• (4.2) 9 reviews
  • MSRP: $1,330$7,422
  • Body Style: Hatchback
  • Combined MPG: 27-42
  • Engine: 115-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2004 Volkswagen Golf

Our Take on the 2004 Volkswagen Golf

Our Take

Structurally related to the four-door Jetta, Volkswagen’s front-wheel-drive Golf hatchback comes with two or four doors. The automaker also produces a performance-oriented companion called the GTI coupe. Both were last redesigned for the 1999 model year.A new version of Volkswagen’s 1.9... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Seat adjustments
  • Difficult entry and exit in two-door model

Notable Features

  • Two- or four-door hatchback
  • Gasoline and diesel engines
  • Manual or automatic
  • Related to sporty GTI model
  • European heritage


Consumer Reviews


Average based on 9 reviews

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Excellent Car German Style

by James from Kentucky on November 19, 2008

This is the 3rd Golf that I have owned and it has been the best. I purchased the vehicle used and it was certified. The Golf goes anywhere. It does well in the snow. I would recommend it to a friend i... Read Full Review

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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 6 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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