2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI 4-door

Base price (with destination): $23,340
Price as tested: $27,690

Standard Equipment:
2.0-liter turbodiesel engine
6-speed manual transmission
Electro-mechanical power steering
Electronic stabilization program (ESP)
Anti-slip regulation (ASR)
Four-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
17-inch alloy wheels
Tire pressure monitoring system
Front and rear disc brakes
Air conditioning
Power & heated outside mirrors
Leather wrapped steering wheel/shift knob/e-brake handle
Cruise control
Tilt/telescoping steering column
Touch screen AM/FM radio with in-dash 6-CD changer
Auxiliary input/iPod adapter
Sirius satellite radio
Remote keyless entry
Power windows/locks/mirrors
Fog lights
Front and rear carpeted floor mats

Options on this vehicle:
Touch screen navigation system $1750

Power sunroof $1000

Bi-Xenon HID headlamps $700

Dynaudio sound system $476

Cold weather package $225
- Heated front seats and washer nozzles

Bluetooth connectivity $199

Key options not on vehicle:
DSG 6-speed automatic transmission $1100

Fuel economy:
30 / 41 / 34 mpg

Size: 2.0L turbodiesel I-4
Horsepower: 140 hp @ 4000 rpm
Torque: 236 lb-ft @ 1750-2500 rpm


6-speed manual

Curb weight: 2994 lb

17-inch aluminum wheels
225/45R17 94H Continental ContiProContact all-season tires

8 of 8
Edward A. Sanchez
Again, I'm skeptical. I do not dispute the positive first impression the interior materials and paint finish impart. But in my experience, VW spends money on the areas that consumers will touch and interact with on a regular basis (not necessarily a bad strategy in and of itself) but consequently, cheaps-out on behind-the-scenes or below-the-surface components and engineering. Case-in-point, the notoriously fragile window regulators on the Mk4 Golfs/Jettas. Until I'm convinced VW's inherent quality is up to the same standards as its admittedly impressive paint and interior materials, I'm not buying.

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