2003 Volkswagen Golf

Up to 24 MPG city / 31 MPG hwy
$15,295 - $18,710

The 2003 Golf is a 2- or 4-door, 5-passenger family coupe, or family sedan, available in 6 trims, ranging from the GL 2.0 to the GLS 1.9 TDI. The 2003 Golf's closest competitors include the Chevrolet Cavalier, the Mazda MAZDASPEED Protegé, and the Volvo S40.

Upon introduction, the GL 2.0 is equipped with a standard 2.0-liter, I4, 115-horsepower engine that achieves 24-mpg in the city and 31-mpg on the highway. The GLS 1.9 TDI is equipped with a standard 1.9-liter, I4, 90-horsepower, turbo, diesel engine that achieves 42-mpg in the city and 49-mpg on the highway. A 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard on both trims, and a 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is optional.

The 2003 Golf is a carryover from 2002.
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Reviews and Ratings
Overall
Pros Cons
Engine fuel economy combined with acceleration Actual highway mileage well below epa rating
Handling is amazing - like a race car but comfortable Storage capacity: places to put things in the front
Ride & handling are excellent, beyond expectations for a compact. Heating system could work faster and be more quiet
Attractive, well designed vehicle interior Structure - would like to feel more secure
Powerful acceleration and responsive handling. Center console storage is useless, could use more storage overall
Overall feels & drives like a very well - engineered car. Interior quietness: sounds like a window is open when at higher speed.
Acceleration - diesel but has great pick up Locking doors beeps the horn & no way to change it.
Interior roominess - compact car with great space inside Ride over potholes is not good
Ease in handling, spare interior Stock tires - all season dunlops are below average for this car.
Power & performance are spot on; fun to drive. No led tail lights, on such a new car they should be stock