...Other options include leather upholstery, seat heaters and a premium Monsoon sound system. Fifteen-inch alloy wheels and mild-mannered 195/65 tires are standard on these models, so you might consider upgrading the wheels and tires if you plan on doing serious driving in your GLS Turbo. Step up to the GLX, and you'll get all of the above, except the CD player and changer, which remain dealer-installed options. GLX exclusives include 16-inch wheels and 205/55 tires; automatic climate control; a self-dimming rearview mirror; rain-sensing wipers, a trip computer and real wood trim. To allay...
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...The ventilation system includes standard pollen, dust and odor filters. Dashboard gauges are lit up in the same, cool blue that's used in the VW New Beetle. Side airbags are standard in the GTI, but they're optional on the Focus and Corolla and not even offered in the Neon and ECHO. In addition, VW has 3-point shoulder belts at every one of the five seat positions in the car, even in the middle of the back seat. Each passenger also gets a height-adjustable and lockable head restraint. The Focus doesn't include head restraints in the back seat. And those of us who are of short stature are...
..." She gave me her best "pity the fool" look, and turned away. Nuts & Bolts 2000 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLS 1.8T Complaints: The paint, of course, and the rear seats. It's very tight back there for anyone larger than a munchkin. Praise: The car is geared more to the driver than to passengers, which is a good thing if you love to drive. It handles extremely well, accelerates nicely (0 to 60 mph in about 8 seconds) and panic-brakes without losing composure. I had fun in this one. Head-turning quotient: It's a motorized traffic sign, which brings up another point. The tropic orange version of...
...Under the Hood Three engines are available. A 115-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder is standard in the Golf GL and GLS and GTI GLS. A 1.9-liter, turbocharged direct-injection diesel, four-cylinder with 90 horsepower is optional on those models. The GTI GLX uses a 172-horsepower, 2.8-liter V-6. The diesel comes only with a five-speed manual and the others with a choice of the manual or four-speed automatic. The 2.0-liter gasoline engine has adequate zip, and the V-6 is energetic and entertaining. The diesel is surprisingly quiet and quick and delivers impressive fuel economy (40 mpg city and...
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