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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
Volkswagen Golf Estate (07-09) - rated 4 out of 5
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PROS

Reliable and well built, large boot space, available with frugal TDI engines, comfortable interior

CONS

Similarly priced seven-seat Touran offers more for family buyers

At a glance

New price £15,520 - £21,705
Used price £1,210 - £4,250
Fuel economy 38 - 61 mpg
Road tax cost £125 - £260
Insurance group 11 - 19 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Reliable and well built, large boot space, available with frugal TDI engines, comfortable interior

CONS

Similarly priced seven-seat Touran offers more for family buyers

Volkswagen Golf Estate rivals

The estate version of the Golf wasn't introduced until three years after the hatchback came along, but it was worth waiting for. With a boot that's not much smaller than the Passat Estate, it's a surprisingly useful load carrier in a compact shape. Like the standard Golf, it's superbly built and extremely reliable as well as being refined inside with an excellent ride.

Volkswagen has a good range of family cars, but the Golf Estate makes a strong case for itself, especially for those who want practicality but don't want something as big as a Passat. It's available with a good range of engines including a very economical Bluemotion TDI version.

Volkswagen Golf Estate rivals

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