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Old May 18th, 2017, 14:35   #16
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^ ^ ^ ^

Amazing what you can get in the back of one. Add a hitch and
roof racks and it gets downright astonishing what you can haul.

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Old May 18th, 2017, 21:38   #17
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Originally Posted by oilhammer View Post
I've had both, after the 3d gen, the Golf is better.
Here's why:
Rear headroom.
Outward visibility.
Trunk opening.
If I had to have one car, there is ZERO chance it could ever be a small sedan. There is just too many times I have put stuff in my Golf that would not have ever fit in a Jetta. At least the earlier Jettas still had the same roof line in back, it did not sweep down chopping off the rear head room, and they were still a "3 box" sedan, with lots of easy sight out of the rear window, and had a giant trunk for a small car (actually, the trunk on my A2 Jetta is bigger than my B5 Passat!).
Push mower, chairs, shop sink, a big ZF transmission, and even a 1Z 4 cyl TDI engine... complete, fully dressed, turbo and all, will fit in the back of a Golf.
Very well put!!

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Old May 18th, 2017, 22:46   #18
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I have both, and while I like the hatch for hauling some taller items, it sadly doesn't hold my golf clubs without pulling the driver out of the bag lol. Since I like to leave my clubs in the car I prefer the Jetta, at least in the summer.
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Old May 19th, 2017, 09:41   #19
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or... mk4 jetta wagon.. are you not considering a wagon OP?
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Old May 19th, 2017, 11:45   #20
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Originally Posted by HLC View Post
Hey guys I am new to the forum. I am planning on buying a car and cant decide between a golf or a jetta and wondered if anyone has any advice.
I am planning on getting one made between 2000 and 2003
Go Golf. Better functionality

I once owned a 2003 Golf GSL. Loved it X 10
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Old May 19th, 2017, 12:58   #21
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I own a 2000 Jetta and it really has not had any limitations for space. The pssanger seat can be pulled almost to the dash, the rear seats fold flat OR can be totally removed, and where the golf is more square behind the seats, the Jetta seems to have a deeper trunk despite being obviously shorter height wise.

I've had two riding lawnmowers in my Jetta at the same time. They were partially disassembled, with the deck, seat, and wheels off, but it worked. I utilized a lot of the back seat space (with seats removed). I also carry a folded 22' ladder in it from time to time.

It's not a truck, but save for hauling mulch and gravel, I've never been limited by the trunk's size.

My $0.02.

I also own a golf, though that will never haul anything so long as the Jetta works.

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Old May 19th, 2017, 13:26   #22
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also, don't immediately dismiss the idea of a hitch and trailer setup for your golf or jetta. Plenty of info on that here.
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