2004 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L TDI from North America


TDI Diesels are underrated and a blast to drive


Discoloration of the drivers seat. The seat is suppose to be black, but appears to have two tones to it (black and gray).

No serious impediments.

General Comments:

This car takes off very well - its acceleration is a pleasant surprise.

The torque makes driving in stop and go traffic a little jerky, but smooth use of the accelerator solves this.

The shifting in this car is super smooth... it makes it feel like you're a good shifter (even if you're not).

The interior has a comfortable feel... and it certainly has a lot of head room.

The car handles turns quite well with its stock parts.

The relative high mass makes it good to drive on highways.

The key-less entry is a little annoying as the auto-lock feature when driving.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th July, 2004

17th Sep 2004, 14:05

You can get this re-programmed from main dealer.

"The key-less entry is a little annoying as the auto-lock feature when driving."

18th Nov 2004, 18:16

Why would anybody buy a new mk 5 golf?

Quality is gone.

Price is rip off.

Vw service is a joke.

Vw trying to be prestige, but cars arnt up to the job.

7th Dec 2004, 09:45

We're more than happy with our 2004 Golf. We purchased it because of the gas mileage their diesel engine gets. I have a great distance to drive, so getting nearly 50 miles to the gallon was a huge selling point for this little car. In the year that we've owned it, we've put nearly 64,000 miles and had to replace a defective radio, which was covered under warranty. The service department at our VW dealership was very accomodating. This is the first VW we've ever owned and we are very VERY pleased!

27th Dec 2004, 19:29

I have also purchased a used Mk 5 Golf GT TDi and I am impressed with the performance and fuel economy. I am very pleased with my golf. No problems so far.

I also own a VW Caravelle 130 SE which is also a great vehicle.