think twice before doing any serious Manouvres.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 25th October, 2004
Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 2 reviews