Mar 05, 2018
It has been 44 years since the Volkswagen Golf made its debut in the auto market. Having gone through up and down period, the car has gained great achievements including prestigious awards like the World Car of the Year in 2009, the Motor Trend Car of the Year award in 2015, etc. Although the car has gone through a total of 7 generations with a number of updates, aged Golfs still receive a great favor of car enthusiasts, especially those are in Nigeria. Following the previous article, this time, Naijauto.com will bring you one more review of this popular car for its aged model of the fourth generation - the Volkswagen Golf 4 2004 review. We truly hope that this in-depth review will provide useful information for you.
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The Volkswagen Golf 4 2004 features large distinctive twin headlights combining turn signals and fog lamps in the same lens. The fourth generation comes with a great refinement, quality and an excellent package of safety features. Some rivals out there may own better looks or bring more enjoyable driving experiences but no model can deliver an extremely spacious cabin and an elegant yet solid look like the Golf can.
The Volkswagen Golf 4 2004 features large distinctive twin headlights combining turn signals and fog lamps in the same lens
It can be said that the Golf 4 is one of the best choices among small family vehicles as it can bring more than what this kind of car can transfer. The car has a slow depreciation and a reasonable running cost. For the petrol engine variants, the Golf’s fuel economy is good but the diesel versions are even greater, particularly the high-pressure injection PD engines.
It can be said that the Golf 4 is one of the best choices among small family vehicles as it can bring more than what this kind of car can transfer
Volkswagen Golf 4 - History
The Volkswagen Golf 4 2004 interior boasts a good equipment which can comfort occupants of every size and shape with various levels of seat height, steering wheel pulls and slants, making the driving experience more comfortable and assured.
The Volkswagen Golf 4 2004 interior boasts a good equipment which can comfort people with every size and shape
The controls of the car are well positioned with great forward visibility, although it comes with slightly limited view in the rear due to head restraints and side pillars. The Golf 4 brings a pleasant and convenient ride even during a long trip with a spacious cargo area, a 12 V power socket for devices like a car refrigerator, and convenient luggage hooks. It also provides vast headroom for all occupants.
The Golf 4 comes standard with dual front airbags, tilt steering wheel, air-conditioning, power assisted steering, split fold rear seats and central locking.
The Golf 4 brings a pleasant and convenient ride
Convenient devices in the Volkswagen Golf 4 2004
Volkswagen Golf 4 2004 cup holders
Volkswagen Golf 4 2004 roomy cargo space
Volkswagen Golf 4 2004 roomy cargo space
Volkswagen Golf 4 2004 engines come available with a variety of options and all of them are good. Petrol engines are offered with meek 1.4 L, the dynamic 1.8L and shiny V5 but the 1.6 L seems to satisfy most drivers.
Although they run with a bit awful noises, their performances are brilliant with an average rate of fuel consumption of 49 mpg, which is evaluated as fine for a vehicle with sporty features. The Golf 4 may have a less great reputation as its predecessors but its driving capacity is beyond expectation.
The Golf 4 may have a less great reputation as its predecessors but its driving capacity is beyond expectation
It is more delicate than ever and brings safe and peaceful feel as running. The steering is correct and offers good response while the ride is easy and smooth, bringing a relaxing and competent drive. On both highways and town roads, the car runs with quietness and slot into a small space with ease.
The Volkswagen Golf 4 2004 can surely comfort anyone inside it. It comes equipped with adjustable supportive seats, uncomplicated dashboard layout and comfortable position for driving, making it become a favorite car for many. All controls are excellently designed and accessible, however the stereo controls are quite complex to use on the go.
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|Volkswagen Golf 4 2004 pros and cons|
|Volkswagen Golf 4 2004 specs|
|Body type||4/5 seater hatchback|
|Number of doors||3|
|Dimensions & Weights|
|Track/tread (front)||1514 mm|
|Track/tread (rear)||1494 mm|
|Ground clearance||102 mm|
|Length :wheelbase ratio||1.67 mm|
|Kerb weight||1257 kg 2771 lb|
|Fuel tank capacity||55 litres|
|Drive wheels||front wheel drive|
|Steering||power assisted rack & pinion|
|Wheel size front||6J x 15|
|Wheel size rear||6J x 15|
|Tyres front||P195/65 R 15 H|
|Tyres rear||P195/65 R 15 H|
|Front brake diameter||280 mm|
|Rear brake diameter||232 mm|
|Top gear ratio||0.84|
|Final drive ratio||4.24|
Please consult the table below for the fair market price of the Volkswagen Golf:
|Volkswagen Golf 4 2004 price|
|Volkswagen Golf 2004 GTi Automatic||₦ 450,000 - 600,000|
|Volkswagen Golf 2004 GL 2.0||₦ 550,000 - 700,000|
|Volkswagen Golf 2004 2.0 FSi Sportline||₦ 600,000 - 650,000|
|Tokunbo Volkswagen Golf 4 prices in Nigeria|
|Tokunbo Volkswagen Golf 4 2004||₦ 870,000 – N1,600,000|
Volkswagen Golf 4 for sale is not very hard to find in Nigeria with prices ranging from N450,000 to N1.6 million nairas. You can take a look at our inventory of Volkswagen Golf 4 for sale. You'll get the most options and the most competitive prices, while saving the most time and effort.
Otherwise, if you live in Lagos, you can visit one of the popular dealerships in Lagos. They offer consultation from the sale team and some financing scheme. However, you should expect higher price tags.
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Lastly, If you have time to travel and love challenges, you can go to Cotonou, Benin Republic to hunt for a tokunbo Volkswagen Golf 4 there. Make sure to pocket our Cotonou cars buying guide: buying steps & prices (updated 2019).
The positive feedbacks the Volkswagen Golf received has proven for its great reputation, goodness and excellent performance. And what you see on the Golf 4 can also tell the truth. This car will be a perfect partner on every journey in your life. It will bring you to beautiful destinations with comfort, smoothness and enjoyment. Naijauto review team truly hopes that our Volkswagen Golf 4 2004 review has brought you the most accurate depiction of this Volkswagen's great hatchback.
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