2005 Golf

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2005 Volkswagen Golf

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4.0 out of 5 stars

4.0

7 Reviews
2005 Volkswagen Golf
4.4 out of 5 starsComfort
4.7 out of 5 starsPerformance
4.4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling
4.3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
3.9 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3.7 out of 5 starsReliability
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5 out of 5 stars

Better than Honda!

by Adventurer from Allentown, PA on June 25, 2008

After owning Hondas and Acuras, VW's TDI has the advantage of being more reliable, more fuel efficient, and much more fun to drive. I often meet other TDI owners at the diesel pump with well over 250,000 miles or more on theirs. With over 120k on mine, it still runs great and is fun to drive. Very little maintenance, everything except tires and timing belt are original! At highway speeds the engine just purrs at a low RPM. As a driver's car with economy and safety, it is a great commuter car. The hatch and flip-forward seats make this a practical car. This is a well-build car that even maintains proper tire alignment better than most. To date, the best car I've owned!

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsReliability

Purchased a New car

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Best car i have owned

by Dog Trainer from new jersey on July 2, 2014

Looking for a new one my last one lasted 250,000 miles and only want a new car that has been taking care of and from a dealer i can trust

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsReliability

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Best car ever

by Peter from NV. on March 16, 2014

Hard to find, fun to drive, great gas mileage, I bought mine five years ago used, and never had a serious problem. love my golf!!!

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsReliability

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

Fun, sporty, and nimble

by Uncle Chad from Evanston, Illinois on January 5, 2018

I owned the 2005 Golf TDI GLS since 2011 and have loved it. I've been to the mechanic the average number of times for an older car so it's not as reliable as a Honda or Toyota, I'd say, but it's been super-fun as a city car (easy to park and get through narrow areas) and there's nothing like taking it to Indiana or rural Illinois and zipping around country roads and downshifting into a sharp turn in this thing. The features on the GLS (at least back in 2005) are really nice and the sounds system rocks.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsReliability

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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2 out of 5 stars

Beware this money pit!

by TDI Mom from Mesa, AZ on April 12, 2009

I've owned this car for 2 years (was certified pre-owned) and it is a total money pit. Dealer did all my maintenance, which cost thousands over the past two years. Just got the word that the car needs a new cam shaft at 70K miles, which is ridiculous. This is a fine car otherwise, so if you don't mind throwing all your hard earned money at it to keep it running, go for it!

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
1 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
2 out of 5 starsReliability

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car!!

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3 out of 5 stars

Has some good qualities but . . .

by Rational Car Owner from Chicago, IL on March 12, 2008

My wife and I bought our Golf new in 05. After three years, we still like it's design, driveability and the many safety features the car offers. However, we've had nagging problems with burnt out lights both inside and outside the car and the overall maintenance costs seem high. With that said, we probably would still buy another VW especially the upcoming Clean TDIs.

3 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
3 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
2 out of 5 starsReliability

Purchased a New car

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

Nice car

by pauld from Charlotte, NC on July 7, 2010

Nice diesel car with great fuel economy. Good interior design. Well selected sets of features. It definitely worth to consider.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
3 out of 5 starsExterior Styling
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsReliability

Purchased a New car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car!!

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