2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0 from North America
The perfect econobox car for me
I had the oil consumption problem, a quart every 1200 miles.
I purchased my Golf new in 2001, put 100,000 miles on it and then bought another new one.
On the negative side, I had the oil consumption problem and it seemed like VW did everything possible to give me the runaround on it. I would have pushed them, but it was easier to just dump in a quart of oil.
In the end, I traded the car in to a VW dealer for a very good trade-in value and now THEY have a car with an oil consumption problem. (Hey, they kept telling me there was nothing wrong.) And I bought another one. Why buy another you ask? Because everything else about the car was great. The whole equation of purchase price, comfort, performance, economy, and reliability added up to a great experience. Nothing else I looked at gave me cruise control, power windows, power locks, a full size spare, heated mirrors, ABS, 3-way adjustable seats, adjustable steering column, etc., etc., etc., Other econoboxes with comparable features were over 19K USD. (I paid 15K.) And nothing else felt as solid on the highway at 85 MPH. (I have a long, high-speed commute.) And except for the oil problem, nothing at all went wrong with the car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th November, 2004