This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Volkswagen Golf Estate review.

Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Four-star NCAP rating. ABS, driver, passenger and side airbags on all cars. Strong bodyshell too. Immobiliser and deadlocks on all models.

Reasonable boot space, but Ford Focus is better (and VW's Passat is miles bigger for similar money). Inside, there's a world of hidden storage to discover. Cup holders, hidey holes for sunglasses, CDs etc. Cool.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Volkswagen Golf Estate (99-05).

  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control

E equipment

E standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control
E optional equipment
  • CD
  • Front electric windows
  • Metallic Paint
  • Rear electric windows

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Steel wheels
S optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Metallic Paint
  • Rear electric windows
  • Traction control

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control
SE optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sports seats

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Traction control
Sport optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sports seats

T equipment

T standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control
T optional equipment
None available

T Sport equipment

T Sport standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control
T Sport optional equipment
None available

V5 equipment

V5 standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control
V5 optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts