2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L from North America
A real treat to drive, so I don't mind the commute
When I bought my Golf, there were a few cosmetic problems, at no fault to the manufacturer, merely signs of being "used", and besides a few minor vibrations in the dash and driver's shoulder belt pulley, there have been no problems with my car. I am completely satisfied with my car.
I GASPED at the thought that someone on a previous comment stated that handling in a Ford Focus was BETTER than the Golf. Are you nuts?!? I drive my car about 80 miles a day, commuting into Houston, TX on some fine highways and some terrible surface streets, so I can say that my car gets put through its paces. While it may have more body roll than a Porsche, that's to be expected. While the suspension on those dreaded pothole covered streets is stiff, what cars wouldn't be? I lug a full drum set, large potted plants, and architectural models around inside my car, and it's a real champ. I feel TOTALLY safe in my car. Did I mention that someone said a Ford Focus was better? That is laughable. All my friends still comment on how slick my car is, even after driving it for 24,000 + miles. It does the job, and it does it with style and grace.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th December, 2002
21st Dec 2002, 04:45
I can't comment too much on your circumstances, what with you being in America, but I can say from being in America you wouldn't have the slightest clue of what it means to have a car with great handling.
21st Dec 2002, 05:20
I don't know if it is "laughable" to think that a Focus handles better than a Golf. It all comes down to what "handling" means to you. If you look for precise steering and clear feedback when cornering then a Focus is the obvious choice. The golf steering is just too numb and the car rolls and floats when really pushed round a corner. You don't have to drive a Porsche to experience precise cornering and accurate steering. Don't get me wrong, the golf IV IS safe. But it's not inspiring for someone who thinks that driving should be much more than moving from A to B (be it in the city or on the motorway)
8th May 2008, 12:44
From having browsed this site for a few days, I can tell you that obviously people who post here mostly have negative comments about the cars...
This site is useless for someone who is interested in buying a VW and shouldn't be taken in account for its criticisms towards the cars.
If I had two more hands I would give this site 4 thumbs down.