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2010 VW Golf Hatchback

2010 Volkswagen Golf Review

(4 Stars)  The original is still the best

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Overview
The Golf has been in production for many years now and is a more recent form of the classic VW Rabbit. The 2010 model brings a whole new body to this slick little car and the all new Golf can be purchased with either a gasoline powered or diesel powered engine. The purchaser can also choose from the 2 door or 4 door models. The Golf is offering the same engines that have been available for years and this makes many believe that it is time for an upgrade or complete overhaul in this department.

The Golf comes with a standard 5 speed manual transmission or an optional six speed automatic. Many manufacturers have moved to the six speed automatic transmission for the simple reason that it gives a higher fuel economy and also makes the fluidity of shifting noticeably better. The 2010 Golf is a zippy little car and offers a very practical form of transportation at a reasonable price. This is not the most affordable model in the VW line up, but starting at $17,965 it does offer great value.

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2010 Golf Base Hatchback Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 2.5L in-linefive-cylinder DOHC and four valves per cylinder
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 23 MPG city, 30 MPG highway, 26 MPG combined and 378 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
14.5gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 170 hp @ 5,700 rpm; 177 ft lb of torque @ 4,250 rpm

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'10 VW Hatchback Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Trip Computer
  Exterior  
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Privacy Glass
  Interior  
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Cup Holders
  Safety  
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Brake Assist
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
  Tires and Wheels  
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Wheel Covers
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