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Volkswagen Golf Mk4 (1998 - 2004)

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reviewed by Tenchman7 on 25 September 2020
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reviewed by Bobby Colin's on 1 August 2017
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reviewed by Anonymous on 10 June 2017
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reviewed by Ivaylo Ivanov on 5 August 2016
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reviewed by symonh on 7 March 2016
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reviewed by HonestTam on 16 January 2016
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reviewed by bikeman on 15 November 2014
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reviewed by T5SUG on 29 November 2013
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reviewed by Bollo79 on 13 May 2013
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reviewed by Comical Engineer on 8 April 2013
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reviewed by thewigger on 28 February 2013
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reviewed by Anonymous on 14 February 2013
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reviewed by ema_89 on 15 December 2010
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TDI GT 115 PD

reviewed by Spamspamspam on 12 December 2010
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Overall reliability

Awful

Bought this car on the basis of VW's reputation for reliable cars that hold their value.

I had no end of problems. First thing i noticed was that the economy was nowhere near claimed, and i only ever got 42ish mpg. On long runs at 60mph it would creep up to 50mpg. The doors leaked water into the interior of the car, all the interior fell to peices, buttons stopped working, the rear washer pipe came out, the suspension bushes wore out quickly and cost a lot to be fixed, the coolant sensor was always playing up, the handling was utterly atrocious for what was supposed to be a 'GT' car, the EGR failed, the shocks started leaking, batteries cost 150 quid, CV boots failed and finally the head gasket blew at 100,000 miles (and the garage had seen quite a few similar problems on the PD engines).

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reviewed by JaxxB on 24 November 2010

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